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Switzerland's Bonh么te Continues Hiring

Editorial Staff 23 February 2024

Switzerland's Bonh么te Continues Hiring

The private banking firm, operating across Switzerland, has made a number of appointments in the past few weeks.

Swiss private bank Bonh么te has continued a busy period of appointments in recent weeks, announcing yesterday that it has named Kim-Andr茅e Potvin as chief operating officer. She has replaced former COO, Olivier Vollenweider, who is now the firm's chief administration officer, a spokesperson told this news service.

Potvin took up her role at the Neuch芒tel head office in early January, the firm said in a statement. 

A native of Canada, Potvin worked for BNP Paribas for 17 years in various roles including COO, joining the bank in France, Luxembourg and later in Switzerland. After leaving the Paris-headquartered bank, she moved into Landolt & Cie and then Bamboo Capital Partners, a sustainable finance business, as COO in both firms.

Potvin has a master of science in business administration from the Universit茅 de Sherbrooke and a bachelor of commerce from McGill University. 

A few days ago, Bonh么te named Esther Halas Budinsky as product manager and Pascal Maire as portfolio manager. They are both existing members of staff.

At the end of January, Bonh么te made two senior appointments in its independent asset management department: Nicholas Bader and Olivier Christen. The moves highlighted the importance of the Swiss external asset management (EAM) industry, now operating under a new Swiss regulatory framework.

Founded in 1815, this family-run institution was sold to a financial and industrial holding firm in 1988; in 1992 a group of partners bought it out and returned it to private hands. The executive team consists of Yves de Montmollin, CEO, Olivier Vollenweider and Julien Staehli. Besides its Neuch芒tel HQ, the firm has branches in Bern, Biel/Bienne, Geneva, Lausanne, Solothurn and Zurich.

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