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BIL Suisse Names Growth Markets Wealth Head, Other Changes

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, London , 15 December 2020

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The bank recently spoke to this news service about its growth strategy. Yesterday, it gave more information, with several senior hires including a head of wealth management for a segment including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and China.

The Swiss subsidiary of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg has appointed Hartmut Vollmer as head of wealth management for growth markets, a segment including China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The appointment takes effect from 1 April next year.

Vollmer will be joining from Union Bancaire Privée where he has been leading the Eastern Europe team. He has been a member of its private banking management committee since 2011. Prior to UBP, Vollmer held management positions at ABN AMRO in Switzerland from 2000 to 2011.

Tobias Kamber will take on the role of general counsel as of 1 January 2021. He will also become a member of BIL Suisse’ executive committee. Kamber has more than 16 years of experience in legal, risk and compliance roles in the private banking sector in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Prior to joining BIL Suisse, he was deputy general counsel for private banking at Julius Baer. He also headed the private banking legal team for Switzerland and the EMEA countries. Kamber started his career in the private banking sector in 2004 as legal counsel at Clariden Bank, prior to joining Julius Baer in 2007.

“We continue to hold high growth ambitions for our business, and it was essential for us to strengthen our management team. Hartmut Vollmer and Tobias Kamber will bring invaluable experience and sharp expertise. We have made major high calibre recruitments in the past few months, reaching an important milestone. We are confident that with our strong team, we will take BIL Suisse to its next level of development,” Hans-Peter Borgh, chief executive of BIL Suisse and group head for the bank’s international arm, said.

(This news service recently interviewed Borgh about the firm’s strategy.)

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