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October 4, 2021

Julius Baer appoints group head for Middle East & Africa

By Patrick Brusnahan

Swiss private bank Julius Baer has hired Yvan Wicht as its group head for the Middle East & Africa, working out of Geneva.

Wicht will report to Regis Burger, sub-region head of Middle East & Africa. In his new role, Wicht will also be a member of the Middle East & Africa management committee and lead the Middle East & Africa teams in Geneva.

He has worked at Deutsche Bank since 2011, holding a number of leadership roles, the last being global head wealth investment advisory Middle East & Africa. As a result, Wicht comes with 18 years of experience in the region.

Burger said: “I look forward to working with such an experienced manager as Yvan Wicht to further develop our business in the Middle East and Africa together with the existing teams in Geneva and in our region. I am convinced that with his proven expertise and network we can serve our valued clients even better and bring our business to the next level.”

He added: “The hiring of Yvan is a sign of our commitment to Geneva as a financial centre. Geneva is of great importance to Julius Baer as a key location, especially for the Middle East and Africa.”

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