Crédit Agricole Private Banking has expanded its management team at Crédit Agricole Suisse by hiring Patrick Ramsey as head of private clients and Hans Diederen as chief executive for Asia private banking division.

Additionally, the bank has hired Youssef Dib as director of customer ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNW) of the private clients division.

In his new role, Ramsey will report to Hervé Catala, CEO of Crédit Agricole Suisse and will be responsible for the management and oversight of all the private banking client teams based in Switzerland and at the bank’s international offices in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Ramsey will also be responsible for developing the high-growth regions of Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Latin American as well as tasked with building the bank’s operations across Switzerland, and sit on the executive committee of Crédit Agricole Suisse.

Ramsey with more than 20 years of experience has served as CEO of Barclays Bank (Switzerland) SA, head of wealth management, Switzerland, and country manager for the Barclays Group in Switzerland in 2010.

Prior to this, he was also CEO of Merrill Lynch Bank (Switzerland) SA, where he had previously run the UHNWI Department, as well as the private banking teams for Latin America and Europe. Earlier to this, he has held various roles in management of institutional mandates at the Darier Hentsch Group in Switzerland and internationally.

Based in Singapore, Diederen will report to Ramsey and will be responsible for managing and overseeing the development of the wealth management business of Crédit Agricole Suisse in Asia.

Diederen will also reinforce the existing management team and will work closely with the heads of the offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He will enable Crédit Agricole Suisse to build its business in Asia and seize opportunities to expand in the region.

Diederen was most recently head of South East Asia wealth management at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore. Prior to that, he served as CEO private banking Asia and country executive for ABN AMRO in Hong Kong (2009 – 2010) and Singapore (2011).
In his new role, Dib will accelerate the structuring of the segment and contribute to strategy development for key clients and overseeing commercial relationships.

Dib with 30 years of experience in merchant banking and private banking was responsible for UHNWI services and for UHNWI marketing and clientele for the Private Banking arm of BNP Paribas globally from 1999 to 2009.

Hervé Catala, CEO of Crédit Agricole Suisse, said: "With these appointments and the new team organisation, Crédit Agricole Suisse intends to accelerate its development in Switzerland and worldwide, to respond to the needs of its UHNWI clients with an even higher standard of service."