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April 22, 2021

Kleinwort Hambros announces two new appointments in Channel Islands

By Hannah Wright

Kleinwort Hambros has announced two new appointments to its Board in the Channel Islands – Konstantin Graf von Schweinitz as chairman and independent non-executive director (iNED) and Dragica Pilipovic-Chaffey as iNED.

A fomer iNED for SG Hambros Bank since 2016, Von Schweinitz will oversee the performance of the board and ensure effective governance of the business strategy. He has held a string of positions across banks, hege funds and private equity companies.

Pilipovic-Chaffey has been appointed as an iNED to both the CI Bank and CI Trust Boards, to help drive the strategic direction of the business and ensure prudent and sound management of the Board. Her appointment is subject to regulatory confirmation of no objection.

Commenting on the appointments, Christophe Huchet, CEO of Kleinwort Hambros, Channel Islands, said: “Konstantin and Dragica bring decades of experience at the highest level and their appointments support both our governance and growth agendas.”

Alongside the two new hires, Thomas Cummins has been appointed as head of private banking Channel Islands in hopes of advancing the banks growth agenda and position Kleinwort Hambros as the responsible bank for client service and expertise.

The former head of Private Banking Jersey, Cummins will be responsible for developing the client proposition and leading the commercial activities in the Channel Islands.

Huchet concluded: “We are also delighted to be announcing the appointment of Thomas who will continue to grow our business in both islands.

“We have ambitious plans to become the leading responsible bank for client service and expertise in the Channel Islands and they will all play a key role in delivering on our strategy.”

Kleinwort Hambros is a private bank owned by Societe Generale, providing financial services in the UK and Channel Islands.

The firm recently launched its second Emerging Artist Prize to help the recognition of contemporary art in the UK. The Kleinwort Hambros Emerging Artist Prize had its first iteration in 2019 to reward a contemporary regional artist in the UK.

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