Lombard Odier has appointed Edouard de Saint Pierre as managing director for its office in France.

He replaces Joelle Pacteau who is moving to another role in the group.

Focusing on accelerating growth in the client base, de Saint Pierre will hold a particular emphasis on technology and digital entrepreneurs, international families, and millennials.

He joined Lombard Odier in 2018 after a 12-year spell at UBS and JPMorgan. Since, he has held several strategic positions within the COO office of Lombard Odier’s private client business.

“Our growth in France over the past 20 years reflects our long-term commitment to this strategic market. We are confident that Edouard’s knowledge of the private banking sector and his expertise in meeting client needs, particularly among the new generation, will boost growth in a market where there are many entrepreneurial ‘pearls’ to be acquired, particularly in the technology and innovation spheres,” said Frédéric Rochat, managing partner of the Lombard Odier group and co-head of the Private Client Division.

“I am delighted to be joining Lombard Odier France, which is recognised for the tremendous quality of its teams, its innovative investment offering and its wealth planning solutions tailored to private clients’ individual needs. I firmly believe that the unique combination of the firm’s values, its independence and its sustainable investment and technology innovations add genuine value for our clients over the long term,” said Edouard de Saint Pierre.