Bank am Bellevue names new CEO
Bellevue Group announced the appointment of Thomas Pixner as CEO of Bank am Bellevue and a member of the Executive Board of Bellevue Group, effective February 1, 2018. In addition, Veit de Maddalena will be proposed for election to the board of directors at the Annual General Meeting in March 2018. Both have many years of experience in the wealth management business and stellar track records.
Thomas Pixner has held various executive positions in international wealth management for more than 20 years. Since 2007, Thomas Pixner has served as a member of the Executive Committee Wealth Management & Trust and head Investments Switzerland of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich. Before that he headed the Private Banking operations of VP Bank AG in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. He will lead Bank am Bellevue as CEO from February 1, 2018 at the latest and advance the growth of the wealth management business for entrepreneurial private clients in collaboration with the existing teams.
André Rüegg, CEO of Bellevue Group, commented: “Thomas Pixner is an internationally experienced wealth management expert. As CEO, he will further strengthen the new positioning of the wealth management franchise in a joint effort with the already successful operational team headed by Christian Zenker. With his many years of experience and valued competency, Thomas Pixner will be instrumental in guiding the bank through its next stage of development and accelerating the ongoing extension of our services.”
Thomas Blum is also joining the team as senior client advisor. He is a talented client advisor with more than 15 years of experience in working with an international clientele, primarily at Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich and, before that, at VP Bank in Vaduz.
The board of directors will also be strengthened with the election of Veit de Maddalena as a new director at the Annual General Meeting in 2018. Veit de Maddalena has a deep understanding of the international wealth management business. His long international career includes various assignments and key positions at Credit Suisse and, since 2006, at Rothschild & Co. Veit de Maddalena headed for years the Wealth Management & Trust Division, was a member of the Group Management Committee of Rothschild & Co. and served as chief executive officer of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild Bank AG, Zurich.
Thomas von Planta, chairman of Bellevue Group, commented: “We are pleased to have Veit de Maddalena help guide the further development of Bellevue Group. His extensive knowledge of the international wealth management business will be of great benefit in strengthening Bellevue Group’s new strategic profile.”