Marc Lauwers has been appointed chief operating officer for the Luxembourg based KBL European Private Bankers group.
Lauwers (pictured) recently served as head of Retail and Commercial Banking at Belfius Bank in Belgium. Prior to that he was COO at Dexia Bank Belgium, CEO at Dexia Banka Slovensko, and CEO at Banque Artesia Netherlands.
At KBL he will serve as a member of the Executive Committee, which has recently been expanded to better meet the evolving needs of the group and its clients.
Further appointments to the Committee are expected shortly.
Jacques Peters, group chief executive officer, said: “As we continue to effect ongoing, positive organizational change, including through the appointment of senior professionals such as Marc, KBL epb is now even more strongly positioned to realize our vision to become a top 20 European private bank by 2015.”
Lauwers said: “I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth of this dynamic institution, which is consolidating its presence across Europe and capturing emerging opportunities abroad.”
Lauwers starts his new role at KBL on 1 April, following the approval of the Board of Directors of KBL and the Financial Sector Surveillance Commission (CSSF).