Sir Hector Sants is to join Julius Baer International Limited as chairman effective 1 July 2015.
Sants succeeds Gian A. Rossi, head Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and member of the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., who will step down as Chairman after nine years but will remain actively involved with the firm’s business in the UK.
Sants worked at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) as Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2012 joining from Credit Suisse First Boston where he had been Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. After leaving Barclays Bank in November 2013, Sir Hector has been chairing the Archbishop of Canterbury’s taskforce on promoting responsible savings and credit and advising Abu Dhabi Global Market. From 1 July 2015 Sir Hector will also be working as Vice Chairman and Partner at Oliver Wyman.
“It is a great honour to welcome Sir Hector to Julius Baer. With his appointment we continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the UK, and I am sure that we will benefit greatly from his long-standing experience in the financial services industry,” said Gian A. Rossi.