Financial group Edmond de Rothschild has appointed Benjamin Francq as chief executive officer of Edmond de Rothschild Belgium.
The firm’s Belgian branch, focused on wealth management, is established in Brussels since 2003 and has offices in Liège and Antwerp. EdR’s said Francq’s hire forms a milestone in the development of the group’s private banking activities in both French and Dutch-speaking areas of Belgium.
Francq, who joined on 16 April 2018, succeeds Marc Moles Le Bailly who was heading EdR’s Belgian subsidiary since 2007. Moles Le Bailly has been named advisor to Bernard Coucke, CEO of Edmond de Rothschild (Europe).
Prior to joining the firm, Francq spent 15 years within ING Belgium, most recently as head of Private Banking for the French-speaking region of Belgium, Wallonia. Before that, he held roles of head of Private Banking, Commercial Banking and director private banking for enterprises.
Francq started his career as an external auditor at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in 1998.
The group has €155bn of assets under management.