Lombard Odier Group has appointed Alexandre Zeller as managing partner, effective 1 March 2019.
Zeller will assume the functional responsibility for the Technology and Operations Unit at Group level. In this capacity, he will be in charge of innovation and new technologies at the service of customers, as well as for digitalisation projects. He will be based in Geneva.
Member of the Board of Credit Suisse Group SA and chairman of the Board of Directors of Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG since 2016, Alexandre Zeller has pursued a distinguished career in a number of Swiss and international banking and financial institutions.
Before joining Credit Suisse, Zeller was chairman of the SIX Group from 2013 to 2016 and was, from 2008 until 2012, CEO of HSBC Private Bank for Switzerland, Europe and the Middle East based in Geneva. He was previously CEO of the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne from 2002 to 2008, following a successful career at Credit Suisse, where he was notably CEO Private Banking Switzerland.
Zeller knows Lombard Odier well, since he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank Lombard Odier in Switzerland from 2014 to 2016. On 14 February 2019, he announced his retirement from his positions as a director of Credit Suisse.
As of 1 March 2019, the managing partners of Lombard Odier will comprise Patrick Odier (Senior Managing Partner), Christophe Hentsch, Hubert Keller, Frédéric Rochat, Denis Pittet, Annika Falkengren and Alexandre Zeller. They represent up to the seventh generation of bankers, owners and managers of the Firm.