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Joachim H. Straehle is the Chief Executive Officer of EFG International, effective as of April 2015. From 2006 to 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of Bank Sarasin & Co. Prior to this, he was Head Private Banking Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Russia and member of the Executive Board of the Private Banking Division at Credit Suisse. Joachim H. Straehle is a graduate of the School of Management in Zurich and of the Executive Program for Overseas Bankers, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. In his senior roles at Credit Suisse and Bank Julius Baer he has worked in Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Joachim H. Straehle is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1958.
Giorgio Pradelli is the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO of EFG International. He was appointed Deputy CEO in January 2014. He joined EFG International from Eurobank, where he was Head of International Activities and a member of the Executive Committee. From 2003 to 2006, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of EFG Group, the largest shareholder of EFG International. Prior to this, he undertook a variety of senior roles at Deutsche Bank, where he started his career in 1991, including Head of Private & Business Banking in Italy; Head of Business Development for the Private Clients and Asset Management Group in Frankfurt; and Head of Business Development for Personal Banking in Frankfurt. Mr Pradelli is an Italian citizen, was born in 1967, and holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Turin.
Mark Bagnall was appointed Chief Operating Officer of EFG International effective 1st January 2011. He joined EFG International in December 2008 as Global Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining EFG, he worked from 2004 to 2008 at Merrill Lynch in London and Geneva, where he was Head of International Private Client & Wealth Management Technology, having previously held IT management roles in Capital Markets & Investment Banking in London & New York from 1998 to 2003. He started his career on the IT graduate programme with British Petroleum in 1989, before moving to JP Morgan in 1994. He is a UK citizen, and holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science from Liverpool University.
Albert Chiu was appointed Head of Asia Region in 2010. He joined EFG Bank in 2000 and helped to establish EFG Bank’s Private Banking activities in Asia, with branches in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to this, he was Treasury Manager at HSBC Bank USA, Hong Kong Branch (1993 to 2000), and from 1987 to 1993 he was Vice President at Citibank Hong Kong. Mr. Chiu is a Hong Kong citizen, was born in 1965, and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hon.) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and a Diploma course at the Sophia University in Japan.
Renato Cohn is Head of Investment Solutions of EFG International, effective November 2016. Currently, he serves also as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI; he is responsible for the UHNWI clients division, BSI Asia, and is the Deputy Group CEO of BSI. He joined BSI in September 2015. From 2009 until 2015, he was Co-Head of BTG Pactual Wealth Management in São Paulo. Before that, he served in senior positions as Head of Product and Services and Head of Sales Management at UBS Pactual. He joined Banco Pactual in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. He started his career at Banco Primus, then worked at Banco Matrix as a Head of the Fixed Income Trading Desk. He is a Brazilian citizen and was born in 1972. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Escola Politécnica of the University of São Paulo.
Anthony Cooke-Yarborough was appointed as Head of EFG Private Bank, EFG International’s wholly owned subsidiary in the UK, in June 2011. He joined EFG Private Bank in 2009 and was Head of Private Banking from 2009 to 2011. From 2005 to 2009 he was CEO of Mourant Private Wealth, Jersey. Prior to this, he was Head of UK Private Banking and CEO of Barclays Private Bank (2002 to 2005), and from 1997 to 2002 he was Executive Director at Merrill Lynch International Bank, London, ultimately as Deputy Head of UK Private Client business. He started his career at Lloyds Bank International in 1980 and held various senior management positions in the USA and Latin America, ultimately as Director, International Investments, Brazil. Mr. Cooke-Yarborough is a British citizen, was born in 1956, and holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University.
Marcelo Coscarelli was appointed Head of Americas Region and a Member of the Executive Committee of EFG International, effective 1st January 2017. Previously, he was at Citibank Latin America, serving as Managing Director and Head of the Wealth Management Business covering international high-net-worth and affluent clients starting in 2012. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chief Operating Officer of Itaú Private Bank International, based in Miami. Before that, he has worked for UBS, where we held the position as Head of the Brazil Wealth Management Sales Desk at UBS in Zurich, and for Citigroup, as Head of Citigold Wealth Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. He also held different positions with the Citigroup Private Bank. Mr. Coscarelli was born in 1971 in Brazil, and is a citizen of the United States and Brazil. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo, Brazil.
Peter Fischer was appointed Head of Strategy of EFG International AG, effective January 2016. In addition, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications are reporting to him as well. Peter Fischer joined EFG International AG in June 2015 as Manager Special Projects. He has extensive professional experience in project and line management. He worked at Bank Sarasin & Cie and later Bank J. Safra Sarasin from 2000 until 2015, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief of Staff & Corporate Development. Prior to that, Peter Fischer headed various front office and staff functions at Credit Suisse and UBS in Switzerland, Europe, Asia and the USA. Mr. Fischer is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1958. He is a graduate of the Business School of Zurich (Economist KSZ).
Reto Kunz is Chief Risk Officer of EFG International effective November 2016. Currently, he serves also as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI and, since he joined BSI in August 2015, he is responsible for Credit, Market and Operational Risks. Reto Kunz has extensive experience in risk management, developed over the last 30 years by working in the finance industry (Credit Suisse and UBS), primarily in Corporate Banking and Wealth Management, with business activities in Europe and Asia. He held various Senior Management positions in Risk Management and Control before establishing his own business as an independent risk consultant prior to joining BSI. Reto Kunz is a Swiss Certified Banking Expert with Federal Diploma and got a Senior Executive Programme degree from London Business School. He is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1954.
Adrian Kyriazi is Head of Romandie & Continental Europe Region, effective November 2016. Prior to this he was Regional Business Head for Continental Europe and Switzerland from July 2014, when he joined EFG International. Adrian Kyriazi was previously with Credit Suisse, where from 2010 to 2014 he was Managing Director, Market Group Head for Greece, CEE/Poland. Previously he spent nineteen years at HSBC in a variety of different roles, including: Managing Director, Private Banking and Co-CEO, HSBC Private Bank, Monaco; CEO of West Coast Region, USA, HSBC Private Bank; and CEO of Global Practices (encompassing wealth and tax advisory, corporate finance, and family office), HSBC Private Bank. He is a Greek citizen, born in 1960 and holds a degree in law from Robinson College, Cambridge University.
Maurizio Moranzoni is Head of Global Markets of EFG International, effective November 2016. Currently, he serves also as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI, and he is responsible for the Capital Markets Division since 2015. Previously, he had been Global Head of Capital Markets at BSI since 2010. Maurizio Moranzoni has spent his entire career at BSI, where he started working in 1982—first in the Forex Department, and then covering various positions in the Capital Markets Area. In 1997, he was appointed as Head of Treasury, Fixed Income and Securities Lending, and in 2003 he became Head of Capital Markets. Maurizio Moranzoni was born in 1960 and is a Swiss citizen.
Gerald Robert is Head of Latin America Region of EFG International effective November 2016. Currently, he serves also as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI and he is responsible for the Latin America, Middle East & Eastern Mediterranean region since 2012. After starting his career at the Banker Trust Company of New York in 1983, he joined BSI in 1985 as Private Banker at the New York branch, and then moved to Latin America to manage the bank’s local operations. From 1993 to 2001, he was Director of BSI Montecarlo. He subsequently became Branch Manager of Geneva and, in 2001, Area Manager for Latin America and Spain. Gerald Robert was born in 1957 and is a Swiss and US citizen. He graduated in International politics and economics from George Washington University and holds a Master of Arts from the John Hopkins University of Washington D.C., with a specialization in Economics and Finance.