Alexander Classen

Chair of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee
Member of the Acquisition Committee

Year of birth and nationality
1962 I Swiss

Professional history and education
Alexander Classen is an acknowledged leader in the international wealth management industry with a strong track record in delivering growth and repositioning mandates. He has extensive industry experience and has worked for renowned global organisations in various leadership positions for more than 29 years.

He served as CEO & Country Head Switzerland of HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA from 2018 to September 2022. Prior to that, he was Managing Partner at Bedrock, a global investment and advisory firm based in Geneva. From 2011 to 2015, Alexander Classen held the position of CEO of Coutts International. Additionally, he spent four years with
Morgan Stanley International as Head of Private Wealth Management EMEA and he ran Goldman Sachs Bank AG Zurich as General Manager from 2000 to 2006. For Pictet, where Alexander Classen started his career as a portfolio manager and private banker in 1985, he acted as local CEO in Singapore from 1995 to 2000.

Alexander Classen holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

Mandates in other EFG entities
Chair of the Board, EFG Bank AG

External mandates