The Lombard Odier Group names Alexandre Zeller as a Managing Partner
Alexandre Zeller will join the Lombard Odier Partnership as of 1 March 2019. 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.
As Managing Partner of the Lombard Odier Group, Alexandre 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.
One of the leading figures in Swiss banking
“We are very pleased to welcome as Managing Partner such an eminent and recognised personality as Alexandre Zeller,” said Patrick Odier, Senior Managing Partner. “His strategic vision, operational expertise and unparalleled network will be an additional asset to strengthen our client service offering and to pursue our growth both in Switzerland and abroad.”
Before joining Credit Suisse, Alexandre 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.
Born in 1961 and a Swiss national, Alexandre 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.
“I am delighted to be joining such a prestigious Firm whose values, independence and entrepreneurial culture have been successfully perpetuated for more than 200 years,” said Alexandre Zeller. “Lombard Odier’s ability and willingness to rethink everything and to engage in favour of sustainable investment represents a significant motivation in a rapidly changing world.”
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.