Julius Baer hires Jimmy Lee from Credit Suisse

Swiss private bank Julius Baer continues regional expansion with appointment of Lee as Asia head.
Jimmy Lee to join Julius Baer
Jimmy Lee to join Julius Baer

Private banking veteran Jimmy Lee will join Julius Baer as head of Asia Pacific from October 1 as the Swiss bank ramps up its presence across the region.

Lee will shuttle between Hong Kong and Singapore and will report directly to Boris Collardi, the group's chief executive officer.

In a statement on Thursday, Julius Baer said Lee, 53, will become the first Asian to join the group’s executive board, a 12-member decision-making body, commencing January 1, 2016.

Lee, who hails from Singapore, will be responsible for building the Asia franchise and regional product platform.

He will take the helm from Thomas...

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