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Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland reinforces its teams on the Swiss market

Societe Generale Private Banking (Switzerland) Ltd (SGPBS) has appointed Klaus Wiemann and Stefano Retti as Heads of the Swiss market, respectively based in Zurich and in Geneva.

SGPBS is strongly committed to further investing in Switzerland and strengthening its Private Banking teams, in view of stepping up its development in the country. Klaus Wiemann and Stefano Retti are responsible for growing their respective teams through further hiring of Relationship Managers and dedicated experts, while ensuring that clients benefit from agile and innovative business solutions.

The Swiss market is a key segment in the SGPBS set up, for which the Bank has developed a differentiating service offering, e.g. competitive credit solutions.

From Geneva and Zurich, the Bank’s clients benefit from the financial strength and international expertise of the Societe Generale group, combined with its knowledge of the Swiss economic environment and local entrepreneurship.

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Biographies

Klaus Wiemann, Head of the Swiss Market in Zurich

Klaus Wiemann started his career with an international sports advertising company before joining Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in 1996 as a senior consultant and project manager.

In 1998 he was asked to join Holcim group support, Holcim Ltd. as Head of Group e-Learning and communities of practice. In 2004 he was hired by Credit Suisse as Head of Learning Management & Services and in 2007 he moved to the Front Office as a Financial Planner for the Swiss onshore market Zurich region. In 2009, Klaus Wiemann took over the role of Senior Relationship and business development Manager HNWI in the Zurich region. In 2013 Klaus joined Credit Suisse Private Banking International as Senior Relationship and Business development Manager HNWI for Northern Europe.

Klaus Wiemann holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Zurich and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Konstanz.

 

Stefano Retti, Head of the Swiss Market in Geneva

Stefano Retti started his career in 2001 at UBS in Geneva as part of the university graduate trainee programme before becoming Relationship Manager. In 2005, he moved to Credit Suisse, joining the Private Banking teams for the Swiss onshore market. After completing his MBA in 2008, Stefano worked as a Business development consultant for a number of internet start-ups in London, among which Groupon.

In 2011, Stefano joined Bank CIC Switzerland where he headed the Geneva office, successfully repositioning the branch on the Swiss onshore market.

Stefano holds a Masters in English Literature from the University of Geneva and an MBA from the University of Oxford.