Board of Directors

  

chairman of the board

 

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OLIVIER BIZON, co-founder, Chairman of the Board.

Olivier Bizon began his career as a financial advisor for institutional clients with Paribas (Suisse) SA. Between 1992 and 1995, he worked at Credit Suisse Private Banking as an investment manager for private clients. He returned to Paribas (Suisse) SA in 1995, heading up the private clients division for Switzerland. He was appointed a member of Senior Management at that time and subsequently became a member of the Private Banking Executive Committee in 2000. In 2001, he joined Ferrier Lullin & Cie SA as Managing Director and became a Member of the Executive Board six months later as Head of Private Banking for the bank. In 2005, he was part of the executive team that sold three private banks and a specialised asset manager (SBC Wealth Management AG) to Julius Baer.

In 2006, he left the bank to co-found 1875 FINANCE as Managing Partner and Vice-Chairman of the Board until 2016 when he was appointed Chairman of the Board.

 

VICE-CHAIRMAN & SECRETAry of the board of Directors

 

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DIDIER DE MONTMOLLIN, Vice-Chairman & Secretary of the Board.

After graduating as a lawyer in 1983, Didier de Montmollin undertook a traineeship in the US. He became a legal advisor to the Swiss Bankers Association in Basel. In 1986, he joined Geneva law firm Secretan Troyanov, of which he became an Associate in 1992.

In January 2011, together with three associates, he founded law firm DGE Avocats – Attorneys at Law - Rechtsanwälte (www.dgepartners.com)

 

 

 

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

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ERIC SARASIN, Member of the Managing Board.

Eric Sarasin has 30 years of experience in banking at Morgan Stanley, Pictet & Cie, Citibank and of course Sarasin bank (now Bank J. Safra Sarasin).

At Sarasin, he held various management positions in different areas of activity and turned the previously family-run bank into one of Switzerland’s leading private banks, through to being appointed Deputy CEO of the Group.

Since 2019, he has been Chairman of the Board of Singularity Group SA and is on the Board of several other private companies and investment firms. He is also President of TIGER21 Zurich —an association for highly-qualified entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors worldwide, with 700 members.

During his career, Eric has held various public, non-private and cultural leadership positions, including 12 years as President of the German-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, five years as Treasurer of WWF International and is a member of the Executive Board as Treasurer of the Ligue contre le cancer in Basel, the Swiss Peace Foundation, the Paul Josef Jenni Foundation, the Maurice E. Muller Foundation, the Race for Water Foundation, as well as a manager and participant in NGOs, including Human Rights Watch.

Eric is married, has four children and lives in Basel.

 

 

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DAVID BUECHE, Board Member.

David Bueche holds a Master in Business Administration from HEC Lausanne and is a Swiss Chartered Professional Accountant. He is also a member of several Board of Directors and Audit Committees of companies subject to the supervision of FINMA, with the role of independent Director.

He originally joined Arthur Andersen SA in 1986 as part of the « audit financial market » division, and was promoted to the Partnership in 1997. In 2002, he joined Baker Tilly Spiess SA (member of Baker Tilly International, the 8th worldwide largest auditing network of independent firms), as Partner for the financial market department, and works with a wide variety of Swiss and international clients (internal audit, financial expertise, consulting,…).