Julius Baer strengthens risk governance with executive appointments

Ridhima Sharma
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Julius Baer has appointed Oliver Bartholet as chief risk officer and member of the Executive Boards of Julius Baer Group and Bank Julius Baer effective 1 April 2018. Bernhard Hodler, who has held this role since 2001, will remain a member of the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer and act as the deputy to the CEO, supporting the implementation of strategic projects and continuing to lead the Credit function.

At Julius Baer, Bartholet will be responsible for the management and control of market, operational, compliance and bank-related legal risks.

Oliver Bartholet is currently head Legal Group Regulatory & Governance at UBS. He started his banking career in 1995, after working in public service, and held several senior positions at UBS, among others as global head of Tax and as general counsel for the Wealth Management & Swiss Bank division. He holds a Ph.D. from the School of Law of the University of Basle (Switzerland) and is a CFA charterholder. He is an attorney at law and a member of the International Bar Association. As a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in Law and Economics he also regularly authors and contributes to academic publications on banking and tax legislation.

Boris F.J. Collardi, Chief Executive Officer of the Julius Baer Group, said: “With his in-depth knowledge of wealth management and broad-based banking expertise, Oliver Bartholet will expand our leadership team.”

“Bernhard Hodler will continue to manage the Credit function, thereby ensuring credit risk management and continued prudent growth of the credit book.”

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