Swiss private banking group EFG International has appointed Franco Polloni ashead of Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy Region, effective 1 August 2017 at the latest.
He will also sit into the executive committee.
Polloni will succeed Renato Santi, who will depart the firm after the integration of BSI’s Swiss business into EFG, that will occur in April 2017. Santi spent two decades at BSI, having held there a number of managerial positions.
Thomas Mueller, currently CEO of BSI, will manage the Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy Region ad interim.
Polloni joins EFG International from Lugano-based Banca del Ceresio, where he was head of Private Clients & Asset Management and a member of the executive board since 2014.
Between 2008 and 2014, he held various positions at BSI such as head of Wealth Management Services as well as member of the executive board from 2008 to 2010.
Prior to that, he spent seven years at Banca del Gottardo where he was head of Products & Services until the bank’s merger into BSI in 2008.
EFG International reported around CHF145bn (€135.57bn) of assets under management as of end-December 2016.