Jürg Haller is to be elected as new chairman of Bank J. Safra Sarasin and member of the Board of J. Safra Sarasin Holding. He will replace Ilan Hayim.
Bank J. Safra Sarasin and member of the Board of J. Safra Sarasin Holding will be appointed
Hayim, currently chairman of Bank J. Safra Sarasin and member of the Board of Directors of J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG, will resign from both Boards, while ensuring a smooth transition over the next few months. He has informed the respective Boards of his decision to step down after having served the Group since 2013.
The Board of Directors of Bank J. Safra Sarasin will propose the election of Jürg Haller as a new member of the Board at the upcoming general meeting of shareholders. It is planned that he will be appointed as chairman of the Board of Bank J. Safra Sarasin. In addition, Haller will be a member of the Board of J. Safra Sarasin Holding AG, the parent company of Bank J. Safra Sarasin.
With extensive experience in the banking sector both in Switzerland and globally, Haller began his professional career at Raiffeisenbank Basen-Wettingen in 1973, and worked for J.P. Morgan in New York and Zurich from 1981 to 1984. He was employed with the UBS Group in various senior leadership positions from 1984 (originally Swiss Bank Corporation) until July 2019, most recently as executive vice chairman Global Wealth Management since February 2018.