The Board of Directors of Julius Baer Group Ltd. will propose Kathryn Shih and Christian Meissner for election as new independent members of the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 16 April 2020.
This follows Paul Man Yiu Chow's decision not to stand for re-election at the AGM in April 2020, as he will shortly be reaching the age limit for Julius Baer Board members, and also forms part of the long-term succession planning. All other current members of the Board of Directors will stand for re-election.
Meissner will immediately take up his mandate after the election, while Shih will take up her mandate on 1 September 2020.
Shih has spent 32 years of her career in the financial industry at UBS in Hong Kong. In her last position, she was president Asia Pacific and member of the Group Executive Board at UBS AG, before she retired at the end of 2018. She brings with her extensive and in-depth knowledge of the wealth management industry, having previously also headed Wealth Management Asia Pacific of the Swiss bank for 14 years. She is currently a member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School Advisory Board and Temasek Fellow of the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore.
Meissner has worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from July 2010 to February 2019, where he was most recently head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking. He has more than 30 years of experience, mainly in investment banking, and has worked in various senior management roles for Nomura, Lehman Brothers Ltd. International, and Goldman Sachs International.