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Based in Zurich, and subject to Swiss law, the Julius Baer Foundation is closely linked to the Julius Baer Group, which provides financial and administrative assistance, as well as personnel support. This ensures that the Foundation operates autonomously and that every donation received is wholly used to fund its broad range of projects.

The Foundation is governed by the Foundation Board – senior executives from Bank Julius Baer and external experts – who determine the policies and strategic focus of the Foundation, and define project selection, duration of support, and fund allocation. The Board also determines the Foundation’s investment policy, which covers risk assessment and monitoring. The General Manager is responsible for the operational leadership of the Foundation.

Board Members

Romeo Lacher, President
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Julius Baer

Larissa Alghisi Rubner
Head Brand & Communications Julius Baer

Ariane de Lannoy 

Professor at University of Cape Town and ‘Wealth Inequality’ expert

Jimmy Kong Eng Lee 

Head Asia Pacific Julius Baer

Jennifer Estes

Member of the Family Baer

Yves Robert-Charrue 

Head Switzerland, Europe, Middle East & Africa Julius Baer

Beatriz Sanchez 

Head Americas Julius Baer

Charing Tsang

Representative of Julius Baer’s employee organisation JB Cares

Henning Wilts 

Director Circular Economy at the Wuppertal Institute and ‘Solutions Replacing Plastics’ expert

Foundation Management

Christoph Schmocker

CEO Julius Baer Foundation

Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

Deputy CEO Julius Baer Foundation and Senior Programme Manager Wealth Inequality

Vanessa Almengor Hofmann

Administrative Assistant

Kathrin Benz

Communications & Marketing

Melanie Kassewalder

Operations Manager

Support us

Contributing to the Foundation is a meaningful, effective way to make a difference. One hundred per cent of your donation goes to the Foundation’s projects, because Bank Julius Baer sponsors all overhead costs. In addition to this, Bank Julius Baer matches the donations made to the Foundation.

If you wish to share with us your philanthropic endeavours, kindly contact us.

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