Zurich/Dubai, 18 January 2019 –Bank Julius Baer is creating two dedicated sub-regions for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, in order to better serve clients and develop the respective relationships in these diverse markets in a more targeted fashion. With immediate effect, Régis Burger is appointed as Head Middle East (including Levant), based in Dubai, and Alain Ucari as Head Africa & Turkey, based in Zurich and Monaco. Both will remain members of the Management Committee of the Region Emerging Markets under the leadership of Rémy A. Bersier.
Régis Burger started his career in private banking in 1998 at Credit Suisse working out of different locations including Dubai. He joined Julius Baer in 2006 and has held several senior roles. In 2012, he became Head of Business Management for the Region Emerging Markets and since 2016, Régis Burger has also acted as Chief Executive Officer of Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd. in Dubai.
Alain Ucari worked from 1994 in senior private banking management functions for Credit Suisse in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, including as CEO of Credit Suisse Monaco during more than twelve years. He joined Julius Baer in 2015 as CEO of Julius Baer in Monaco and was promoted to Chairman of Bank Julius Baer (Monaco) S.A.M. in summer 2016.
Rémy A. Bersier, Head Emerging Markets and member of the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer, said: “I am pleased to announce a new leadership team for the Middle East and Africa with two strong internal appointments, thereby ensuring utmost continuity for our clients. Régis Burger and Alain Ucari have been instrumental in enhancing our franchise over the past years. With their proven track records in the private banking industry, I am convinced that we are best positioned to grow our business and further develop our exceptional wealth management offering for our clients.”
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