Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group which has operated in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) since 2004, has appointed Régis Burger as CEO Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd. effective 1 October 2016.

Zurich/Dubai, 10 October 2016 – Régis Burger has been appointed CEO Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd. (JBME) effective 1 October 2016 (subject to approval by the local regulator). He will focus on fostering the Group’s sustainable growth in the Middle East by further strengthening our platform in Dubai as hub for our entire Emerging Markets organisation. He will report to Rémy Bersier, Head of our newly established Region Emerging Markets.

Régis Burger joined Julius Baer 10 years ago and spent already 5 years in Dubai whereof 3 years as Chief Operating Officer for JBME.

Régis Burger will succeed Juerg Berger who has decided to take on a new challenge within the Region and will become Head GCC Abu Dhabi to further drive growth in this specific market.

Rémy Bersier, Head Emerging Markets and member of the Executive Board of Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. said: “I am delighted that Régis will take on the responsibility to further drive our business out of Dubai. His appointment shows continuity and demonstrates the importance of our hub in Dubai as growth platform for the emerging markets. I would like to thank Juerg for his significant contribution. I am pleased that we can continue to build on his broad expertise and wish him lots of success in his new role.”

Régis Burger, new CEO Julius Baer (Middle East) Ltd., added: “I am extremely happy to come back to Dubai and about the opportunity to further develop our successful business in the Middle East together with my colleagues across all markets.”