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Singapore, 11 January 2016 – Bank Julius Baer has appointed Torsten Linke as Head Private Banking South East Asia with immediate effect. Subject to regulatory approval, he will also become Branch Manager Singapore. He will be responsible for Julius Baer’s operations and development in Singapore and expanding the Bank’s business presence and client base in South East Asia. He will report to Jimmy Lee, Head Asia Pacific at Bank Julius Baer.

Torsten Linke joins Julius Baer with 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Market Leader Indonesia at Credit Suisse. Before that, he was Market Manager for Indonesia at Standard Chartered Private Bank from 2009. Previously he held a number of senior leadership and management roles at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management during 24 years in Singapore, London, Frankfurt and Hamburg, including Head Strategy and Business Development for South East Asia, Deputy Head South East Asia and Market Manager for Indonesia. He has lived in Singapore for more than 13 years, first from 2001 to the end of 2004 and then again since 2006.

David Lim, currently Head Private Banking South East Asia and Branch Manager Singapore, will become Vice Chairman South East Asia to focus on deepening and broadening Julius Baer’s client relationships. He will also continue to contribute his wealth of expertise by providing advice on strategic initiatives. In this new role, he will report directly to Jimmy Lee.

“Our South East Asia and Singapore businesses have seen significant growth in recent years. We are strongly committed to these markets. We are pleased to welcome Torsten to take on this important role. At the same time, I would also like to thank David for his strong contribution in the past years and for taking up new responsibilities. Since joining the Bank in 2006, David has been instrumental in building up the Julius Baer franchise in South East Asia and Singapore and has played a pivotal role in the successful integration of the Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management business in Singapore,” said Jimmy Lee.