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After a distinguished and highly successful career, Thomas R. Meier has decided to leave Julius Baer at the end of October 2017 in order to pursue other activities. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the Julius Baer Foundation and support the corporate sustainability programme on a mandate basis.
Thomas R. Meier joined Julius Baer in 2005. As member of the Bank’s Executive Board, his main responsibilities included the development of the growth markets, in particular Asia, which he successfully managed to establish as the Group’s second home market. Since his return to Europe at the beginning of 2016, he has been instrumental in forming the corporate sustainability function into an impactful instrument. In parallel, he has overseen the strategic and operational realignment of the Julius Baer Foundation, since the beginning of 2016 as the Chairman of its Board.
Boris F.J. Collardi, Chief Executive Officer of Julius Baer, commented: “During his tenure at Julius Baer, Thomas R. Meier was the driving force behind our operations in Asia Pacific growing from modest beginnings to become the Group’s second home market. Back in Europe and with unaltered drive, he substantially increased the relevance of the Group’s corporate sustainability function, thus significantly sharpening the profile of Julius Baer in this field of growing importance. I would like to sincerely thank Thomas for all his extraordinary contributions and I am very pleased that he will remain connected with our Group.”