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LGT Private Banking has appointed Anke Bridge Haux as the new CEO of LGT Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. as of 1 November 2023. In this role – subject to the approval of the supervisory authority – she will succeed Heinrich Henckel, who will be elected to the Board of Directors of LGT Bank Switzerland.
Roland Matt, CEO Private Banking EMEA, said: "With Anke Bridge Haux, we are gaining a very accomplished expert in banking and the Swiss financial centre for LGT Private Banking. We are very much looking forward to working with her and to the knowledge she will bring to LGT Bank Switzerland. She will be able to build on the strong foundation of our business in the Swiss financial centre, which has developed very successfully under the leadership of Heinrich Henckel over the past decade."
Anke Bridge Haux (45) has extensive long-term experience in the financial industry and in innovation management. Over the past twelve years, she has held various management positions in the Swiss unit of Credit Suisse. In 2022, as Head Personal & Business Banking, she assumed responsibility for consumer banking and corporate clients, including the online banking app CSX. Prior to that, she led the expansion of the digital banking business as Head Digital Banking from 2019 and Head Digitalization & Products from 2018 for all areas of the Swiss Business Unit. In 2018, she was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland). Her previous positions included UBS, where she worked in Investment Banking and Wealth Management from 2005 to 2010. Anke Bridge Haux is a Swiss and German citizen. She holds a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from the University of St. Gallen and is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.
Anke Bridge Haux joins LGT on 1 September and will assume the role of CEO of LGT Bank Switzerland as of 1 November 2023. She will be reporting to Roland Matt, CEO Private Banking EMEA. She will also join the EMEA Executive Management Board and help shape the regional strategy. LGT Private Banking is a leading international provider of investment solutions for high net worth individuals and families, with CHF 203.7 billion in client assets under management at the end of June 2022, including CHF 45 billion in Switzerland.
Heinrich Henckel will join the Board of Directors of LGT Bank Switzerland after handing over his responsibilities to Anke Bridge Haux and will also continue to serve on the Board of LGT Wealth Management (UK). He joined the Executive Board of LGT Bank Switzerland in 2009 as Head of Market Switzerland and Europe and was appointed CEO of the unit in 2013. "With our team, we have succeeded in strongly expanding LGT's position in the Swiss market over the past few years, and I am convinced that we are very well positioned to continue offering our clients first-class private banking in the future," said Heinrich Henckel.
H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, Chairman LGT, said: "I would like to thank Heinrich Henckel for his outstanding commitment in leading LGT Bank Switzerland to great success over many years, and I am delighted that he will continue to contribute his expertise and network to the Board of Directors. Switzerland is one of the most important centres in international wealth management, and I am delighted that Anke Bridge Haux, an excellent banker and leader, is joining us to lead our Swiss business into the future."