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EFG International has appointed Franco Polloni as head of Central Switzerland, Ticino and Italy region and a member of the executive committee, effective 1 August 2017 at the latest.

Polloni will succeed Renato Santi, who will leave the firm after the integration of BSI’s Swiss business into EFG, planned to take place in the course of April 2017.
 
Until Polloni’s arrival, Thomas A Mueller, currently CEO of BSI, will manage the Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy region ad interim.
 
Polloni has broad management experience in private banking and asset management and extensive knowledge of the Swiss financial sector. He is joining EFG International from Lugano based Banca del Ceresio, where he was head of private clients and asset management and a member of the executive board since 2014.
 
Between 2008 and 2014, he held various leadership positions at BSI and was head of wealth management services and a member of the executive board from 2008 to 2010.
 
From 2001 to 2008, he worked at Banca del Gottardo, where he was appointed a member of the executive board in 2006 and served as head of products and services until the bank’s integration into BSI in 2008.
 
In addition, Renato Santi has been appointed a nember of EFG International’s executive committee as of November 2016, after the completion of the acquisition of BSI. Over the past two decades, Santi held several managerial positions at BSI in Switzerland and abroad, and headed various strategic development projects.
 
Joachim H Straehle, CEO of EFG International, says: “We thank Renato Santi for his contribution in leading our combined business in the Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy region in this transitional phase. We wish Renato all the best in his future endeavours. I am very pleased to welcome Franco Polloni in EFG International’s leadership team. He brings vast experience in private banking and wealth management and the Swiss financial centre. Together with my colleagues in the executive committee, i am very much looking forward to working with Franco and to draw on his knowledge to drive forward the combined business of BSI and EFG.”
 

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