Julius Baer: Senior Hire and Management Changes in Singapore

Torsten Linke, New Head Private Banking South East Asia, Julius Baer

Swiss bank Julius Baer has appointed a new Head of Private Banking South East Asia and Branch Manager Singapore and appointed a Vice Chairman South East Asia.

Having joined Julius Baer in October last year, Jimmy Lee CEO Asia Pacific, who formally took up his new role from January 1 this year, has made his first strategic appointments.

Torsten Linke has been appointed as Head Private Banking South East Asia with immediate effect. Subject to regulatory approval, he will also become Branch Manager Singapore.

Briefly with Credit Suisse

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.

Prior to joining Julius Baer Linke was only briefly with Credit Suisse in Singapore, spending a few months as the market leader for the Indonesian team. Before that, he was market manager for Indonesia at Standard Chartered Private Bank. Linke has wide Asian experience having been in Singapore more more than 13 years.

Becoming a Vice Chairman

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,» said Jimmy Lee.

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