Julius Baer Foundation Appoints New MD

Christoph Schmocker

Christoph Schmocker

The Julius Baer Foundation has been led an on interim basis by Thomas Meier since last month. Now a permanent managing director has been found – a former head of UBS Optimus Foundation.

Christoph Schmocker will take over as managing director of the Julius Baer Foundation on October 1. He will replace the interim head Thomas Meier (former Asia Head) who has been in position since the departure of Martina Venturini, the private bank announced Friday.

Schmocker has worked in South Africa for the past six years, most recently as director of fundraising and strategic projects at the University of Cape Town.

From 2001 to 2010, Schmocker was CEO of the UBS Optimus Foundation. He has also held various mandates, among others with the Roger Federer Foundation and the Fondation Chirac.

The Foundation Board consists now of the following persons:

  • Thomas R. Meier, Chairman (and General Manager ad interim until 30 September 2016)
  • Boris F.J. Collardi, Vice-Chairman
  • Jan A. Bielinski, Member
  • Dieter Enkelmann, Member
  • Wolfgang Humbert-Droz, Member
  • Andreas Weinberg, Member

Operational leadership:

  • Christoph Schmocker, General Manager (as of 1 October 2016)
  • Vega Ibañez, Deputy General Manager (since 11 July 2016)

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