EFG International has appointed Franco Polloni head of Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy region and to its executive committee, effective 1 August 2017.
He succeeds Renato Santi, who has left the firm after the integration of BSI’s Swiss business into EFG.
Mr Polloni is joining EFG International from Lugano based Banca del Ceresio, where he was head of private clients & 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 & services until the bank’s integration into BSI in 2008.
“We thank Renato Santi for his contribution in leading our combined business in the Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy Region in this transitional phase,” said Joachim H. Straehle, chief executive of EFG International. “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."
Over 20 years with BSI Mr Santi held several managerial positions at BSI in Switzerland and abroad, and successfully headed various strategic development projects.