Bank J. Safra Sarasin has appointed Bellen Chang as a managing director, client advisory in the ultra high net worth team, focusing on the Philippines. She joined the Bank on 3 November.
Ms Chang, who is based in Hong Kong, has been in banking for 20 years, and in private banking since 1999. She joins J. Safra Sarasin from UBS, Hong Kong, where she had been an executive director and a client adviser in the Philippines team since 2006. Prior to that, Ms Change was at American Express Bank, where she was a client relationship manager covering the Philippines market from 2003. Ms Chang also held roles at JP Morgan Chase and Citibank.
She reports to Vinay Gandhi, managing director and chief executive, ultra high net worth Asia, who is based in Singapore, and in Hong Kong to Enid Yip, chief executive Asia.
Ms Yip said: "Bellen brings long-term experience in the Philippines market to Bank J. Safra Sarasin. I am delighted that a private banker with Bellen’s expertise has chosen to join the Bank. We are deeply committed to Asia, and to expanding our services for clients.”
J. Safra Sarasin is present in more than 25 locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. At the end of December 2016 it managed total client assets of over CHF 148 billion and employed about 2,000 staff.