Executive Committee

  • Joachim H. Straehle - Chief Executive Officer

    Chief Executive Officer

    Joachim H. Straehle was appointed CEO of EFG International and EFG Bank, effective as of April 2015. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of EFG International’s subsidiaries EFG Investment and Wealth Solutions Holding AG (as Chairman), Zurich and EFG Private Bank Ltd, London.

    Before joining EFG, Joachim H. Straehle was CEO of Bank Sarasin & Co. from 2006 to 2013. Prior to this, he was Head Private Banking Asia-Pacific, Middle East and CEE and member of the Executive Board of the Private Banking Division at Credit Suisse. In his senior roles at Credit Suisse and Bank Julius Baer he has worked in Zurich, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

    Mr. Straehle is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1958. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration UAS Zurich and is a graduate of the Executive Program for Overseas Bankers, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Giorgio Pradelli - Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

    Piergiorgio Pradelli is the Deputy CEO and CFO of EFG International Group and EFG Bank and a member of the EFG International Executive Committee. His responsibilities encompass, apart from the CFO function, the Global Treasury function as well as the Group's IT & Operations and the Legal and Litigation functions.

    Mr. Pradelli undertook the position of CFO and member of the Executive Committee of EFG International in June 2012, while he assumed the same responsibilities for EFG Bank in April 2013. He was designated Deputy CEO of EFG International and EFG Bank in January 2014. At that time, he also undertook oversight of the Risk function, which he maintained until 1.11. 2016.

    He is also a member of the Board of Directors of EFG International’s subsidiaries EFG Private Bank Ltd, London, EFG Bank (Monaco), EFG International Finance (Luxembourg) Sarl and EFG Investment and Wealth Solutions Holding AG, Zurich, Asesores y Gestores Financieros SA, A&G Banca Privada SA, EFG Investment (Luxembourg) SA, as well as of BSI SA, BSI Holdings AG.

    Prior to his appointment as CFO and Deputy CEO, Mr. Pradelli was Head of International Operations at Eurobank Ergasias SA and member of the Executive Committee, from 2006 until 2012. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Finance Director in London for EFG Bank European Financial Group SA, from 2003 to 2006, participating in major EFG Bank European Financial Group SA restructuring and strategic initiatives.

    Mr. Pradelli started his career at Deutsche Bank, working in a number of senior management positions including Head of Private & Business Banking in Italy, and Head of Business Development for the Private Clients and Asset Management Group in Frankfurt and London from 1991 until 2003.

    Mr. Pradelli is an Italian citizen, was born in 1967, and has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Turin, Italy.

  • Mark Bagnall - Chief Operating Officer

    Mark Bagnall was appointed COO of EFG International and EFG Bank, effective as of 1 January 2011. He joined EFG International in December 2008 as Global Chief Technology Officer.

    Prior to this, he worked from 2004 to 2008 at Merrill Lynch in London and Geneva, where he was Head of International Private Client & Wealth Management Technology, having previously held IT management roles in Capital Markets & Investment Banking in London & New York from 1998 to 2003. He started his career on the IT graduate program with British Petroleum in 1989, before moving to JP Morgan in 1994.

    Mr. Bagnall was born in 1967 and is a UK citizen. He holds a BSc in Mathematics & Computer Science from Liverpool University.

  • Albert Chiu - Head of Asia Region

    Albert Chiu was appointed Head of Asia Region of EFG International and EFG Bank in June 2016. Since July 2015 he was attendee of the Executive Committee. Mr. Chiu is Chief Executive of EFG Bank’s Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Chiu joined EFG Bank in 2000 and established EFG Bank’s Private Banking activities in Asia (with branches in Hong Kong and Singapore).

    Prior to joining EFG, Mr. Chiu was Treasury Manager at HSBC Bank USA Hong Kong Branch (1993–000) and from 1987 until 1993 he worked for Citibank Hong Kong (Vice President).

    Mr. Chiu is a Hong Kong citizen, born in 1965, and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hon.) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He completed a Diploma course in the Sophia University in Japan.

  • Renato H. Cohn - Head of Investment Solutions

    Renato Cohn is Head of Investment Solutions of EFG International and EFG Bank as well as CEO of EFG International Group Asset Management, effective as of 31 October 2016.

    Previously, he served as member of the Group Executive Board and Group Deputy CEO of BSI SA, since he joined the bank in September 2015. From 2009 until 2015, he was Co-Head of BTG Pactual Wealth Management in Sao Paulo. Before that, he served in senior positions as Head of Product and Services and Head of Sales Management at UBS Pactual. He joined Banco Pactual in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. He started his career at Banco Primus, and then worked at Banco Matrix as a Head of the Fixed Income Trading Desk.

    Mr. Cohn is a Brazilian citizen and was born in 1972. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Escola Politecnica of the University of Sao Paulo.

  • Anthony Cooke-Yarborough - Head of UK Region

    Anthony Cooke-Yarborough was appointed Head of UK Region of EFG International in June 2016. Since July 2015 he was attendee of the Executive Committee. Mr. Cooke-Yarborough is a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of EFG Private Bank Ltd, London, EFG International’s wholly owned subsidiary in United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of EFG International’s subsidiaries EFG Private Bank (Channel Islands) Ltd, Guernsey, and EFG Asset Management (UK) Ltd, London.

    Mr. Cooke-Yarborough joined EFG Private Bank Ltd in 2009 and served as Head of Private Banking until his appointment as CEO in June 2011. From 2005 until 2009 he served as Chief Executive of Mourant Private Wealth, Jersey. Prior to that he was Head of UK Private Banking and CEO of Barclays Private Bank Ltd (2002–005) and from 1997 to 2002 served as Executive Director at Merrill Lynch International Bank, London, ultimately as Deputy Head of UK Private Client business. Mr. Cooke-Yarborough started his career at Lloyds Bank International in 1980 and held various senior management positions in the USA and Latin America, ultimately as Director, International Investments, Brazil.

    Mr. Cooke-Yarborough is a British citizen, was born in 1956, and holds an MA in Economics of Cambridge University.

  • Marcelo Coscarelli - Head of Latin America Region

    Marcelo Coscarelli was appointed Head of Americas Region and a Member of the Executive Committee of EFG International and EFG Bank, effective as of 1 January 2017.

    Previously, he was at Citibank Latin America, serving as Managing Director and Head of the Wealth Management Business covering international high-net-worth and affluent clients starting in 2012. From 2008 to 2012, he was Chief Operating Officer of Itau Private Bank International, based in Miami. Before that, he has worked for UBS, where we held the position as Head of the Brazil Wealth Management Sales Desk at UBS in Zurich, and for Citigroup, as Head of Citigold Wealth Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London. He also held different positions with the Citigroup Private Bank.

    Mr. Coscarelli was born in 1971 and is a Brazilian and US citizen. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

  • Vittorio Ferrario – Group Chief Compliance Officer

    Vittorio Ferrario is Group Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of EFG International, effective 1 August 2017. Vittorio Ferrario joined EFG in May 2014 as Group Chief Compliance Officer. As EFG representative, he acted as a member of the Group Executive Board of BSI Bank from November 2016 until April 2017 during the merger process of EFG with BSI. Before joining EFG, Vittorio Ferrario worked as an independent provider of Compliance and Operational Risk advisory services for Wealth and Asset Management from 2012 to 2014. Previously, from 2004 to 2011, he worked at Unigestion S.A. in Geneva, where he was Head of Compliance and Operational Risk for the Group. From 2001 to 2004, he held the role of Regional Compliance Manager at Goldman Sachs & Co Bank, located in both Zurich and Geneva. From 1989 to 2001, Vittorio Ferrario worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he held various senior positions in Audit and Consulting for financial services firms in Europe and Asia.

    Mr. Ferrario was born in 1967 and is a Swiss citizen. He holds a degree in Commercial and Industrial Science with a focus on Finance from the University of Geneva and is a chartered certified accountant.

  • Peter Fischer - Head of Strategy

    Peter Fischer was appointed Head of Strategy of EFG International and EFG Bank, effective as of January 2016. In addition, Human Resources, Marketing & Communications and Special Projects are reporting to him. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of EFG Capital Holdings Corp.

    Peter Fischer joined EFG International AG in June 2015 as Manager Special Projects. He has extensive professional experience in project and line management. He worked at Bank Sarasin & Cie and later Bank J. Safra Sarasin from 2000 until 2015, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief of Staff & Corporate Development. Prior to that, Peter Fischer headed various front office and staff functions at Credit Suisse and UBS in Switzerland, Europe, Asia and the USA.

    Mr. Fischer is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1958. He is a graduate of the Business School of Zurich (Expert of Business Administration KSZH).

  • Reto Kunz - Chief Risk Officer

    Reto Kunz is Chief Risk Officer of EFG International effective November 2016.

    Previously, he served as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI and, since he joined the bank in August 2015, he has been responsible for Credit, Market and Operational Risks.

    Reto Kunz has extensive experience in risk management, developed over the last 30 years by working in the finance industry (Credit Suisse and UBS), primarily in Corporate Banking and Wealth Management, with business activities in Europe and Asia. He held various Senior Management positions in Risk Management and Control before establishing his own business as an independent risk consultant prior to joining BSI.

    Reto Kunz is a Swiss Certified Banking Expert with Federal Diploma and got a Senior Executive Programme degree from London Business School. He is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1954.

  • Adrian Kyriazi - Head of Romandie & Continental Europe Region

    Adrian Kyriazi was appointed Regional Business Head of Continental Europe & Switzerland of EFG International in July 2014 and member of EFG Bank’s Executive Committee in the function as Head of Private Banking Switzerland. Since November 2016, he focuses on the activities of the Swiss business in the Romandie. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of EFG International’s subsidiaries EFG Investment (Luxembourg) SA, EFG Bank (Luxembourg) SA, Asesores y Gestores Financieros SA, A&G Banca Privada SA and EFG Bank (Monaco), and EFG Bank von Ernst AG (Liechtenstein).

    Mr. Kyriazi was previously with Credit Suisse, where from 2010 to 2014 he was Managing Director, Market Group Head for Greece, CEE/Poland. Prior to that he spent nineteen years at HSBC in a variety of different roles, including: Managing Director, Private Banking and Co-CEO, HSBC Private Bank, Monaco; CEO of West Coast Region, USA, HSBC Private Bank; and CEO of Global Practices (encompassing wealth and tax advisory, corporate finance, and family office), HSBC Private Bank.

    Mr. Adrian Kyriazi is a Greek citizen, was born in 1960, and holds a degree in law from Robinson College, Cambridge University.

  • Maurizio Moranzoni - Head of Global Markets

    Maurizio Moranzoni is Head of Global Markets of EFG International and EFG Bank, effective as of 31 October 2016.

    Previously, he served as member of the Group Executive Board of BSI SA, and he has been responsible for the Capital Markets Division since 2015.

    Mr. Moranzoni has spent his entire career at BSI, where he started working in 1982 – first in the Forex Department, and then covering various positions in the Capital Markets Area. In 1997, he was appointed as Head of Treasury, Fixed Income and Securities Lending, and in 2003 he became Head of Capital Markets.

    He was also member of the Board of Directors of BSI Europe SA until December 2016. He is currently Vice Chairman of the BSI SA Pension Fund.

    Mr. Moranzoni is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1960.

  • Franco Polloni - Head of Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy Region

    Franco Polloni is Head of Central Switzerland, Ticino & Italy Region and a Member of the Executive Committee of EFG International, effective, May 2017. Previously he was Head of Private Clients & Asset Management and Member of the Executive Board of Banca del Ceresio in Lugano, a role he took in December 2014. Between 2008 and 2014, he held various leadership positions at BSI and was Head of Private Banking Switzerland and member of the Group Executive Board from 2008 to 2010. From 2001 to 2008, he worked at Banca del Gottardo, where he was appointed as Member of the Executive Board in 2006 and served as Head Products & Services until the bank’s integration into BSI in 2008. From 1997 to 2001 he has worked for Coopers & Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) as manager in tax department advising international corporations and individuals. He began his career in 1993 with Ernst & Young in Zurich. He holds a degree in business and economics from the University of Zurich and a diploma as a Swiss federal tax expert, a Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Franco Polloni is a Swiss citizen and was born in 1965.