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Credit Suisse strengthens Private Banking team with new senior appointments

Credit Suisse today announced the appointment of senior bankers in its Private Banking Asia Pacific business to further strengthen its ability to serve clients and position it for sustainable growth.

Song Kun has joined Credit Suisse Private Banking in Hong Kong as a Managing Director and Senior Client Partner for Greater China, reporting to Anna Wong, Market Area Head Greater China. Ms. Song joined from Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd, where she was Managing Director of Investments for the Private Banking and Investment Group, responsible for originating and maintaining ultra-high-net-worth client relationships for the China market and advising on multi-asset class investment strategy including capital markets solutions. Prior to that, she was an Executive Director of Investments at Goldman Sachs Asia.

Following the completion of Credit Suisse’s legal merger with Clariden Leu on April 2, 2012, Jimmy Lee has re-joined Credit Suisse as a Managing Director, responsible for the integration of Clariden Leu’s business. In this role, he reports to Francesco de Ferrari, Credit Suisse’s Head of Private Banking Asia Pacific. Mr. Lee brings 25 years of banking experience across Asia. Most recently, he was CEO Asia Pacific at Clariden Leu from 2009 onwards, and before that, Head of Southeast Asia/South Asia at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management and also Regional Marketing Director for Southeast Asia, Australasia and International Wealth Management at Credit Suisse’s Private Banking business. Yee Chin Lit has also re-joined Credit Suisse as a Managing Director and Sector Head in the Indonesia market, reporting to Johanes Oeni, Market Leader for Indonesia. He was previously a Managing Director and Head of Southeast Asia at Clariden Leu and, before that, Managing Director and Group Manager for Southeast Asia at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in Singapore. Mr. Yee has more than 15 years of experience in Private Banking with Credit Suisse, Coutts, J.P. Morgan and Swiss Bank Corporation.

Commenting on the new appointments, Francesco de Ferrari said: “I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues to Credit Suisse. These senior appointments further strengthen our ability to serve our clients and enhance our leadership capabilities. We continue to make good progress in building a scalable organization of talented individuals that puts us in an ideal position to cater to future business growth and talent development needs.”