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Andreas Gerber appointed new Head of Corporate Banking at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.
Andreas Gerber, currently Head of SME Business Switzerland, will assume overall responsibility for the Corporate Banking business area of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. as of January 1, 2021. He will thus also become a Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and of the Management Committee of Swiss Universal Bank. He succeeds Didier Denat, the current Head of Corporate Banking, who has decided to pursue a new professional challenge.
Andreas Gerber (aged 52) can look back on a career spanning more than 30 years at Credit Suisse and has held various positions in corporate banking since he joined the bank in 1989. His roles have included advising listed large corporates, managing the corporate banking business in Region Mittelland, and leading the corporate banking business in Region Zurich/Schaffhausen. Andreas Gerber has served as Head of SME Business Switzerland since April 2015. He has also been Chairman of the Swiss Venture Club (SVC), the largest network of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland, since September 2017. Andreas Gerber is a business economist and he completed the Executive Program at the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) in Zurich and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover in the US.
Andreas Gerber will assume his new role as Head of Corporate Banking and as a Member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. on January 1, 2021. Didier Denat, the current Head of Corporate Banking, has decided to step down from his position to pursue a new professional challenge.
As the Bank for Entrepreneurs, Credit Suisse serves over 100,000 SMEs, large corporate clients based in Switzerland, and public-sector entities. Its comprehensive range of services for corporate clients comprises tailored advisory solutions, including financing and payment transaction solutions, corporate succession planning, and advice on mergers and acquisitions.
André Helfenstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd., commented: "The corporate banking business is deeply rooted in Credit Suisse’s DNA. We owe our leading market position both to Credit Suisse's long tradition in this business and to our dedicated team that consistently focuses on the needs of our clients. I would like to thank Didier Denat for his 21 years of service to Credit Suisse and his very valuable contribution to the development of this business area over the past four years. I wish him all the best for the future. Andreas Gerber, the new Head of Corporate Banking, is an expert with outstanding knowledge of the Swiss corporate landscape. Together with his team, he will make a decisive contribution to growing the business and further strengthening our position as the Bank for Entrepreneurs."