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Francesco de Ferrari
Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Asia Pacific, CEO Southeast Asia
Francesco de Ferrari is a Managing Director, Head of Private Banking Asia Pacific based in Singapore. He was appointed to the additional role as CEO Southeast Asia in November 2015.
During Mr. de Ferrari’s leadership, Credit Suisse was twice named Best Private Bank – Asia by the Asian Private Banker. He was conferred the title as Private Banker of the Year by the Asian Private Banker in 2015, and the IBF Distinguished Fellow award in 2016 by the Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore.
Mr. de Ferrari currently represents Credit Suisse on Singapore’s Private Banking Industry Group Executive Committee, co-chaired by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Mr. de Ferrari joined Credit Suisse in 2002. Before taking on his present role in January 2012, he was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Private Banking in Italy. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer for Private Banking Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in Zurich and country Chief Operating Officer in Italy.
Mr. de Ferrari started his professional career in 1990 and has worked in a number of blue chip companies such as Deloitte & Touche, Nestlé and McKinsey. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he founded and led three different entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. de Ferrari holds a degree in Economics and International Business from the NYU Stern School of Business and an MBA from INSEAD. He is married with five children.
Dr. François Monnet
Managing Director, Head Greater China, Private Banking Asia Pacific, Chief Executive Hong Kong Branch
Dr. François Monnet is the Head of Greater China Private Banking and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch, based in Hong Kong.
Dr. Monnet joined Credit Suisse in 2007 as Head of Private Banking Southeast Asia and Australasia until 2010 when he assumed a new responsibility as Head of Ultra High Net Worth for Private Banking Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. Dr. Monnet was appointed the Chief Operating Officer for Private Banking Asia Pacific in April 2012. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he managed the offshore core affluent client segment in Asia Pacific at UBS, with an additional focus on the Singapore domestic market. He also worked for UBS in Zurich in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Dr. Monnet has substantial experience in strategy and business development in the financial and consumer industries across Asia Pacific and Europe, mostly with Credit Suisse, UBS and Eastman Kodak Corporation. In the latter company, he held various key managerial positions over a 10 year period, the last one being APAC CEO for Eastman Kodak Consumer Imaging Division, a franchise worth USD 1.2bn revenues.
Dr. Monnet is a graduate of University of Geneva and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts and Harvard Universities, Cambridge USA, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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