Singaporean Jimmy Lee appointed new Asia Pacific head at Julius Baer

SINGAPORE - Singaporean banker Jimmy Lee, a veteran in the field with more than 25 years under his belt, is set to join Julius Baer on Oct 1, the bank said on Thursday.

Mr Lee will take on the role of Asia Pacific head, and be a member of Bank Julius Baer's executive board with effect from Jan 1 next year.

The bank said: "In the past 25 years, Jimmy Lee has had a proven track record in the private banking industry in Asia and thus brings a wealth of expertise to Julius Baer."

Singaporean Jimmy Lee will be Asia Pacific head of Swiss bank Julius Baer from Oct 1. PHOTO: JULIUS BAER

He worked at Credit Suisse Group for 11 years where he was the market group head for Hong Kong.

He was the Asia chief executive of Swiss bank Clariden Leu from 2009 to 2012, and headed its integration with Credit Suisse in the Asia Pacific region in 2012 and 2013.

Prior to that, Mr Lee was private wealth management head for South-east Asia and South Asia at Deutsche Bank for five years.

He also held a number of other top management positions in the financial industry in Asia.