Maria-Antonella Bino appointed as the new General Counsel of Vontobel
Maria-Antonella Bino, the former Deputy Attorney General of Switzerland, will take over the post of General Counsel of Vontobel on June 1, 2021, with global responsibility for the Legal & Compliance function. At the same time, she will become a member of the Executive Committee of Vontobel Holding AG and of Bank Vontobel AG. Since the start of the year, Thomas Heinzl, CFO, and Felix Lenhard, COO, have led the Legal & Compliance team on an interim basis. Maria-Antonella Bino is joining Vontobel from the Swiss digital bank Sygnum, where she was a member of the Executive Board with responsibility for the Legal & Compliance function. Prior to that, she served as General Counsel and a member of the Executive Board of BNP Paribas (Suisse) in Geneva and oversaw its Legal & Compliance function.
As a result of her many years in the finance industry as well as her role as Swiss Federal Examining Magistrate, and her work in the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland and later as Deputy Attorney General of Switzerland, Maria-Antonella Bino has extensive experience in the fields of compliance and other key areas of law. In her functions in the finance industry, she had direct responsibility for addressing legal matters of relevance to a global investment firm. Further, in her most recent role, Maria-Antonella Bino gained valuable experience in legal and regulatory topics in the context of the custody of digital assets.
“We are very pleased that Maria-Antonella Bino, a legal and compliance expert who is renowned in Switzerland and beyond, is joining Vontobel. She will ideally strengthen our leadership team with her wealth of experience both in the area of finance and in federal justice,” stated Zeno Staub, CEO Vontobel.
At Vontobel, we actively shape the future. We create and pursue opportunities with determination. We master what we do – and we only do what we master. This is how we get our clients ahead. As a globally active investment manager with Swiss roots, we specialize in wealth management, active asset management and investment solutions. We harness the power of technology to deliver a high-quality, individual client experience and to deploy our investment expertise across multiple platforms and ecosystems. We empower our employees to take ownership of their work and bring opportunities to life. We do so based on the conviction that successful investing begins with the assumption of personal responsibility. We continuously scrutinize our achievements as we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients. The registered shares of the Vontobel Holding AG are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Vontobel families' close ties to the company guarantee our entrepreneurial independence. We consider the resulting freedom as an obligation to also assume our social responsibility. As of March 31, 2021, Vontobel held CHF 290.6 billion of total client assets. Around the world and in our home market, we serve our clients from 26 locations.
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