Vontobel hosted Christine Lagarde and Benjamin Netanyahu at the CEO Lunch for the opening of the Munich Security Conference

Updates 20.02.2018
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For the fourth time, Vontobel hosted the traditional CEO Lunch at the opening of the Munich Security Conference in the conservatory of the Bayerischer Hof in Munich. The guest list again included approximately 50 prominent personalities from business and politics.

Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, with Herbert J. Scheidt, Chairman of Vontobel. Dr. Zeno Staub, CEO Vontobel and Matthias Zachert, CEO of Lanxess.

Vontobel-Chairman Herbert J. Scheidt and Dr. Zeno Staub, CEO of Vontobel, welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, as special guests this year. In his welcoming address, Herbert J. Scheidt recalled that one year ago, the conference had already focused on the increasing uncertainty in the world. Unfortunately, the world has become even more insecure in the face of unresolved armed conflicts. „The outbreak of further, even more devastating conflicts seems possible at any time. The tectonic shifts triggered by the end of the Pax Americana and ‘America first’, China's hegemonic renaissance and Russia's defiant ‘We are somebody again’, now hit us hard”, added Herbert J. Scheidt.
 

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