Pictet appoints Verena Gross as Pictet Wealth Management’s Head of Zone Swiss-German Market
The appointment will take effect on 1 July, when Victor Aerni, currently Head of Zone Swiss-German Market, takes up his new role as CEO of Pictet Wealth Management in Asia. Furthermore, Michael Syz, currently also Team Leader Private Banking for the Swiss-German market, will be appointed Deputy Head of Zone.
Verena Gross has been with Pictet Wealth Management in Zurich for 13 years. Prior to joining Pictet, Verena worked in Goldman Sachs’ investment management division in Zurich for four years, covering the ultra-high net worth market in Switzerland and Europe. Prior to that, she gained experience in corporate finance at UniCredit Banca MedioCredito in Milan and spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Rome. Verena graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University and holds a Master’s in Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.
Before joining Pictet in 2001, Michael worked for Schroders’ private banking office in Zurich and London and in Citibank’s corporate banking division in Switzerland. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (International Management, lic. oec. HSG) from the University of St Gallen.
Pictet Managing Partner Marc Pictet commented on these appointments: “We congratulate Verena and Michael on their new roles and are confident that with their combined expertise, they will
successfully lead the Swiss-German zone into the next phase of development and continue to foster Pictet’s strong culture and spirit.”
On her appointment, Verena Gross said: “I am thrilled to being given the opportunity of leading such a successful team like the one we have here in German-speaking Switzerland, which I have known now for many years. The region is one of the focus areas of our Group and I am beyond motivated to making mycontribution and further growing the market as this exciting chapter of our story is being written. I look forward to continue exceeding our clients’ expectations, always our number one priority, together with the talented and devoted bankers and investment specialists in this team.”