Antonio Sergi, Head of Asset Management & Trading, is to leave the Bank following disagreements over leadership issues. The Board of Directors and the Executive Board wish to thank Antonio Sergi for his commitment and significant contribution and wish him continued success in his career. Walter Etter will take over management responsibility for this area in addition to his current duties as Head of IT & Operations.
Nicola Mordasini proposed for election to Board of Directors in 2008
Nicola Mordasini, who has been in the Bank's employ for more than 30 years, will maintain the positions of Deputy CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca del Gottardo Italia until spring 2008, when he will join the Board of Directors of Banca del Gottardo, by agreement with Swiss Life. His wealth of experience will be a considerable asset in this position. On his transfer to this new role, the position of Deputy CEO will be discontinued.
Rolf W. Aeberli, Chief Executive Officer, said: "Following conclusion of this crucial phase of strategic reorientation, we will now focus all our attention on delivering excellence in client relationship management and developing our staff. I am delighted that Nicola Mordasini, who will work closely with me until spring 2008 will continue to be involved with the Bank after that date, too. The Executive Board, which shares our common goals and values, is certain that thanks to its staff’s high degree of professionalism, the Bank is well equipped to face the challenges of the future.”
Nicola Mordasini, Deputy CEO, said: "In the last few months Banca del Gottardo has perfected its strategy by focusing on its private banking model which also includes a range of high-quality services for entrepreneurs and businesses. Until spring 2008, in addition to my current tasks I will be dedicating time and efforts to supporting our advisors in their dealings with clients."
Banca del Gottardo
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Banca del Gottardo, with head office in Lugano (Switzerland), is a company of the Swiss Life Group, a leading provider of pensions and life insurance in Europe. The Bank has a well expanded national and international network. With subsidiaries, branches and representative offices in Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne, Bellinzona, Chiasso, Locarno, Bergamo, Milan, Rome, Treviso, Turin, Athens, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Hong Kong and Nassau (Bahamas). Banca del Gottardo is positioned to offer top-of-the-line global financial services, delivered by a team of highly qualified specialists to its local and international clientele.