Claudio Generali has left his mark on Banca del Gottardo over the past 15 years. During his term as chairman the bank expanded rapidly both in Switzerland and abroad. One key success was the implementation of an onshore strategy in the bank’s core markets of Switzerland, Italy and France. Another defining moment during his term was the successful transfer of the bank's ownership from Japan-based Sumitomo Bank to the Swiss Life Group. The acquisition by the leading Swiss life insurer meant that Banca del Gottardo became a Swiss bank, having previously been a listed company majority-controlled by various foreign entities.
After Swiss Life’s decision in March 2004 to retain ownership of Banca del Gottardo as a key component of the Group, a new phase marked by stability within a challenging environment opened up for the bank.
The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to thank Claudio Generali for his valuable service and great commitment in the last 15 years. As a former member of the Ticino cantonal government and as a respected business and opinion leader, his reputation went well beyond the borders of Ticino. He was thus able to draw on the broad resources and connections within top professional organisations (the Swiss Bankers Association, on whose Board he served for ten years, the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland, as well as the Association of Swiss Commercial and Investment Banks, both of which he has presided).
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