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RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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Julius Baer appoints Kaven Leung as CEO North Asia and deputy CEO Asia

He will also be Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch as of 19 April 2012, but is still subject to regulatory approvals.

In a release, Julius Baer announced the appointment of Kaven Leung as CEO North Asia, Deputy CEO Asia and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong branch as of 19 April 2012, the latter position being subject to regulatory approvals. Kaven Leung will take over the role currently managed ad interim by Dr Thomas R. Meier in addition to his regional responsibilities as CEO Asia. He joins the Bank from Goldman Sachs where he co-heads the Asian private banking business.

Kaven Leung is well recognised for his extensive background in private banking in Asia, spanning over 25 years. For the last three years, he has been Partner of Goldman Sachs and in his latest function Co-Head of its Private Wealth Management Asia ex-Japan. Previously, he worked at Citigroup for more than 20 years, most recently as CEO of Global Wealth Management Asia and Member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and Asia Management Board. Kaven Leung holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

At Julius Baer, Kaven Leung will lead the Region North Asia as well as the Hong Kong branch subject to regulatory approvals, reporting directly to Thomas Meier. He will also act as deputy of Thomas Meier in his function as CEO Asia and be Member of the Bank’s Asia Executive Committee.  

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