Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd appoints Martin Mende as new Head of Strategy & Initiatives

Maria Nikolova

Martin Mende succeeds Daniel Hunziker, who will head the Institutional Clients business area from October 1.

Credit Suisse has just announced that Martin Mende will head the Strategy & Initiatives area at Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. effective October 1, 2020. He will become a member of the Management Committee of the Swiss Universal Bank division and will take a seat on the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd.

Mr Mende succeeds Daniel Hunziker, who will head the Institutional Clients business area from October 1.

Mr Mende has many years of experience in the banking sector and has held various management positions in business development and consulting for more than 25 years. He joins Credit Suisse from Boston Consulting Group, where he has been a partner since 2012 and advises leading Swiss and international financial institutions on strategy and transformation.

Mr Mende worked for Credit Suisse from 1999 to 2012, and was responsible for business development in the global private client business and the Swiss retail and corporate client segment.

He holds a PhD from the University of St. Gallen and a degree in computer engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

André Helfenstein, CEO of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd, commented:

“We are delighted to have won Martin Mende, a proven strategy expert with extensive experience in the Swiss and international banking sector. As Head of Strategy & Initiatives and a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd., Martin Mende will make a decisive contribution to further strengthening Credit Suisse’s position as a leading universal bank in Switzerland.”

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