EEC 098: Leading Swiss Private Banks with Charles de Boissezon
Charles de Boissezon, retired was asked to take over as CEO of Geneva headquartered Hinduja Bank, a Private Bank, and he brings with him 37 years of International banking experience in London, Hong Kong, New York, Geneva, Chile, and Jersey. Charles is both French and British. He grew up in Vietnam and Hong Kong and spent his formative years in Geneva attending the College de Leman School. He then left for the USA to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
After graduating in 1971, Charles moved to London and joined HSBC as a trainee banker. Over the next 30 years, he held positions of responsibility at HSBC Offices worldwide in Hong Kong, New York, Djibouti, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. When he quit in 2003 as Member of HSBC’s Executive Committee based out of Geneva, he was an exceptional manager with a lot of international business acumen. He joined Banque Piguet & Cie SA the same year as Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until 2008.
His multicultural upbringing has allowed Charles to better understand people and appreciate that there are different perspectives to all situations, depending on one’s circumstances, history and experiences. It helps to open one’s mind and perspective and understand others which is the first step in getting things done.
Charles de Boissezon is the prior CEO of Hinduja Bank (Switzerland) a multicultural and very flexible bank. He is now Chairman at The Entrepreneur’s Investment Office Ltd. This interview is about his experience as CEO at Hinduja Bank.
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