Dr. Felix R. Ehrat
Chairman of the Board of Directors
„With our innovative concepts and ideas, we truly have the chance to exert a positive influence on the changes underway in the world of private wealth management.“
Felix R. Ehrat’s career as a commercial lawyer and member of the executive management of a multinational company has been long-standing and successful. With his extensive expertise he serves as a member of the Board of Directors in a select number of listed and non-listed companies.
Felix R. Ehrat was Group General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis from October 2011 until May 2018. Previously, he was Senior Partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the renowned law firm Bär & Karrer Ltd.
He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Fintech AG (which operates the Loanboox debt capital market platform) and Geberit Ltd (a leading European listed company in the fields of sanitary and piping systems, water management and sustainability) as well as the Board of Directors of the Müller-Möhl group, and several cultural and academic institutions.
For a number of years, Felix Ehrat was a director and member of the Board of Directors and Board Committees at Julius Bär Holding Ltd and Bank Julius Bär & Co. Ltd and several technology firms. Furthermore, he was Chairman of the Board of Banca del Gottardo (today’s EFG) and was President respectively Board Member of important business associations (Swissholdings and Economiesuisse).
Felix Ehrat has a doctoral law degree from the University of Zurich and an L.L.M. from McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento/California. He pursued further education, a.o. at the Harvard Business School.
“As a seasoned business attorney and board member at various companies, I’am closely involved in and help to shape the strategy processes of clients from a wide array of industries. In today’s world of private banking, we’re in the midst of a deep change process. Clients want genuine innovation and changes that afford them added value at a lower cost. As in the past, the rather stodgy private banking industry is having a tough time adapting to those altered circumstances. In this environment, I see real opportunities for our still-young Globalance Bank. The open-mindedness of the Bank’s devoted and experienced management team, the resolute focus on clients’ best interests, the tremendous desire to develop innovative concepts and successfully introduce them in the marketplace – those factors give me confidence. Add to that a constructively critical Board of Directors whose members bring with them what for a private bank is an unusual variety of skillsets and experiences and who work with management harmoniously and synergistically. With our innovative concepts and ideas, we truly have the chance to exert a positive influence on the changes underway in the world of private wealth management.“