UBS has appointed Cyril Meury as head of its Romandy branch and former professional hockey player Gabriel Epiney as head of private clients for UBS Valais.
Meury is set to take over from Edouard Duc, who is retiring in the first half of 2018 after more than 35 years with UBS and four years in the role.
In the meantime Meury, who prior to his new role has served as head of private clients for the Valais region since 2013, will spend six months abroad in training for his new position.
In his new capacity, Meury will oversee the private client operations in the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchâtel and Jura.
Meury first joined UBS as a trainee in Neuchâtel, before working for the bank in Lausanne for several years.
Commenting on his new role, Cyril Meury said: ‘For me, as I am from the Jura and studied in Neuchâtel, it is a return to the source as Lausanne was a key step in my professional career.’
In his stead, former professional hockey player Gabriel Epiney will take over as head of private clients for UBS Valais.
Meury added: ‘I am very pleased with the harmonious succession. Within UBS, but also as president of the Sierre ice hockey club between 2013 and 2016, Gaby Epiney has proven his ability to successfully redress the most delicate of situations.'