Member (Independent)

Michel Wuest

After graduating from the University of Geneva in 1986 with a Degree in International Relations and Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Mr. Wuest started his Private Banking career in 1987 at Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva, where he was notably in charge of the Asian and Middle Eastern Discretionary Markets during ten years. He then moved to Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse where he was appointed Head of Portfolio Management Europe and Middle East, before taking over the Private Banking business across Europe for the Bank. In 2006, Mr. Wuest joined UBS as Managing Director and Head of the newly created UHNW Clients department in Geneva. A couple of years later, he was promoted Sub Region Head Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Early 2012, Mr. Wuest joined Julius Baer Bank in Geneva as Managing Director, Sub Region Head Emerging Markets. He became as well a member of the Emerging Markets Executive Management Committee and served as a Board Member at Julius Baer Monaco and Julius Baer Johannesburg, positions he held until his early retirement end of 2020. He then became a part time Professor in Economics at the Gymnase of Lausanne for the University of Lausanne bridge program, as well as later an advisor to BCP’s CEO on Wealth Management related matters. Mr. Wuest became a Member of the Board of Directors of BCP in March 2023.