Vontobel appoints former exec. Thomas Heinzl, as Chief Financial Officer.


Swiss fund manager, Vontobel said Vontobel said it has appointed Thomas Heinzl as its new Chief financial officer.

Vontobel said in a statement that Thomas Heinzl who until his appointment, headed the Investments, Sales and Product Management business from 2012 to 2014 in what is today the Wealth Management division of Vontobel.

He later went to join UBS AG, where he most recently served as COO UBS Asset Management and Chairman of UBS Asset Management Switzerland.

While at UBS Asset Management, he was responsible for strategy, regulation, business and reputational risk management, Corporate Center controlling, and the governance of the division, among other areas.

As part of a global process, he was also responsible for the spin-off of Asset Management from the bank in Switzerland. Further, he led a host of global digitization projects. Thomas Heinzl is an Austrian citizen who holds a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen with a focus on capital market theory. He also holds a degree in engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich with a focus on database technology and artificial intelligence.

Thomas Heinzl began his career at McKinsey in Zurich, where he advised wealth and asset managers, among others, on strategy and risk management matters.

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