Jean-Pierre Cuoni is a Swiss citizen, born in 1937. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFG International effective 8 September 2005. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of EFG Bank since 1997 and has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of EFG Group since 1995.
Prior to these positions, Jean-Pierre was Chief Executive of Coutts and Co International (1990-94) and Chief Executive of Handelsbank NatWest, the Swiss subsidiary of NatWest (1988-90). Before this, he spent 28 years with Citibank in New York, Paris, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, and was the Regional Head of Private Banking for Europe and Middle East/Africa, and Senior Officer (Country Corporate Officer) for Citicorp and Citibank in Switzerland. Jean-Pierre was Senior Vice President of Citibank N.A. from 1981 to 1988 and Chairman of Citibank (Switzerland) S.A. from 1982 to 1988.
Jean-Pierre received his Federal Commercial Banking Diploma in 1957 and attended the Executive Development Programme at IMD in Lausanne in 1974. He was part of the Swiss Bankers Association as a member of the Board (1982-93) and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board (1985-93). He was Chairman of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland (1986-93) and a member of the Board of the Association of Swiss Exchanges (1988-92), as well as a member of the Board of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce (1988-96). From 1998 until 2004, he was Vice President of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Since 1985, Jean-Pierre has been a member of the Investment Advisory Board of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva. He is presently also a member of the Board of Right to Play International in Toronto as well as of Right to Play Switzerland in Zurich. He is married and has one daughter.