Albert Chiu

Executive Chairman, Asia Pacific

EFG Bank


Albert Chiu, is the Executive Chairman of EFG bank for Asia Pacific Region. Albert joined EFG in 2000 and founded the Asia operations. In 2009, he became the CEO of EFG in Asia Pacific. Under his stewardship, EFG has grown exponentially and its Asian business became profitable within a year. EFG Asia Pacific region has now more than 700 employees and manages close to CHF30 billion of clients assets after the recent closing of the acquisition of majority stake in Shaw and Partners. Albert has spoken at many industry forums on the changing landscape of private banking and was named 'Private Banker of Year' by Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction in 2017. Under his leadership, EFG Bank was also voted as the Best Pure Play Private Bank in Asia for 5 consecutive years by Asia money. Prior to joining EFG, he was with HSBC Bank USA and Citibank N.A. Albert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Higher Diploma on Asia Studies from The Sophia University of Japan and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Currently, Albert is serving as the Honourable Chairman of the Jazz Association of Singapore and since July 2018, he was awarded Distinguished Patrons of the Art by the National Arts Council of Singapore for 5 consecutive years. He is also the Chairman for the EFG Young Athletes Foundation in Hong Kong. Albert was commissioned in the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst in the UK and had served as a volunteer British Army officer with The Royal Hong Kong Regiment. He was also a FIFA Class Soccer Referee from 2000 to 2005 for FIFA. He is currently the Chairman of the Referee Committee of the Hong Kong Football Association. EFG Bank AG is part of EFG International, a global private banking group that is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. EFG international operates in around 40 locations worldwide and its shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. EFG is a leading player in private banking with a growing presence in Asia.

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EFG’s Asia Pacific Head Surveys the Great Wealth Management Opportunities Across the Region EFG International is a top ten private bank in Switzerland, sitting between the global brands and some of the smaller, more boutique names. The bank has not only been enjoying robust organic growth, but also expanding through acquisitions; EFG made a roughly USD1 billion transformative acquisition i....

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