Governing bodies

Board of Directors

Jean Berthoud

Jean Berthoud

Chairman, Neuchâtel

Economics degree from Neuchâtel University
MBA from Columbia University, New York
CEO of the Bank from 1990 to 2010
Member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)
Member of the Sanction Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange.


Frédéric Bonhôte

Vice Chairman, Binningen

Economics degree from the University of St. Gallen
Chairman of Ceramaret SA (Bôle) and Director of Desco von Schulthess Holding SA (Zurich) and of Kowema AG (Risch)
Former Director of Maurice Lacroix SA
Former Chairman of Diametal SA (Biel/Bienne), Spoerry & Co AG, 8890 Flums / Nef & Co AG (St. Gallen) and Flumroc AG (Flums).


Valérie Patthey

Secretary, Châtillon, Estavayer-le-Lac, Fribourg

Former Head of Communications at Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (BCV) before moving on to become Marketing and Communications Manager and Spokesperson for Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) SA.
She was subsequently appointed Regional and International Marketing Manager at Julius Baer before taking on the same role at Pictet Wealth Management.


Jean-Louis Berthoud


Biologist by training and a researcher in applied ecology, both in Switzerland and internationally.
He is a graduate of Milton Keynes University, a research fellow at the University of Hohenheim.
He is currently completing a course in sustainable finance at the Chartered Banker Institute in Edinburgh.


Jean-Blaise Conne

Paudex, Lausanne

Brevet fédéral d’agent fiduciaire (Federal diploma), Swiss Certified Accountant
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Syz SA (Geneva)
Member of the Board of Directors of PKB Privatbank SA, of Avenir Assurance Maladie SA (Martigny), of Easy Sana Assurance Maladie SA (Martigny) and of Groupe Mutuel (Martigny)
Chief auditor for banks and securities dealers at PwC until 30 April 2015
Director and independent financial adviser since 1 May 2015.


Yves de Coulon


LLM, King’s College London
Certificate of Advances Studies (CAS) in Construction and Property Law, Institute for Swiss and International Construction Law, University of Fribourg
Specialisation in real estate and construction law, Swiss Bar Association
BianchiSchwald Sàrl (formerly BCCC Avocats Sàrl), Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne and Bern, founding partner – Head of the Real Estate & Construction Department
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bonhôte-Immobilier SICAV
Chairman of the public-law Foundation for Affordable and Cooperative Housing, appointed by the Geneva cantonal government.


Christian Katz


Ph.D. in Economics from the University of St. Gallen
Chairman of the Board of Directors of FSG Holding SA (Zug)
Member of the Board of Directors of Dreyfus Söhne & Cie AG, of Credit Suisse Investment Partners (Switzerland) AG (Freienbach) and of Helveteq AG (Freienbach)
Former CEO of the Swiss Exchange Division of SIX Group in Zurich from 2009 to 2015
Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saxo Bank in Zurich
Former head of Goldman Sachs’s representative office in Switzerland
Previously at J.P. Morgan Chase in London.


Anne Marion-Bouchacourt

La Garenne Colombes, France

A chartered accountant by training, was previously Head of Human Resources for the entire Société Générale (SG) banking group before becoming Chief Country Officer for China. Until 1 January 2024, she was SG Country Head for Switzerland, based in Zurich.
She currently sits on the boards of the National Bank of Greece, Greece’s largest bank, and Ipsos, chairing each one’s Remuneration Committee.

Executive Board

Yves de Montmollin

Yves de Montmollin

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

He holds a bachelor degree from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a diploma from the Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine in Geneva.
He worked for the law firm of Kaspar Villiger, who was President of Switzerland at the time, before joining the staff of Federal Councillor Adolf Ogi.
A former vice president of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild SA, where he worked from 1998 to 2004, he joined Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA in 2004, and in 2014 was appointed CEO.

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Kim-Andrée Potvin

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Master of Science in Business Administration and International Business, Sherbrooke University (Canada).
Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business, McGill University (Canada).
Certified Internal Auditor, The Institute of Internal Auditors (USA).
Fifteen years' experience as Chief Operating Officer of BNP Paribas (Luxembourg and Geneva), Landolt & Cie and Bamboo Capital Partners.
Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Mawazo Institute (Kenya).
Board member of Tameo Impact Fund Solutions (Switzerland), Sustainable Finance Geneva (Switzerland) and Conservation International Europe (Belgium).
She joined the Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA in January 2024 as Chief Operating Officer.

Julien Staehli

Julien Staehli

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Postgraduate degree in Banking and Finance from Boston University (USA) and IMC (Investment Management Certificate).
After serving as Investment Administrator and Head of Middle Office at Stonehage SA, he was transferred to the Portfolio Management team of Trialpha Investment Advisors Ltd in 1999.
He joined Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA in 2003 and became Head of Discretionary Management in 2019.
In 2021, he was appointed Chief Investment Officer.

Olivier Vollenweider

Olivier Vollenweider

Chief Administration Officer (CAO)

He holds a diploma in asset management from Ifage and studied management techniques at IMD, Lausanne.
He joined Banque Bonhôte & Cie SA in 1992 and took over as Head of Operations in 2004.
In 2024, he was appointed Chief Administration Officer.