05 March 2014
KBL European Private Bankers (KBL epb) has appointed Christoph Thoma – a senior professional with 20 years of HR management experience – as group head of human resources, based in Luxembourg.
In this newly created position, he will supervise, coordinate and enhance the activities of all HR departments across KBL epb’s nine-country European network.
Most recently, Thoma (pictured) served as managing director and head of HR consulting in the Swiss office of Kienbaum, the integrated HR consultancy. Previously, he held the position of group head of HR at Bâloise Holding, a specialist financial services provider.
"Private banking is, quite simply, a people business," says Yves Stein, group CEO, KBL epb. "As such, we want to be recognized as a preferred employer for professionals in our industry. That’s also why we are very pleased to welcome Christoph to the group, and are confident that he will make a sustained contribution to our long-term success."
After beginning his professional career at Unilever in his native Germany, Thoma served at firms such as Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Roche, the global healthcare company.
Thoma will commence his new role at KBL epb on 1 April 2014.
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