Upon taking up his role as CEO in August 2019, Bruno Colmant has started major projects in the areas of governance, strategic redefinition and operational and digital transformation. These projects are now being implemented and are in the process of being finalized. While his responsibilities as CEO of the Degroof Petercam Group already included the supervision of Private Banking, Bruno Colmant will now also take over the direct management of this business, with the objective of developing these in line with other activities within the group, such as Institutional Asset Management, Asset Services and Investment Banking, which recorded record performances in 2020.
Gilles Samyn, Chairman of Degroof Petercam: "His invaluable experience as CEO, member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Head of Macro research and market specialist, make Bruno Colmant the ideal candidate to ensure the development of Degroof Petercam's Private Banking in an ever-changing financial sector. Bruno's appointment to this position ensures continuity for the teams and vis-à-vis our clients".
Bruno Colmant, CEO Degroof Petercam: "We are grateful to Steve De Meester for the efforts he has accomplished in his role in a difficult environment and wish him the best of luck in his future projects. My appointment as Head of Private Banking activities is a great honor and I am aware of the great responsibility I have. In this 150 anniversary year, we are more confident than ever in our future. Our clients count on us to create value responsibly. We are resolutely looking to the future, opening up new opportunities and supporting them with our expertise. In doing so, we develop the prosperity of all our stakeholders. »