Patrick Combes

French national, Chairman of the Board of Directors / Executive Director

Appointment at Compagnie Financière Tradition S.A.: First elected on 7 January 1997. Re-elected on 19 May 2016.

Offices held in governing and supervisory bodies of large public or private, Swiss or foreign corporations, foundations or institutions at 31 December 2016: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VIEL Compagnie Finance (France), Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Financière Vermeer B.V. (Netherlands), Chief Executive Officer and Director of VIEL & CIE (France), Director of Swiss Life Banque (France). Member of the Steering Committee of Paris Europlace (France) and member of the International Strategy Committee of Columbia Business School, New York (USA).

Education : ESCP-EAP, Paris. MBA from Columbia University.

Career history: On his return from New York in 1979, Patrick Combes took over VIEL & Cie, gradually transforming the Company through organic and acquisition-led growth, first in France and then on the international level, into a global player on the world’s financial markets. In 1996, when VIEL & Cie took control of Compagnie Financière Tradition S.A., he became Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Patrick Combes is a Knight of the Legion of Honour.