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UBS Names New Russia Wealth Head, Adds To Team

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor , London, 13 May 2020

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The world's largest wealth management firm has added two senior figures in its Russia and central/eastern Europe business.

UBS has appointed a senior figure from JP Morgan and named a new head of wealth management in Russia, part of a bid to boost business in central Europe and Russia.

The bank has appointed Elena Griffin, JP Morgan’s head of wealth management for Russia, to become vice chair of the Central and Eastern Europe, Greece and Israel region and has promoted Ekaterina Lehmann to become head of global wealth management in Russia, WealthBriefing can confirm. Both of them are taking on newly created roles. 

Griffin’s appointment is designed to help UBS extend its involvement with family offices in the region, led by Caroline Kuhnert. Griffin recently led JPMorgan’s private banking and wealth management business for international clients in New York. Griffin joined JP Morgan in 2008, according to her Linkedin profile. Prior to that, she was at BNP Paribas. She will be joining UBS in July.

Lehmann, head of the UBS’s global family office and UHNW clients for Russia and countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), will lead wealth management in Russia and CIS countries. She has been at the Swiss banking group since 2005, her Linkedin profile said. 

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