The recruitment has been led by CEO Duncan MacIntyre (pictured), who joined the organisation from Coutts in January.
Karl Von Bezing has joined as chief operating officer and will work closely with MacIntyre, to support Lombard Odier’s ambitions to grow its presence in the UK. He joins from Ernst & Young, where he worked within the wealth and asset management practice for five years.
Three private bankers have also been appointed to service Middle Eastern, Turkish and French clients.
Karen Boecker joins as a senior private banker for the Middle East. She was previously head of the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Mediterranean desk, and supervisor of the international team at Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.
Duygu Gözeler Porchet joins Lombard Odier as a private banker for the Turkish market. She joins from Deutsche Bank where she was vice president asset and wealth management, for the Middle East and Africa.
Aurélie Jaclot also joins as a private banker, focused on the French market. She was previously a senior private banker at Pictet & Cie SA for eight years, based in Paris.
The company has also added a wealth planner with 20 years’ experience in the form of Géraldine Appert who joins Lombard Odier from SG Hambros where she was head of the international wealth planning team.
Louise Dobbyn, who joins as legal counsel, is the sixth of the hires. She was previously an associate at Ashurst LLP.
MacIntyre said: “We have set ambitious targets to grow Lombard Odier and part of that growth comes from further developing our London office for a wider range of private clients. When I joined Lombard Odier I was struck by the opportunity to deliver a new, more challenging form of private banking that encapsulates the philosophy by which this seven generation family firm has supported countless families through more than 40 financial crises. We need a strong team to help me on that journey and we will be making more senior private banking and investment management hires in the months ahead,” he added.