Banca del Ceresio SA is a Swiss bank established in 1958 founded and owned by the Foglia family active in the financial services sector since 1919.
Banca del Ceresio specializes in offering asset management services, financial consultancy, brokerage and custody services for private and institutional clients.


Board of Directors

Born in 1928, a Swiss and Italian citizen, he graduated in economics from Bocconi University, Milan, in 1953. After a succession of roles in the US, Montevideo and Milan, in 1958, together with his brother Giambattista, he founded the Banca del Ceresio in Lugano.

Born in 1949, a Swiss citizen, he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1997, and its Chairman since 2002. After his studies at the universities of Zurich and Geneva, he qualified as a lawyer, going on to achieve a doctorate in law. He later concluded his studies at the Swiss Banking School. After working in New York and Paris, he returned to Zurich, where he later joined the senior management of a leading Swiss bank, subsequently becoming director of the holding company. In 1992, he went back to working as a lawyer, and in 2004 became the founder and partner of law firm Roesle Frick & Partner. Dr Roesle is also a member of the boards of directors of other Swiss and foreign companies.

Born in 1963, a Swiss citizen, she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2003, the director responsible for Internal Audit since 2011, and the Board’s Vice-Chairman since 2014. A law graduate from Zurich University in 1988, she qualified as a lawyer in the canton of Ticino in 1991 and as a notary in 1993; since then she has worked continuously as a professional lawyer in the family law firm in Lugano.

Born in 1955, a Swiss and Australian citizen, he has been appointed member of the Board of Directors since January 2020. After his postdoctoral studies in Astrophysics at the University of Basel, he started working at Swiss Bank Corpora-tion/Warburg Dillon Read, and in 1998  joined UBS  Group AG. Since then he has worked  continuously for UBS Group focusing on Wealth Management and Investment Banking, becoming a member of the Executive Board of Wealth Management USA and having a long term role as Group Company Secretary before subsequently becoming Divisional Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management.

Born in 1960, a Swiss and Italian citizen, he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2010. An economics graduate from Bocconi University,  he was a Managing Director and Chairman of Banca del Ceresio’s Management Committee until 2010. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Belgrave Capital Management, Ceresio SIM and Global Selection SGR. He is also a member of the investment committee for the Group’s multi-manager funds.  He holds various other positions, including as a member of, Trustee or consultant to the boards of directors of some private companies, universities, funds  and foundations. He occasionally writes on finance issues in leading newspapers.

Giacomo Foglia holds a Law Degree from Statale University, Milan (1988) and is a member of the Italian Association of Financial Analysts. He joined Banca del Ceresio in 1991 after several professional experiences in various banks in New York. He serves on the boards of some of BdC's subsidiaries and is a director of Haussmann General Partner S.a.r.l.

Born in 1940, a Swiss citizen, he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014. A qualified accountant, after holding several roles in banks and investment companies in London, Paris, Geneva and Milan, he joined Banca del Ceresio in 1967, becoming a Managing Director from 1989 to 2014. He has been a member of the Swiss Financial Analysts Association (SFAA) for over 35 years.

Born in 1965, a Swiss citizen, he has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. He has a Ph.D. from Zurich University, an LL.M in European and International Law from the European University Institute (EUI), Fiesole, and has been listed in the Zurich register of lawyers since 1996. Since 2002, he has been a partner at law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey AG (NKF), Zurich, where he has held the role of Managing Partner since 2015. He specialises in banking law, capital markets and M&A, areas in which he regularly provides advice to Swiss and foreign financial institutions and investors.

senior management

Born in 1976, a Swiss citizen, he is a member of the Executive Board since 2018. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen. Before joining Banca del Ceresio he was the CEO of a private bank based in Lugano and Zurich and had experiences as CIO, head of asset management, as a fund manager for institutional clients and as an advisor for international private clients. He is currently an adjunct professor at Franklin University Switzerland and has experience in academic research and teaching in Switzerland and abroad.

Born in 1970, a Swiss and Italian citizen, he is a member of the Executive Board since 2018. He holds a degree in finance from Bocconi University in Milan as well as specializations from the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Gabriele spent most of his career servicing international institutional clients out of Basel, Zurich and Geneva, where his last position was as European head for a Geneva private bank. Before joining Banca del Ceresio he served 4 years as executive vice-president of a Swiss banking institution responsible for private Italian clients.

Born in 1970, Swiss citizen, he joined the Executive Board in 2021. After experiences in the fiduciary sector and bank auditing in Zurich, in 1996 he joined a well-known auditing firm where he qualified as a Swiss Certified Public Accountant in 1999. In 2001, he joined Banca del Ceresio as head of Finance/Risk Control.


Banca del Ceresio SA
Via della Posta 7
Casella Postale 5895
6901 Lugano, Svizzera

Tel.: +41 (0)91 923 84 22
Fax: +41 (0)91 923 55 08
Swift: BACE CH 22
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