J. Safra Sarasin Group strengthens its Lugano Office with the appointment of Roberto Botta to the role of Branch Manager.

Roberto Botta and a team of experienced bankers have joined Bank J. Safra Sarasin’s Lugano Branch to develop the Lugano based domestic, Italian and international activities.

Botta, 55, born and raised in Lugano, has over 30 years of experience in International Wealth Management and has held various positions at different Swiss banks. Roberto Botta will be supported by two Deputies, Pascal Paltenghi, with Bank J. Safra Sarasin since 2006 and Fabio Bortoli, who also joined recently.

Bas Rijke, Member of the Executive Committee of Bank J. Safra Sarasin:

"This is a clear confirmation of our commitment to the Lugano office and the Italian market. We are happy to have Roberto and the team join Bank J. Safra Sarasin and contribute with their experience and expertise to the continued success and growth of our Bank. Strengthened by these new arrivals, Bank J. Safra Sarasin is now even better equipped to serve the most demanding clients in this strategically important region."

Roberto Botta, Branch Manager Lugano:

"We are eager to serve existing and new clients and further grow the presence of Bank J. Safra Sarasin within the Tessin and region. In today’s markets, the Bank’s solidity and long-term strategic objective of focusing on clients and stability will certainly be a key to success."