Board of Directors


Portrait Sven Hoffmann Sallfort Verwaltungsrat
Sven Hoffmann *
Portrait M. Georg Barth Sallfort Verwaltungsrat
M. Georg Barth
Portrait Peter E. Merian Sallfort Verwaltungsrat
Peter E. Merian *
Marcos Esteve

*independent Member of the Board in accordance with FINMA-Circular 2017/1

Last update on April 8, 2019.

Sven Hoffmann

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sven Hoffmann is a commercial lawyer and owner of a law firm in Basel. He has worked in various international management functions in Switzerland and abroad for many years. He serves as a Council Member of various foundations and is a Member of the Board of numerous companies. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Banque Heritage SA in February 2019.
Sven Hoffmann holds a lic. iur. from Law Faculty of the University of Basel.

M. Georg Barth

Board of Directors

M. Georg Barth is a shareholder of Sallfort Privatbank AG and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, of which he has been a member since 1998. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sallfort Holding AG and Barth Fruit AG and holds various other board mandates. Georg Barth headed Barth Fruit AG until 2016 and has nearly 20 years of experience in international commodity trading, with a focus on Europe, Central and South America and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 he is Managing Director of Barth Services GmbH. Georg Barth trained as a trustee at Testor & Orbi Treuhand, Basel.

Peter E. Merian

Board of Directors

Peter E. Merian was head of the Basel Stock Exchange and served for twelve years from 1996 on-wards at the SWX Swiss Exchange Admission Office. He also led Bank Sarasin as a partner, first as CEO and then as a member of the Board of Directors, to successfully becoming an international private banking player. Peter E. Merian has served on various boards and foundations and holds various board mandates. Peter E. Merian holds a lic. iur. from the Law Faculty of the University of Basel.

Marcos Esteve

Board of Directors

Marcos Esteve has held a number of key senior management positions before being named Chief Executive Officer of Banque Heritage SA in July, 2017. His prior assignments included Global Head of Private Banking, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Before joining Banque Heritage, he was Chief Financial Officer at a leading firm in the global fashion industry where he also sat on the Board of Directors. During this time, he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive, Audit, and IT committees at Banque Heritage.

Mr. Esteve holds a Master’s degree in Business Information Systems as well as a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Lausanne, HEC.


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Per 7. Juni 2019 wurde die Fusion der Sallfort Privatbank mit der Banque Heritage vollzogen.

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The merger of Sallfort Privatbank with Banque Heritage was completed on 7 June 2019.

Further information can be found in our media release of 6 November 2018.

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