“Hong Kong is my home,” said Henri Leimer. The CEO of LGT (Asia) grew up in Liechtenstein, but has spent the past 27 years in Hong Kong and has three grown-up children who were all born and raised here.
Aside from his role at LGT, a global private banking and asset management group, Leimer is also the Honorary Consul of the Principality of Liechtenstein in Hong Kong.
LGT has acted as the family office of the Princely House of Liechtenstein for over 80 years, so has long experience in assisting high-net-worth individuals with their banking, investment and wealth planning needs. Traditional values such as integrity and reliability are at the core of the bank’s services.
Currently, the group employs over 3,000 people in more than 20 locations in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East. LGT Bank has operated in Asia for over 30 years and at present employs around 400 staff in its Hong Kong office and 800 in Asia.
The bank joined the Chamber in 1995 as it believes that every organization should be part of the local community. “HKGCC is a leading business organization in Hong Kong and our membership is a way to stay in touch with the wider local business community,” Liemer said.
“One of the most impressive things about the HKGCC is how the organization is able to link up its diverse membership and to bring all of us together to share our respective expertise and to achieve common goals,” he said, adding that the tours and activities help to provide an insight into the range of enterprises among the Chamber’s membership.
Contributing to the well-being of everyone in Hong Kong is also part of the bank’s ethos. To this end, LGT participated in the Chamber’s Free Ride Day in 2014 and 2015 by sponsoring a tram.
“We are most interested in activities connected to sustainability and philanthropy,” Leimer said, “as it is important for us to give back to the community in which we are based.”
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