Aberdeen Standard appoints APAC CEO

Rene Buehlmann Aberdeen Standard Investments 2Former UBS veteran Rene Buehlmann has been appointed as the chief executive officer of Aberdeen Standard Investment’s (ASI) Asia Pacific business. He succeeds Hugh Young who will assume the role of Asia chairman. According to ASI, Buehlmann will be responsible for driving the firm’s Asia strategy and accelerating its growth in the region. He will be based in Singapore and report to Stephen Bird, Standard Life Aberdeen chief executive. He will also be part of the executive leadership team. “[Buehlmann’s] wealth of experience in asset and wealth management, deep knowledge of key client segments and a proven record of developing a strategic business will support our growth ambition,” said Bird. Buehlmann has spent the majority of his 30-year career at UBS and was head of its Asia Pacific business between 2014 and 2020. For the last year, Buehlmann has led ThinkBox Asia, a Hong Kong-based fintech advisory business that he founded in 2019. © 2021 funds global asia

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