Sascha Meier new general manager of Bonhôte Solothurn

Bonhôte’s newest branch, in Solothurn, looks back on positive first year as Sascha Meier becomes next general manager of the branch.

Bonhôte’s Solothurn branch, which opened its doors in February 2020, has encountered a high degree of success. From today, Sascha Meier will be the new branch manager, taking over from Renato Schmitz, who will be partially retiring. The branch will also be moving to new premises in the heart of the old town later this summer.

All the lights are flashing green for the bank’s newest branch, which has been growing strongly. After more than a year, inflows of client funds are on target and the branch has already exceeded its breakeven point. Sascha Meier, a Certified International Wealth Manager with broad expertise in finance and investing, is taking over as branch manager with immediate effect. He boasts more than 30 years’ experience in wealth management and has worked closely with the current general manager, Renato Schmitz, for almost 20 years. Renato, who established the bank in Solothurn, will be taking partial retirement. He will continue serving clients on a part-time basis to ensure a smooth handover.

Sacha Meier - nouveau directeur Bonhôte Soleure
Sacha Meier - new manager of Bonhôte Soleure

“I’d like to congratulate the entire Solothurn team for their hard work and sincerely thank our local clients for placing their trust in us,” said Yves de Montmollin, CEO. “I'd also like to thank Renato in particular for his professional approach to business and believe Sascha will excel in his new position. Bonhôte is delighted with the business expansion of its newest branch, in Solothurn, and is looking forward to opening the new office in the centre of the old town.”

“I’ve girded myself for this new mission and look forward to contributing actively to the development of the Bonhôte Group’s Solothurn branch,” said Sascha. “Our expert team and status as the only private bank in the Solothurn region account for the branch’s successful development. Prominence will be further enhanced once we've moved to our final location.”"

Bonhôte, a Neuchâtel-based bank whose history stretches back more than 200 years, is proud to see its business going from strength to strength. Its branch network links the cities of Bern, Biel/Bienne, Geneva, Lausanne, Solothurn and Zurich.

Cyril Lanfranchi

Cyril Lanfranchi, head of communication