Jean-Louis Platteau is appointed Chairman of the Management Board of Dexia Private Bank (Switzerland)

Brussels, Paris, Geneva, 7 March 2008 - Before joining the Dexia Group on 1 January 2008, Jean-Louis Platteau held various posts with the ING Group between 1990 and 2004, and then with Fortis between 2004 and 2007.

He thus assumed responsibilities, at an international level, within the Corporate Banking, Investment Management, Private Banking and Financial Institutions business lines. He was also Head of “Greenfield” Development in Asia.

A graduate in Commercial Engineering and Management from the IAG (UCL) and an Executive Master in Management (EMM), Jean-Louis Platteau also has a Special Master's Degree in Tax Management from the Ecole de Commerce Solvay (ULB).

The Management Board of Dexia Private Bank (Switzerland), chaired by Jean-Louis Platteau, currently consists of four members, the other being Alfons Widmer, Patrick Smeyers and Eddy Vanden Berghe. Dexia Private Bank (Switzerland) has 150 members of staff in Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Basle and Lugano), in the Middle East (Bahrain) and Latin America (Uruguay).


Dexia Private Banking (, the private banking centre for the Dexia financial group, offers effective solutions in asset management and planning, and in personal financial investment, via teams of specialists. Dexia Private Banking manages some EUR 48 billion on behalf of its clients. It has Private Banking centres in Brussels, Luxembourg, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland, Monaco, Bahrain, Uruguay and Turkey.
Contact : Alfons Widmer: - +41 (0)58 810 82 92


Dexia ( is a European bank, and world leader in public / project finance. With a stock market capitalisation of EUR 20.3 billion as at 31 December 2007, Dexia is among the fifteen largest financial institutions in the euro zone. On the same date, the Group had more than 34,000 members of staff in 37 countries. Dexia has one of the best credit ratings in the banking sector. Its development strategy relies on two pillars: universal banking in Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Turkey), public / project financing at a world level.

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