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By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi

ZURICH (Reuters) -Credit score Suisse stays on observe to put out its strategic overhaul this 12 months after “working relentlessly to unravel the problems which have been holding us again”, Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio stated on Friday.

“We now have made vital progress in assessing and debating the financial institution’s strategic choices, and proceed to count on to finalize our long-term imaginative and prescient and mid-term plan by year-end,” Horta-Osorio stated in a speech broadcast for the financial institution’s extraordinary basic assembly, wherein shareholders authorized the appointment of two exterior threat consultants to the board of administrators.

“As soon as our technique is about and introduced, we’ll proceed to execute it relentlessly and diligently,” he stated.

Horta-Osorio, who joined Credit score Suisse (SIX:) immediately off a CEO function at British lender Lloyds (LON:) in April, has stated he intends to have a look at the financial institution’s threat administration and tradition within the wake of two main crises, in addition to reviewing strategic choices.

“AHO”, because the Portuguese banker grew to become identified at Lloyds, expects to determine on a brand new technique for Switzerland’s second-largest lender by the tip of this 12 months, just lately backing Chief Govt Thomas Gottstein as the proper CEO to proceed the job.

“The board and I are working carefully on these issues along with the administration crew, led by our CEO, Thomas Gottstein, with whom I work very carefully. He has the board’s full assist,” he stated on Friday.

Former UBS govt Axel Lehmann was elected throughout the digital assembly with 98.87% approval, whereas Juan Colombas, who has been an govt director and member of the audit and threat committees at Dutch financial institution ING Group (NYSE:) since 2020, acquired 98.75% approval.

Credit score Suisse plans to nominate Lehmann as chair of the financial institution’s threat committee.

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