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Biography of Lawrence (Lonnie) D. Howell

Lonnie Howell is currently Chief Executive Officer of EFG International, a public bank holding company.  From 1995 to 1997, he was CEO of the predecessor entity, EFG Bank.  He had been Chief Executive Officer of EFG Bank Zurich  from 1997 to 2005.   

He was with Coutts & Co. International Private Banking from 1989 until 1995, where he was Head of Americas based in New York and responsible for clients domiciled in the Americas as well as for the bank's offices in the U.S., the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman, and Latin America.   Prior to 1993, he was Head of Americas and Asia in Zurich and New York.

From 1986 to 1989, he spent three years at Citibank Switzerland as Vice President in charge of Swiss Ultra High Net Worth Clients.

From 1985 to 1986 he was with McKinsey & Co. in New York consulting on insurance, retail banking and private banking.

He started his career at Citibank in 1978 as internal legal counsel for the International Private Banking Division. Thereafter, from 1981 to 1984 he was Chief of Staff for the Head of Private Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (JP Cuoni).

He was born in 1953 and is a US citizen. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. He is married and has four children.


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