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Axel Hörger

Chief Executive Officer, Europe

Axel Hörger joined Lombard International Group in February 2016 as Chief Executive Officer for Europe, and has a financial services background that spans over two decades.
A seasoned international financial services CEO, Axel is experienced in leading investment banking, banking and insurance businesses across major global financial centres.  He has a proven track record of delivering significant strategic change initiatives and driving business re-engineering to deliver innovative growth, proposition development and enhanced distribution solutions.

Before joining the Lombard International Group, Axel was CEO of UBS Deutschland AG.  He successfully led the development and introduction of the UBS governance model in Germany, increased operational and front-line efficiency across core business lines, introduced new technology and steered one of their largest IT and operational projects, positioning the company for sustainable growth.

Prior to UBS, Axel was Head of Institutional Sales for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in EMEA, leading client acquisition activities and defining market and product strategy across the region. 
Axel has served as an advisor to Siemens Financial Services based in Munich, is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Atlantik-Brücke e.V. based in Berlin and is an avid investor in various start-up businesses.
Axel has a MBA in International Economics and Finance from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt.