Raphael Helbling appointed as head of legal & compliance of the BKB Group
The Bank Council of Basler Kantonalbank (BKB) has appointed Raphael Helbling (pictured) as the new head of legal & compliance and a member of the executive and group management. He is the successor to Regula Berger, who took over as head of the commercial customer sales department at BKB in February 2021.
Raphael Helbling will take over his function as general counsel of the BKB Group on January 1, 2022. Jörg von Felten, who has been head of legal & compliance on an interim basis since February 1, 2021, will hand over the business at this point in time.
Helbling is a trained attorney with many years of international banking experience in the field of legal & compliance. He is currently serving as interim head compliance and a member of the executive committee of Goldman Sachs Bank. Prior to that he was head legal& compliance and a member of the branch management at Barcalys Bank; head of equities, IBD ad research compliance at UBS and a member of the legal staff at SWX Swiss Exchange. Helbling started his career as a special investigating magistrate at Bezirksamt Obertoggenburg, he later joined Credit Suisse Group for an 8 months stint before taking up a clerkship role at Bezirksgericht See & Gaster.