He will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to Haig Ariyan and Chip Packard, Co-Heads of Wealth Management, Americas and into the Executive Management Board of the Swiss banking entity, chaired by Marco Bizzozero, CEO Deutsche Bank Switzerland and Head of Wealth Management for EMEA.
Ariyan said: 'Felipe is an experienced and talented professional who has a deep understanding of the evolving investment needs of ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals.'
Packard added: 'Latin America is strategically important to our wealth management franchise. We are excited to have Felipe join the team to lead our efforts in delivering the Bank’s global capabilities to clients across the region.'
Godard will join the Firm from Credit Suisse in Switzerland, where he was Head of Advisory, Solutions and Investments for the Latin American Private Bank. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2010, Godard worked for J.P Morgan in Geneva for 11 years where he headed the Latin American Team and later took responsibility for the Eastern European and Swiss markets for the Private Bank.
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management continues to strengthen its team serving ultra-high- net-worth clients. In June, the Firm appointed Raphael Zagury as Head of Key Client Partners and Wealth Investment Advisory for Latin America from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Additionally, Antonio Braun joined from J.P. Morgan as a Senior Relationship Manager, focusing on the Mexico market. Caroline Kitidis joined in August as Head of Key Client Partners & Wealth Investment Advisory for the Americas from Goldman Sachs.