Ludovic Chéchin-Laurans

Managing Director

Ludovic was formerly Deputy CEO at EFG Bank AG & member of the Executive Committee of EFG International until September 2013. Between 2011 to 2012, he served as Managing Director for EFG Bank & Trust in the Bahamas and CEO of the Caribbean Region for EFG International.

From 2005 to 2011, Ludovic initiated and managed several banking entities for EFGI; he served as founder and co-CEO of EFG Bank (Luxembourg) SA, CEO and Board Member of EFG Banque Privée in Paris, co-CEO of EFG Bank Madrid and Barcelona, and co-CEO of EFG Bank in Denmark.

Prior to joining EFG International, Ludovic Chéchin-Laurans served in several positions for BNP Paribas Group, at General Inspection from 1999 to 2001, as Territory Head of Compliance for BNP Paribas Bank & Trust and UEB Bank & Trust in Nassau, from 2001 to 2003, and as Head of Private Banking and deputy CEO for UEB Luxembourg, from 2003 to 2005.

Ludovic holds an MBA in Finance from ESCT – France. He is a Director at the board of the AIBT (Association of International Banks & Trust Companies – Bahamas).

Lawrence D. Howell

Chairman of the Board

Lawrence D. Howell (“Lonnie”) brings over 35 years of experience in Financial Services and Private Banking. He is the co-founder of EFG International and served as its Chief Executive Officer until June 28, 2011. Prior to EFGI, he served as Head of Americas at Coutts & Co. International Private Banking from 1989 to 1995 and was responsible for all clients domiciled in the Americas as well as all Coutts & Co. offices in the US, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman, and Latin America.

Before this, he also served as Head of Americas and Asia in Zurich of Coutts & Co. From 1986 to 1989, he served as Vice President in charge of Swiss Super High Net Worth Clients at Citibank Switzerland. From 1985 to 1986 he was with McKinsey & Co. Lonnie served as Chief of Staff for the Head of Private Banking for Europe, Middle East, and Africa of Citibank from 1981 to 1984.

He started his career as internal legal counsel with Citibank from 1978 to 1981. Lonnie holds a BA and JD from the University of Virginia.

Clément Ducasse


Prior to founding Capital Union Bank in 2013, Clément co-founded Union Capital Group SA in 2006 which has become a highly successful boutique financial advisor specializing in capital markets via derivatives & structured solutions dedicated to the private banking sector in Switzerland, Europe, and Latin America.

Clément formerly developed his expertise by working at HSBC Corporate & Investment bank as a derivatives and structured products specialist dedicated to family offices and independent asset managers in Europe.

Clement earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris.