Gene Salerno

Chief Transformation Officer

Kleinwort Hambros

Gene Salerno is Chief Transformation Officer of SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank. Appointed in 2020, he is responsible for supporting the Executive Committee across a portfolio of strategic initiatives designed to enhance the client proposition, improve operating efficiency, and drive business growth.

Prior to this, Gene was Head of Investment Strategy, responsible for chairing the Investment Committee and overseeing recommendations for Kleinwort Hambros’ investment management clients. He is the former manager of the award-winning Global Equity strategy and has a breadth of experience in managing multi-asset portfolios for private clients directly.

Following an MBA with finance concentration from London Business School in 2004, Gene was responsible for the investment function of London-based family office Karrig Strategic Capital, managing investment portfolios and supporting client activities across direct private equity and real estate.

Gene has a background rooted in engineering and technology, graduating summa cum laude with a BSc in Computer Science from Binghamton University, New York. He began his career developing aspects of the PATRIOT missile defense system with Raytheon Company, and then early FIX equity trading networks with Thomson Financial in Boston.

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