Willy Purves was the last great Chairman. After that it went down hill, rapidly.The most bizarre thing is why he would have appointed an equity trader from the London Investment Bank to head up the Geneva office. Naivete ?
He moved Krishna Patel , a former head of trading at the IB in London, to manage the Geneva operations.
Oh yes - I'd forgotten Krishna. I did overlap with him at some point but didn't know him.