The Bank with a Soul

Irina Friesen

B.A. in Economics and Finance
Executive Assistant

Irina joined MBaer Merchant Bank in September 2020 as Executive Assistant.

She is a certified Wealth Management Advisor and is responsible for supporting the Executive Board in the areas of Wealth Management and Corporate Banking. She is also responsible for the administrative, personal support and advice to private and corporate clients. Irina is involved in various projects and coordinates marketing activities.

Irina has been working in the banking industry for more than 12 years and was responsible for the Russian wealth management clientele for six years as a relationship manager.

Key professional milestones

From the front to support management

Her sales experience over the past years enabled Irina to become Global Market Head for Central and Eastern Europe at Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in all management issues. Irina also supported Business Development in project implementation in the complex and diverse Russian business environment and was responsible for the consolidation and preparation of annual reports and presentations.

Relationship Manager for Central and Eastern Europe

At Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG, Irina successfully expanded her extensive client network and was active in investment consulting and asset management. This included regular trips to Russia, Latvia, Azerbaijan and other Eastern European countries.

In Frankfurt at Commerzbank AG Irina gained her first experience in International Wealth Management. In addition to asset management, her responsibilities included the provision of Lombard loans and real estate financing.


  • Certified Wealth Management Advisor (CWMA) at the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ), Zurich, Switzerland
  • Bachelor in Economics and Finance at the Baden-Württemberg University of Applied Sciences (DHBW) in Lörrach, Germany

Irina is fluent in German, Russian and English and has basic knowledge of French.


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