MBAER Bank - The Swiss Merchant Bank

The Bank with a Soul

Michael Bär

Master of Science in Management (MIT)
Chief Executive Officer, Partner

Mike is a founding partner and gave his name to MBaer Merchant Bank. He played a crucial role in setting up and establishing the bank.

He leads this bank for entrepreneurs and combines extensive expertise with the utmost commitment.

Mike has valuable know-how, built up over many years, in trading, private banking and IT.

Key professional milestones

Entrepreneur and Board member

Following his time at Julius Bär, he took on numerous projects, directorships and leadership positions at a number of banks and also in other sectors. In addition, he is now an entrepreneur engaged in agricultural projects and various social endeavors.

Group Executive Board at Julius Bär AG

As the great-grandson of the banker Julius Bär, Mike has banking in his blood. Before founding MBaer Merchant Bank, he was a member of the Group Executive Board at bank Julius Bär AG for over twelve years. He had a leadership role there, and was responsible for commerce, IT and private banking.

International career

Before his time at Julius Bär, Mike completed various training courses around the world and built up work and leadership experience at international banks and major companies in New York, Boston, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo.


  • Master of Science in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Advanced Management Program, The Wharton School
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Christian University

Mike speaks fluent English, German and French.

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