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January 2021

René Buehlmann Named Chief Executive Officer of APAC for Aberdeen Standard Investments

Aberdeen Standard Investments has hired René Buehlmann as Chief Executive Officer for Asia Pacific, commencing on March 1, 2021. He will become an executive leadership team member, reporting to Stephen Bird, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Aberdeen. René is a seasoned veteran in the financial industry, bringing strong experience across wealth and asset management, corporate banking and financial services. He joins from a nearly three-decade career with UBS, where he ultimately served as Head of Asset Management for APAC and Global Head of Wholesale Client Coverage. Prior to UBS, he began his career with Union Bank of Switzerland. René succeeds Hugh Young, who will transition to Chairman of Asia.

Aberdeen Standard Investments is a leading global asset manager with offices in over 40 locations and investment centers in more than 20 locations. The UK-based firm manages a total of £455.6bn (€501.2bn/$562.9bn) of assets on behalf of governments, pension funds, insurers, companies, charities, foundations and individuals across 80 countries.