200 years of community engagement
Philanthropy is part of Lombard Odier’s DNA.
Since our Firm was founded in Geneva in 1796, our vocation has been to preserve the assets entrusted to us and pass them on to future generations. Responsibility and a long-term vision are therefore essential values for Lombard Odier. Our vision of the banking profession and our role in the community have also been shaped by the spirit of openness and solidarity that have made Geneva the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the League of Nations.
In the 19th century, Alexandre Lombard was one of the first to answer Henry Dunant’s appeal to help the victims of the Battle of Solferino, becoming an active member of the committee that paved the way for the ICRC.
Today, Lombard Odier’s Partners are engaged both locally and internationally across a range of philanthropic activities reflecting the core values of our Firm and their own personal interests and experiences. For example, Patrick Odier is involved in the continued development of Geneva as a leading university center and has helped found several youth-centered initiatives. In the fields of medical research and patient care, he also chairs the Dr. Henri Dubois-Ferrière Dinu Lipatti Foundation. Thierry Lombard takes a keen interest in humanitarian and social projects. He is a member of the ICRC Assembly and of other humanitarian and medical foundations. He is also committed to nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship in the younger generation and to bringing about sustainable capitalism.