Slavica Esnault-Pelterie

Slavica Esnault-Pelterie
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Slavica Esnault-Pelterie's Biography

Type Of Business:
Asset Management, Family Office
Marketing Area:
Marketing; Private banking
Major Product/SVS:
Financial services
Education Degrees:
Master's Degree in Russian and East European Studies, Yale University
Affiliations Awards:
Yale Club of Switzerland; Golf Club de Genève; Club des Leaders; Morgan Club of Switzerland
Date of Distinction:
What do you feel separates you from the rest of the professionals in your industry?:
Ms. Esnault-Pelterie has always been aware of the importance of being genuine, as well as of forging her own path by applying principals of transparency and integrity, and by being generous in her human relationships. She is always trying to pass knowledge and experience onto others. She is a trustworthy individual and treats everyone with respect. Above all, Ms. Esnault-Pelterie has never been driven by her ego. She says that knowledge will give you power, but character will gain you respect. All of these traits continue to separate her from her peers.
What has been the most outstanding thing you have done thus far in your career?:
Her greatest career achievements include her top management positions, including her position as member of the management board with Schroder & Co Bank. In the same time, she managed to keep regular contact with and provide assistance to her clients on a daily basis for more than 20 years. She earned an exceptionally high level of client retention and loyalty. She adds, "I also kept my marriage sane and raised two wonderful daughters, who are now excelling in their own professions. That, in fact, I consider to be a true achievement!"

She is also proud of her top management positions, not as obvious in the men’s world of banking.
Expanded Biography:
Often, at business gatherings or professional events, she was a sole lady or a minority woman member. "I was sometimes asked if it was tough to multitask and to be in man’s world," she explains. "My response was: 'It is a bit like Ginger Rogers when she was asked how amazing it was to dance with Fred Astaire. Well, I have to do the same steps only backwards, and in high heels!'"

Ms. Esnault-Pelterie once told her daughters, "Life is not fair; you had better get used to it!"
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was rapidly advancing in the corporate echelons, and building loyal and steady relationships with two major banks with which she worked, an utmost quality of steadiness in the private banking profession.
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to family support, hard work and dedication, but above all passion for the profession.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession due to her ability and interpersonal qualities in dealings with clients and due to her banking expertise.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Esnault-Pelterie has been in her current role for one year, after 26 years with Schroders.

She has been in private banking for the last 35 years, and worked for only two banks: American Express Bank in Paris, and Schroder & Co Bank in Geneva, which is considered a bank of the utmost quality within the private banking industry.

Ms. S. Esnault-Pelterie was never driven by her ego. She says that knowledge will give you power, but character will gain you respect - and that is quite a distinction separating her from her peers.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Handling investment portfolio management; Marketing, Maintaining client relationships
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, she will continue growing her client base and successfully maintaining relationships with previous clients.
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