Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BoD) has ultimate responsibility for the success of the UBS Group and for delivering sustainable shareholder value within a framework of prudent and effective controls. It decides on UBS's strategic aims and the necessary financial and human resources upon recommendation of the Group Chief Executive Officer and sets the UBS Group's values and standards to ensure that its obligations to its shareholders and others are met.

Shareholders elect each member of the BoD, which in turn appoints its Chairman, the Vice Chairman/Vice Chairmen, the Senior Independent Director and the chairmen and members of its various committees.

Axel A. Weber

Axel A. Weber was elected to the Board of Directors (BoD) at the 2012 AGM and was thereafter appointed Chairman of the BoD. He has chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2012 and became chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee in 2013

Michel Demaré

Michel Demaré was elected to the BoD at the 2009 AGM, and in April 2010, was appointed independent Vice Chairman. He has been a member of the Audit Committee since 2009 and the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2010. He became a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee in 2013.

David Sidwell

David Sidwell was elected to the BoD at the 2008 AGM. In April 2010, he was appointed Senior Independent Director. He has chaired the Risk Committee since 2008 and has been a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2011.

Reto Francioni

Reto Francioni was elected to the BoD at the 2013 AGM. He has been a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee since 2013 and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee since 2014. 

Ann F. Godbehere

Ann F. Godbehere was elected to the BoD at the 2009 AGM. She has chaired the Human Resources and Compensation Committee since 2011 and has been a member of the Audit Committee since 2009.

Axel P. Lehmann

Axel P. Lehmann was elected to the BoD at the 2009 AGM and has been a member of the Risk Committee since 2009.

Helmut Panke

Helmut Panke was elected to the BoD at the 2004 AGM. He has been a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Risk Committee since 2008.

William G. Parrett

William G. Parrett was elected to the BoD at the October 2008 Extraordinary General Meeting. He has chaired the Audit Committee since 2009 and has been a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee since 2012.

Isabelle Romy

Isabelle Romy was elected to the BoD at the 2012 AGM. She has been a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee since 2012.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro

Beatrice Weder di Mauro was elected to the BoD at the 2012 AGM. She has been a member of the Audit Committee since 2012 and became a member of the Risk Committee in 2013.

Joseph Yam

Joseph Yam was elected to the BoD at the 2011 AGM. He has been a member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee and the Risk Committee since 2011.

Company Secretary

Luzius Cameron

Luzius Cameron was appointed Company Secretary by the BoD for the first time in 2005. He is a Group Managing Director and was appointed to the former Group Managing Board in 2002.