Chi-Won Yoon

Group Executive Board - Portrait Chi-Won Yoon

Professional history and education

Chi-Won Yoon was appointed CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific in April 2012 and has been a member of the GEB since June 2009. He held the position of co-Chairman and co-CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific from November 2010 to March 2012. From June 2009 to November 2010, he served as sole Chairman and CEO of UBS AG, Asia Pacific. Prior to his current role, Mr. Yoon served as Head of UBS’s securities business in Asia Pacific: Asia Equities, which he oversaw from 2004, and Asia Pacific Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, which he led from 2009. When he first joined the firm in 1997, he served as Head of Equity Derivatives. Mr. Yoon began his career in financial services in 1986, working first at Merrill Lynch in New York and then at Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong. Before embarking on a Wall Street career, he worked as an electrical engineer in satellite communications. In 1982, Mr. Yoon earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT, and in 1986, a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He was born on 2 June 1959 and is a Korean citizen.

Other activities and functions

Mandates on boards of corporations, organizations and foundations or interest groups include:
Mr. Yoon is on the board of UBS Securities Co. Ltd. and a member of the Asian Executive Board of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.