Professional history and education
Chi-Won Yoon is the CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific and has been a member of the GEB since June 2009. As APAC CEO, he oversees the business activities of Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Global Asset Management, across 13 countries and nearly 8,000 employees. In a previous 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. He joined the firm in 1997, serving as Head of Equity Derivatives. Mr. Yoon began his career in financial services in 1986, working at Merrill Lynch in New York and 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 a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1986. 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. He is Chairman of the Asian Executive Board for the MIT Sloan School of Management and serves on the advisory board of the MIT Center for Finance Policy.
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