Robert J. McCann

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Professional history and education

Robert J. McCann was appointed CEO of Wealth Management Americas and became a member of the GEB in October 2009. In addition, he has been CEO of UBS Group Americas since December 2011. From 2003 to 2009, he worked for Merrill Lynch as Vice Chairman and President of the Global Wealth Management Group. In 2003, he served as Vice Chairman of Distribution and Marketing for AXA Financial. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1982, working in various positions in capital markets and research. From 2001 to 2003, he was Head of Global Securities Research and Economics. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Global Markets and Investment Banking. From 1998 to 2000, he was Global Head of Global Institutional Debt and Equity Sales. Mr. McCann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bethany College, West Virginia, and holds an MBA from Texas Christian University. He was born on 15 March 1958 and is both an American and Irish citizen.

Other activities and functions

Mandates on boards of corporations, organizations and foundations or interest groups include:
Mr. McCann is a board member of the American Ireland Fund, and is Vice Chairman of the Bethany College Board of Trustees. He is a member of The Clearing House Supervisory Board, a member of the Presidents Circle of No Greater Sacrifice in Washington, DC, a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy and a member of the board of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Mr. McCann also serves on the board of the Partnership for New York City and UBS Optimus Foundation.