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Sir David King joins UBS as Senior Scientific Advisor
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UBS announced today the appointment of Sir David King, the UK Government's former Chief Scientific Advisor and Head of the Government Office for Science. Sir David joins UBS as a Senior Scientific Advisor, based in London. He will advise UBS and its clients on all scientific matters with particular emphasis on global climate change.
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Sir David stepped down at the end of 2007 after seven years as Chief Scientific
Advisor to the UK government. He is Director of the newly formed Smith School
of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University; Director of the Surface
Science Research Group at the Department of Chemistry at the University of
Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College. Sir David has founded two research
centres, the Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis at Liverpool in 1987 and
the Unilever Cambridge Centre for Molecular Informatics in 1998. In 2002, he was
awarded the Rumford Medal by The Royal Society.
Commenting on Sir David's appointment Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, UBS Vice Chairman Investment Banking, said:
"We are absolutely delighted that Sir David will be working with us at UBS. The Group takes its own environmental responsibilities very seriously, and will benefit from his advice. Equally, we have many clients globally who will be delighted to tap in to Sir David's internationally respected expertise not only on issues of climate change, but on other scientific matters."
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