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UBS announces senior management appointments
Zurich/Basel, 22 October 2010 - UBS today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Philip Lofts as Chief Executive Officer, UBS Group Americas and Maureen Miskovic as Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Group Executive Board. Robert Wolf remains Chairman of UBS Group Americas and President of the Investment Bank. All three are effective January 1, 2011.
As the Americas region is a key strategic priority for UBS, the firm has decided to separate the roles of CEO and Chairman. "Given the importance of the Americas region, which has the largest concentration of UBS employees and is the world's largest wealth management market and investment banking fee pool, we decided to broaden our senior leadership team to provide the momentum necessary to develop key areas in the United States, Canada and Latin America," said Oswald J. Grübel, Group Chief Executive Officer.
In his new role as Americas CEO, Lofts will work together with the Business Division heads toward achieving sustainable growth in the region with a focus on strategy, profitability and integration. Lofts assumes this role with his extensive knowledge of the complex regulatory environment in the financial industry, the Investment Bank and the Americas region. Lofts was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in November 2008.
Miskovic was, most recently, Chief Risk Officer of State Street Corporation, as well as a member of that firm's Operating Group and Chair of its Major Risk Committee. Immediately before that, she served as a member of the State Street Board of Directors. Prior to that, she held a number of senior positions with major financial institutions.
"Maureen's extensive experience in risk management will build upon and enhance the solid foundation of the new risk organization of UBS. We look forward to her leadership in managing risk intelligently, thoughtfully and proactively," said Oswald J. Grübel, Group Chief Executive Officer.
Miskovic will be based in Zurich and will report to Grübel.
Robert Wolf in his role as Chairman of UBS Group Americas and President of the Investment Bank will focus full-time on client relationships and business transactions in the Americas. Wolf has asked to step down from the GEB at the end of 2010. Wolf will continue to lead the firm's efforts in public policy in Washington, D.C., as well as community affairs and diversity initiatives in the region. Wolf was appointed Chairman and CEO, UBS Group Americas and President Investment Bank in 2007.
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