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Changes to the UBS Board of Directors
Zurich/Basel, 3 February 2012 – The UBS Board of Directors will nominate Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Isabelle Romy for election as new members of the Board at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 3 May 2012. Bruno Gehrig, along with Kaspar Villiger, will not stand for reelection.
Beatrice Weder di Mauro, born in 1965, has been a professor of economics, economic policy and international macroeconomics at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz since 2001. Since 2004 she has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. Between 1994 and 1997 she was an economist for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, and since 2010 she has been a member of the European Advisory Group of the IMF.
Isabelle Romy, born in 1965, is a partner at the Swiss law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey, which is based in Zurich and active internationally. She specializes in international litigation and arbitration. In addition, she has been an associate professor at the University of Fribourg and at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) since 1996. Between 2003 and 2008, she served as a deputy judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Sanction Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange and has been its Vice-Chairman since 2008.
UBS Board Chairman Kaspar Villiger commented "I thank Bruno Gehrig for his commitment to, and the valuable expertise he displayed while serving in, the UBS Board. At the same time I am pleased to propose to shareholders two internationally recognized personalities in Beatrice Weder di Mauro and Isabelle Romy, both of whom are highly regarded even outside expert circles, for election to the Board. I am convinced that the valuable experience they have gained in the economic and legal spheres will enrich the Board and prove advantageous to UBS."
Axel Weber, who supports both nominations, will, subject to election to the Board, take over as Chairman as was already communicated on 15 November 2011.
UBS's 2012 Annual General Meeting will take place on 3 May in the Zurich Hallenstadion.
Professional experience and education
|2010||Resident Scholar, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.|
|2006||Visiting Scholar, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA|
|since 2004||Member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden|
|since 2003||Research Fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London|
|2002 – 2004||Member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Economy, Bern|
|since 2001||Professor of Economics at the University of Mainz|
|1998 – 2001||Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Basel|
|1997 – 1998||Research Fellow, United Nations University, Tokyo|
|1996 – 1997||Economist, World Bank, Washington D.C.|
|1994 – 1996||Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.|
|1993||Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D. in Economics), University of Basel|
|1989 – 1993||Scientific Assistant, University of Basel|
|since 2006||F. Hoffmann-LaRoche AG, Basel, member of the Supervisory Board|
|since 2010||ThyssenKrupp AG, member of the Supervisory Board|
|since 2010||International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., member of the European Advisory Group, USA
|since 2010||World Economic Forum, Chairman, Global Agenda Council on Financial Crisis|
|since 2011||Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, Board member
Isabelle Romy is professor of law and partner in one of Switzerland's most renowned law firms. Her practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. In her career she has advised Swiss companies, in particular banks, on private international law and judicial assistance issues in trans-national civil proceedings. She regularly acts as an expert witness on various Swiss law issues. She was born on 4 January 1965 and is a Swiss citizen.
|since 2003||Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey AG (associate 1995 – 2003)|
|since 1996||Associate Professor at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)|
|since 2008||Vice-Chairman of the Sanction Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange (member since 2002)|
|2003 – 2008||Deputy judge at the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, Lausanne|
|1999 – 2006||Member of the Ethics Commission at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)|
|1994 – 1996||Teaching assistant (criminal law), University of Lausanne|
|1986 – 1989||Scientific Assistant (commercial law), University of Lausanne|
|1993 – 1996||Professorial thesis at the University of Fribourg|
|1992 – 1994||Visiting scholar at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley|
|1991||Admitted to the bar of the Canton Vaud (Rechtsanwältin)|
|1989||University of Lausanne, doctoral thesis (Dr. iur.)|
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