Our board of directors
The Board of Directors has responsibility for the ultimate direction of UBS Bank (Canada) and the supervision and control of its executive management. Please find below the biographical information of our Board members.
Christopher Amo is the Chairman of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada) and Chair of the Corporate Governance & HR Committee of the Board.
Christopher Amo manages the New York Private Wealth Management Market, which includes New York, Connecticut and New Jersey for UBS Financial Services. He also worked at Morgan Stanley, where he held such roles as Area Manager in New Jersey, Associate National Director and Regional Director. He is a member of Ridgewood Country Club, the Union League Club, the West Hampton Country Club and is involved in numerous Bergen County local charities and foundations. Christopher attended Loyola University in Montreal and the Wharton Business Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed Morgan Stanley’s Senior Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Sarah Bevan is Managing Director and the CEO of UBS Bank (Canada) and is President and Chair of the Board of UBS Investment Management Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UBS Bank (Canada). She is a member of the Board of PMAC (Portfolio Management Association of Canada); Board Member of Blueprint and The Fields Institute.
She graduated in Modern Languages from CCAT, Cambridge, UK.
Andreas Wyler is Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer, UBS Bank, USA and is responsible for ensure effective management of risk control regulatory deliverables and relationships for UBS Bank, USA. He graduated in Business Administration and Finance from University of Applied Science, Berne, Switzerland.
Dezsö J. Horváth is Dean Emeritus of the Schulich School of Business, York University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977 and Dean from 1988 to 2020. He is a Professor in Strategic Management.
Dezsö Horváth is an electrical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Licentiate and PhD degrees in Management from Sweden. Early in his career, he worked in research and development at the Swedish multinational ASEA (now ABB). Over the years, he has served on a number of corporate boards such as Dofasco, Samuel, Son & Co. Limited and Westport Innovations Inc. Dr. Horváth is currently the Chair of the Conduct Review Committee and a member of the Audit, and Corporate Governance & HR Committees of the UBS Bank Board. He is one of the founders as well as a director of the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision, and a member of the advisory board of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award program. In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada for his academic leadership and sustained commitment to business education, and in 2012, he received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his achievements and significant contributions to Canada.
Victor Frank Pottow is Co-Founder and a Managing Director of GCP Capital Partners LLC. Frank has more than 30 years experience as a private equity investor and has served on numerous corporate boards. Frank is a Member of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada). He attended the Bachelor of Commerce Program, Queen’s University. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree (cum laude) from the Wharton School and Master of Business Administration Degree with High Honours, Harvard Business School. Frank is a Director of the following non-profit associations: Friends of Muskoka, Muskoka Lakes Association and Upper Canada College (US) Educational Foundation.
Evelyn Bailey is Senior Executive & Managing Partner – Retail Industry of Kyndryl. Evelyn is a Member of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada). She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calgary, Canada and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, ICD.D. Evelyn is a Board Member of Turnium Network Solutions, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, Board Member & HR & Governance Committee Head of Windermere Golf & Country Club and VP of Chateau Big White Strata Council.
Hélène F. Fortin FCPA, FCA, ICD.D is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant and is Managing Partner at LF&B-CPA Inc. Hélène Fortin is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Conduct Review, and Corporate Governance & HR Committees of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada). She is also a member of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight of the Senate of Canada, a member of the Department of Justice Canada Audit Committee, a director on the boards of Foundation of Prince Albert II of Monaco (Canada), Foundation of McCord Stewart Museum, and VoiceAge Corporation.
André Perey is a partner, who practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and emerging and high growth technology company law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He is a member of the Audit, Conduct Review, and Corporate Governance and HR Committees of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada). He is on the Board of several private corporations. He holds Degrees in Bachelor of Arts with Double Majors in Economics and Political Science, Bachelor of Law (LLB).
Alain Auclair is Managing Director, Head of Global Banking-Canada, UBS Securities Canada and is responsible for leading UBS' advisory and capital raising business in Canada. Alain is also a member of the Board of UBS Securities Canada Inc. He graduated with an MBA, Finance and International Affairs, from Queen's University, Canada and did an International Exchange with Université Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Stars, Board member of Fondation J. Armand Bombardier.