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.
Ricardo Gonzalez is the Chair of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada) and Chair of the Corporate Governance & HR Committee of the Board. He has been at UBS for 31 years and is currently the International Division Director of Wealth Management USA. He is a member of the Board of UBS Asesores Mexico; UBS Financial Services (Uruguay), UBS Asesores S.A. (Panama), UBS Financial Services Inc. of Puerto Rico and PaineWebber International, Inc. He is also a member of the Management Committee in WM USA, Operating Committee in WM USA, and Management Committee in WM Latin America. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Boston University.
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 Mitacs Inc., BIRS; and an Advisory Board member of Hello Prosper and Palette. 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 ensuring 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 of the Schulich School of Business, York University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977 and has been Dean since 1988. 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). Dr. Horváth is the Chair of the Conduct Review Committee and a member of the Audit, and Corporate Governance & HR Committees of the UBS Bank Board. In addition to UBS, he is also a Board member of Samuel, Son & Co. Limited and Inscape Corporation. 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.
Hélène F. Fortin FCPA, FCA, ICD.D is a 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 the Chair of the Board at Loto Québec and a Board member of Concordia University, Institute of Corporate Directors Quebec chapter, and VoiceAge. She is also a member of the Department Audit Committee at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada and the Public Service Commission.
Michael Deluce is Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Porter Airlines Inc. As a co-founder of Porter, he has a diversity of leadership experience across all areas of the company’s strategic development. He is a member of the Audit, Conduct Review, and Corporate Governance and HR Committees of the Board of UBS Bank (Canada).
André Perey is a partner, who practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions 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 a Director on the Board of a non-profit community foundation, Toronto Foundation and on the Board of several private corporations including Bass Pro Shops Canada Inc. and Halton Indoor Climate Systems, Inc.
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. and Principal Officer of UBS Canada Branch. 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 and is Vice president, Large Donor Campaign with Centraide (United Way).