Reto Francioni

Reto Francioni

Swiss, born 1955

Year of initial election to UBS: 2013

Functions at UBS Group AG

Member of the Compensation Committee / member of the Risk Committee 

Year of initial election to UBS Group AG: 2014
Year of initial election to UBS AG: 2013

Professional history and education

Reto Francioni was elected to the BoD of UBS AG at the 2013 AGM and of UBS Group AG in November 2014. He has been a member of the Risk Committee since 2015 and of the Compensation Committee since 2019. He was CEO of Deutsche Börse AG from 2005 to 2015. Since 2006, he has been a professor of applied capital markets theory at the University of Basel. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Francioni was Chairman of the Supervisory Board and President of the SWX Group, Zurich, placing him at the heart of digitalization within the industry. Mr. Francioni was co-CEO and Spokesman for the Board of Directors of Consors AG, Nuremberg, from 2000 to 2002. Between 1993 and 2000, he held various management positions at Deutsche Börse AG, including that of Deputy CEO from 1999 to 2000. There he drove a fundamental transformation to shape it as a world leader in technology. From 1992 to 1993, he served in the corporate finance division of Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel. Prior to this, he was on the executive board of Association Tripartite Bourses for several years. From 1985 to 1988, he worked for the former Credit Suisse, holding positions in the equity sales and legal departments. He started his professional career in 1981 in the commerce division of Union Bank of Switzerland. Mr. Francioni completed his studies in law in 1981 and his PhD in 1987 at the University of Zurich.

Other activities and functions

  • Board member of Coca-Cola HBC AG (Senior Independent Non-Executive Director)
  • Chairman of the Board of Swiss International Air Lines AG
  • Board member of Francioni AG
  • Board member of MedTech Innovation Partners AG