Axel P. Lehmann

Board of Directors - Portrait Axel P. Lehmann

Swiss, born 1959

Function at UBS Group AG

Group Chief Operating Officer
 

Year of initial appointment to UBS Group AG and UBS AG: 2016

Professional history and education

Axel P. Lehmann became a member of the GEB and was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2016. He has been President of the Executive Board of UBS Business Solutions AG since March 2016. He was a member of the BoD of UBS AG from 2009 to 2015 and of UBS Group AG from 2014 to 2015. During his entire tenure on the Board, he had been a member of the Risk Committee and, from 2011 to 2013, a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Lehmann became a member of Zurich Insurance Group’s (Zurich) Group Executive Committee in 2002, holding various management positions, including CEO for the European and North America businesses, and from 2008 to 2015 as Chief Risk Officer with additional responsibilities for Group IT, as Regional Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Chairman for Farmers Group Inc. In 2001, he was appointed CEO for Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and Zurich Group Germany, having served as a member of the company’s Group Management Board since 2000 with responsibility for group-wide business development functions. In 1996, he joined Zurich as a member of the Executive Committee of Zurich Switzerland and subsequently held various executive management and corporate development positions within Zurich Switzerland. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Lehmann was head of corporate planning and controlling at Swiss Life, project manager and Vice President of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen and a visiting professor at Bocconi University in Milan. Mr. Lehmann holds a PhD and a master’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of St. Gallen. He is also a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program and an honorary professor of business administration and service management at the University of St. Gallen.

Other activities and functions

  • Board member of UBS Business Solutions AG
  • Co-Chair of the Global Future Council of the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems of WEF
  • Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen
  • Member of the International and Alumni Advisory Board at the University of St. Gallen
  • Member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Chapter Doing Business in USA