Chi-Won Yoon

Group Executive Board - Portrait Chi-Won Yoon

Korean, born 2 June 1959

Function at UBS Group AG

President Asia Pacific

Year of initial appointment to UBS Group AG: 2014

Professional history and education

Chi-Won Yoon was appointed President Asia Pacific of UBS AG (formerly CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific) in April 2012 and has been a member of the GEB since June 2009. He has held the same position for UBS Group AG since November 2014. He held the position of co-Chairman and co-CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific from November 2010 to March 2012. From June 2009 to November 2010, he served as sole Chairman and CEO of UBS AG, Asia Pacific. In a previous role, Mr. Yoon served as Head of UBS’s securities business in Asia Pacific: Asia Equities, which he oversaw from 2004; and Asia Pacific Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, which he led from 2009. He joined the firm in 1997, serving as Head of Equity Derivatives. Mr. Yoon began his career in financial services in 1986, working at Merrill Lynch in New York and Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong. Before embarking on a Wall Street career, he worked as an electrical engineer in satellite communications. In 1982, Mr. Yoon earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT, and a master’s degree in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 1986.

Other activities and functions

  • Board member of UBS Securities Co. Ltd
  • Chairman of the Asian Executive Board for the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Advisory Board member of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy