Kathryn Shih

Group Executive Board - Portrait Kathryn Shih

British, born 1958

Member of the UBS Group Executive Board since 2016

Function at UBS Group AG

President UBS Asia Pacific

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

Professional history and education

Kathryn Shih became a member of the GEB and was appointed President UBS Asia Pacific of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2016. She has been Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific since 2002. She was CEO of UBS Hong Kong from 2003 to 2008. Prior to this, she held various leadership positions in Wealth Management Asia Pacific. She has been with the firm for over 30 years, since joining Swiss Bank Corporation in 1987 as a client advisor and then serving as Head Private Banking from 1994 to 1998. In the 1980s, Ms. Shih worked for Citibank in the Consumer Services Group and as an executive trainee with PCI Capital Asia Ltd. She was conferred as a Certified Private Wealth Professional by the Private Wealth Management Association, Hong Kong, in 2015 and as a Certified Financial Planner from the Institute of Financial Planners, Hong Kong, in 2001 and completed the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University in 1999. Ms. Shih holds a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University in the US and a master’s degree in business management from the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines.

Other activities and functions

  • Board member of Kenford International Ltd.
  • Board member of Shih Co Charitable Foundation Ltd.
  • Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Financial Services Advisory Committee)