German, born 1963
Functions at UBS Group AG
President Personal & Corporate Banking and President UBS Switzerland
Year of initial appointment to UBS Group AG: 2016
Professional history and education
Martin Blessing is a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS Group AG. He was appointed President Personal & Corporate Banking and President UBS Switzerland as well as President of the Executive Board of UBS Switzerland AG in September 2016. Before joining UBS, he worked for 15 years for Commerzbank AG, from 2008 to April 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Blessing held various senior management positions before this; from 2004 to 2008, he was Head of Corporate Banking and from 2006 additionally also responsible for IT & Operations. From 2001 to 2004, he was Head of Private Clients. Before joining Commerzbank, he was Chief Executive Officer of Advance Bank, a subsidiary of Dresdner Bank AG, from 2000 to 2001. Between 1997 and 2000, he acted as Dresdner Banks's joint Head Private Clients. From 1989 to 1996, he worked for McKinsey & Company, the last two years as Partner. Mr. Blessing holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and in 1987 graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a degree in business administration.
Other activities and functions
- Executive Board member of Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks