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 GEB 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 was CEO of Commerzbank AG from 2008 to April 2016. In his 15 years at Commerzbank, he held various senior management positions on Commerzbank’s Executive Board: in 2008, he became Spokesman of the Executive Board; from 2004 to 2008, he was Head of Corporate Banking, and he was Head IT & Operations from 2006 to 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he was Head of Private Clients. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Blessing served as CEO, Advance Bank of the Dresdner Bank. From 1997 to 2000, he acted as Dresdner’s joint Head Private Clients. Mr. Blessing worked for McKinsey & Company from 1989 to 1996, the last two years as a partner. Mr. Blessing holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and graduated in 1987 in business administration from the University of St. Gallen.
Other activities and functions
- Executive Board member of Baden-Baden Entrepreneur Talks