Martin Blessing

Group Executive Board - Martin Blessing

German, born 1963

Member of the UBS Group Executive Board since 2016

Function at UBS Group AG

Co-President Global Wealth Management

Year of initial appointment to UBS Group AG: 2016

Professional history and education

Martin Blessing was appointed co-President Global Wealth Management of UBS Group AG and UBS AG as of February 2018. Prior to this, he was President Wealth Management effective January 2018. He held the positions of President Personal & Corporate Banking of UBS Group AG and President UBS Switzerland as well as President of the Executive Board of UBS Switzerland AG from September 2016 to December 2017. He became a member of the GEB in September 2016. Before joining UBS, he worked for 15 years for Commerzbank AG, from 2008 to April 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions; from 2004 to 2008, he was Head of Corporate Banking and from 2006 onward also responsible for IT & Operations. From 2001 to 2004, he was Head of Private Clients. Before joining Commerzbank, from 2000 to 2001 he was Chief Executive Officer of Advance Bank, a subsidiary of Dresdner Bank AG. From 1997 to 2000, he acted as Dresdner Bank’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