Robert J. McCann

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American (US) and Irish, born 15 March 1958

Functions at UBS Group AG

Chairman UBS Americas

Year of initial appointment to UBS Group AG: 2014

Professional history and education

Robert J. McCann was appointed Chairman UBS Americas in January 2016. He previously served as President Wealth Management Americas of UBS AG (formerly CEO of Wealth Management Americas), and became a member of the GEB in October 2009. He held the same position for UBS Group AG since November 2014. In addition, he was President Americas since December 2011 (formerly CEO of UBS Group Americas). From 2003 to 2009, he worked for Merrill Lynch as Vice Chairman and President of the Global Wealth Management Group. In 2003, he served as Vice Chairman of Distribution and Marketing for AXA Financial. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1982, working in various positions in capital markets and research. From 2001 to 2003, he was Head of Global Securities Research and Economics. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Global Markets and Investment Banking. From 1998 to 2000, he was Global Head of Global Institutional Debt and Equity Sales. Mr. McCann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bethany College, West Virginia, and holds an MBA from Texas Christian University.

Other activities and functions

  • Board member of UBS Optimus Foundation
  • Member of The Clearing House Supervisory Board
  • Vice Chairman of the Bethany College Board of Trustees
  • Member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
  • Board member of the American Ireland Fund
  • Board member of the Partnership for New York City
  • Board member of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Advisory Board member for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative