The general meeting of shareholders is the supreme corporate body of UBS. All shareholders registered with voting rights are invited to general meetings of shareholders.
Chairman and Board of Directors
The Board of Directors (BoD) has ultimate responsibility for the success of the Group and for delivering sustainable shareholder value within a framework of prudent and effective controls. It decides on the Group’s strategy and the necessary financial and human resources upon recommendation of the Group CEO and sets the Group’s values and standards to ensure that its obligations to shareholders and other stakeholders are met. The Chairman of the Board presides over all general meetings of shareholders and works with the committee chairpersons to coordinate the work of all BoD committees. The committees shown in the graphic assist the BoD in the performance of its responsibilities. These committees and their charters are described in the Organization Regulations, available at ubs.com/governance.
Checks and balances – Board of Directors and Group Executive Board
We operate under a strict dual board structure, as mandated by Swiss banking law. The separation of responsibilities between the BoD and the Group Executive Board (GEB) is clearly defined in the Organization Regulations. The functions of Chairman of the BoD and Group CEO are assigned to two different people, ensuring a separation of power. The BoD delegates the management of the business to the GEB.
Group CEO and Group Executive Board
Under the leadership of the Group CEO, the GEB has executive management responsibility for the steering of the Group and its business. It assumes overall responsibility for developing and implementing the Group, business division and function strategies, as approved by the BoD.