UBS appoints Ralph Hamers as Group Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of UBS Group AG announced it has named Ralph Hamers as its new Group Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board of UBS AG, effective 1 November 2020. Hamers currently serves as CEO of ING Group.
UBS Group AG Board Chairman Axel A. Weber said, "Ralph is the right CEO to lead our business into its next chapter. A seasoned and well-respected banker with proven expertise in digital transformation, Ralph has an impressive track record leading ING Group for more than six years.
Hamers joined ING Group in 1991. During his successful career, he progressed through a series of roles across business segments and geographies before becoming CEO in 2013. Under his leadership, ING Group has implemented a fundamental shift in its operating model and is now considered one of the best examples of digital innovation in the banking sector.
Hamers holds a Master of Science in Business Econometrics and Operations Research from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and is Chairman of the European Banking Group, the leading European banking association.
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