Chief Executive Officer Stephan A. Zwahlen (b.1978), Dr. oec. HSG, has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2016. He joined the bank’s Executive Board as Head of Investment Solutions & Services in April 2009. From September 2010 he had the additional role of deputy CEO before being appointed CEO. Until 2009, Stephan Zwahlen worked at UBS Global Wealth Management in the area of international mandate business. From 2005 to 2007 he had an initial stint at Maerki Baumann & Co. AG, where he was responsible for the strategic repositioning of the bank and the founding of a transaction bank. He then managed various strategic projects within the Maerki Baumann Group as Head of Corporate Development. Stephan Zwahlen also began his career at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance, which is attached to the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Stephan Zwahlen studied – and obtained a doctorate in – Business Administration with a specialisation in banking and finance at the University of St. Gallen and the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario. Stephan Zwahlen has supported the interests of the Swiss financial centre for many years as an active board member of the Zurich Banking Association and of the Association of Swiss Asset and Wealth Management Banks (VAV). As Chairman of the Supporters’ Association and member of the Managing Committee of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen, he also remains closely in touch with academic research. He regularly lectures in banking at the University of St. Gallen and the Swiss Finance Institute. Stephan Zwahlen is married and has two daughters. As well as spending time with his family he enjoys travelling, golf, skiing and modern art.