Chi-Won Yoon

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Chi-Won Yoon
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CEO and Chairman at UBS AG Asia Pacific
Personal details
Born (1959-06-02) 2 June 1959 (age 55)
South Korea
Nationality South Korea
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan

Chi-Won Yoon (born 2 June 1959) is a South Korean chief executive in the finance industry. He holds the position of CEO and Chairman at UBS AG Asia Pacific, and is based in Hong Kong.[1] He is also on the board of UBS Securities Co. Ltd. and a member of the Asian Executive Board of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Education[edit]

Mr. Yoon was born in South Korea. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,earning his bachelor's degree in 1982.[2]

Subsequently, he acquired a master's degree in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management in 1986,[2] and worked as an electrical engineer in satellite communications.[2]

Mr. Yoon did some research as well at NASA on satellite communications.[3]

Career[edit]

Mr. Yoon's career in financial services began in 1986.[4] He worked for Merrill Lynch in New York,[4] Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong,[5] and then joined UBS in 1997 as head of Equity Derivatives.[5]

He began to oversee Asian Equities in 2004.[1]

In March 2008 he was appointed as Country Head for UBS Hong Kong,[3] and subsequently, starting in February 2009, he has lead Asia Pacific Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities.[6]

In June 2009 he was appointed CEO and Chairman of UBS AG, Asia Pacific, succeeding Rory Tapner[1] and served as sole CEO and Chairman until November 2010.[6] Since June 2009, Mr Yoon has been a member of UBS Group Executive Board.[6]

From November 2010 to March 2012, Mr. Yoon held the position of co-CEO and co-Chairman of UBS Group Asia Pacific,[6] prior to his appointment as CEO of UBS Group Asia Pacific in April 2012.[5]

His role is to lead UBS' Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Asset Management in the APAC region.[6]

Other mandates[edit]

Alongside with the membership on the board of UBS Securities Co. Ltd, Mr. Yoon holds the position of a Chairman of the Asian Executive Board for the MIT Sloan School of Management[6] and is member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "UBS names new Asia Pacific CEO", Reuters, 25 June 2009, retrieved 20 September 2011 
  2. ^ a b c "UBS Chi-Won Yoon CV". UBS.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Song, Oe-dal (2 March 2008), "홍콩 금융가에 떠오른 한국계 CEO/The Korean CEO rising on Hong Kong's Finance Street", Chosun Ilbo, retrieved 28 November 2008 
  4. ^ a b "Bloomberg Chi-Won Yoon". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Forbes profile". Forbes. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f UBS Group Executive Board, CV Chi-Won Yoon, retrieved 15 July 2014 
  7. ^ "MIT CFP". MIT CFP. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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