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.


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]


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]


  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". 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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