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.


Yoon was born in South Korea. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,earning his bachellor's degree in 1982. He then went on to do an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management getting his degree in 1986 and worked as an electrical engineer in satellite communications. Yoon did some research as well at NASA on satellite communications.[2]

Yoon's career in financial services began in 1986. He worked for Merrill Lynch in New York, Lehman Brothers in New York and Hong Kong, and then joined UBS in 1997 as head of Equity Derivatives . He began to oversee Asian Equities in 2004.[1] In March 2008 he was named Country Head for UBS Hong Kong.[2] He was brought in to lead Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities in February 2009. 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. He was made a member of the UBS Group Executive Board at that time. From November 2010 to March 2012, Yoon held the position of co-CEO and co-Chairman of UBS Group Asia Pacific. His role is to lead UBS' Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Asset Management in the APAC region.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "UBS names new Asia Pacific CEO", Reuters, 25 June 2009, retrieved 20 September 2011 
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ UBS Group Executive Board, CV Chi-Won Yoon, retrieved 15 July 2014 

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