- Chairman of the Board of Directors
- UBS Group AG
Axel A. Weber has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of UBS since 2012. He is Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, a Board member of the Swiss Bankers Association and a member of the Group of Thirty as well as the Trilateral Commission, among others.
Mr. Weber was President of the German Bundesbank between 2004 and 2011, during which time he also served as a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements, as German Governor of the International Monetary Fund and as a member of the G7 and G20 Ministers and Governors. He was a member of the steering committees of the European Systemic Risk Board in 2011 and the Financial Stability Board from 2010 to 2011.
Mr. Weber's academic career includes professorships at the Universities of Cologne, Frankfurt / Main, Bonn and Chicago. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Siegen, where he also received his habilitation. He graduated with a master’s degree in economics at the University of Konstanz and holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Konstanz.