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RALPH HAMERS

Ralph Hamers has been Group CEO of UBS Group AG and President of the Executive Board of UBS AG since November 2020. Before joining UBS, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board ING Group. During his time as CEO of ING, he steered the bank to profitability after the financial crisis and supported the firm’s digital transformation. He also played a leading role in driving sustainability efforts in the financial industry, and firmly continues to do so.

Professional experience

  • 2020 – date        Group CEO of UBS Group AG and President of the Executive Board of UBS AG
  • 2013 – 2020       CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, ING Supervisory Board member of NN Group (2014 – 2015); Management Board Banking and Management Board NN Group (2013 – 2014)
  • 2011 – 2013       CEO of ING Belgium and Luxembourg, ING
  • 2010 – 2011       Head of Network Management for Retail Banking Direct & International, ING
  • 2007 – 2010       Global Head of the Commercial Banking network, ING
  • 2005 – 2007       CEO of ING Bank Netherlands, ING
  • 2002 – 2005       General Manager of the ING Bank branch network, ING
  • 1999 – 2002       General Manager of ING Romania, ING

Education

  • Master’s degree, business econometrics and operations research, Tilburg University

Other activities and functions

  • Member of the Board of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Institut International d’Etudes Bancaires
  • Member of the IMD Foundation Board
  • Member of the McKinsey Advisory Council
  • Member of the World Economic Forum International Business Council
  • Governor of the World Economic Forum (Financial Services)
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