Markus Pfister takes over as Chairman & Thomas Wicki (UBS) becomes new member of the Board

At the end of October the SSPA Committee elected Markus Pfister (Vontobel) as its new Chairman. Markus Pfister takes over as Chairman from Adrian Steinherr (UBS), who has left the bank to pursue new career opportunities.

Markus Pfister has worked in the field of derivatives and structured products in a variety of management positions for over 20 years, the last 15 years at Vontobel. Since the start of this year Markus Pfister has been Head Structured Products at Vontobel.

In order to fill the vacancy as quickly as possible, the SSPA Board elected Thomas Wicki (UBS) as a new Board member by cooptation on 13 December 2019. Thomas Wicki has in-depth knowledge of the structured products sector and has long-standing experience of institutional clients. With his broad range of professional skills and experience, Thomas Wicki ideally complements the expertise of the SSPA Board. He has worked for around 19 years in a variety of management positions at UBS in the field of structured
products. He is currently responsible, as Head Equity Derivatives Sales
Switzerland, for the overall activities of UBS involving structured products in Switzerland with Retail and Institutional Clients. Thomas Wicki was responsible, inter alia, for
introducing Equity Investors, the electronic UBS platform for the design of bespoke structured products. In addition, Thomas Wicki has been involved for over 15 years on the industrial clients side of the business, and will be able to contribute his know-how to the work of the Board.

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