Michel M. Lies, Chairman of the Board, commented: "I am delighted that Sabine Keller-Busse has accepted our nomination. Her extensive experience in the fields of people management, operations and digitalization complements our Board in an ideal way."
Ms. Keller-Busse holds both a PhD and a master's degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen. Currently, she is a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS Group and holds the roles of President UBS Switzerland and Group Chief Operating Officer.
Among other positions, she is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX Group and a member of the Foundation Board of the UBS Pension Fund.
Within UBS, she held several leading positions, such as President UBS Europe, Middle East and Africa and Group Head Human Resources. Before she joined UBS in 2010, she led Credit Suisse's private customer business for the Zurich region. From 1995 to 2008, she worked for McKinsey & Company, where she was a Partner from 2002, and advised financial services companies across Europe.
The shareholders will participate online to the Annual the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2021 due to the current COVID-19 situation, and will exercise their voting-rights via the Independent Voting Rights Representative.
The invitation to the meeting along with the Annual Report 2020 will be published on www.zurich.com on March 12, 2021.