Thomas K. Escher
Skills and experience
Thomas Konrad Escher (born 1949, Swiss Citizen) has extensive experience in the fields of information technology and banking. He joined IBM in 1974 and had managerial responsibility for several international markets. In 1996, Mr. Escher joined Swiss Bank Corporation as a member of the executive board and was CEO for the major market region in Switzerland and for the information technology organization. Following the merger of Swiss Bank Corporation and Union Bank of Switzerland to form UBS AG in 1998, he headed the IT business area of the wealth management and business banking division until mid-2005 as a member of the group managing board. Mr. Escher assumed the function of vice-chairman in the Business Group Global Wealth Management & Swiss Bank of UBS AG in 2005. He has been a member of the Boards of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd and Zurich Insurance Company Ltd since April 2004.
Remuneration Committee (Chairperson)
Other directorships within the Group
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Mr. Escher has been a member of the board of directors of Silent-Power AG of Cham, Switzerland, a company in the alternative energy field, since 2012.
Mr. Escher graduated in electrical engineering and in Business Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
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