Robert Wolf

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Promise Award Recipient

Robert Wolf is Chairman of UBS Americas and President of UBS Investment Bank. He joined UBS in 1994 after spending approximately 10 years at Salomon Brothers working in the Fixed Income Division. While at UBS, Robert has held several senior positions including Group Regional CEO, COO of UBS Investment Bank, Global Head of Fixed Income and Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Community Affairs Committee. He is responsible for accelerating the development of UBS’s client base and further coordinating UBS’s Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Asset Management businesses in the U.S.

In his many roles at UBS, Robert has been an ardent supporter of the firm’s engagement in the community. Additionally, he has championed diversity initiatives and challenged all UBS employees to be better citizens.

In addition to his roles at UBS, in February of this year Robert was appointed a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness which focuses on providing the President advice on ways to strengthen the nation’s economy. Prior to his Council service, Robert was a member of the President’s 15-member team Economic Recovery Advisory Board chaired by former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker.

Robert also dedicates his time to several important causes. He is on the Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School and on the Athletics Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania where he played football for four years. Robert sits on the Board of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, where he is active in its Compass Program promoting socially responsible investing, and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, where he was honored with Lance Armstrong for his work on cancer awareness.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. From 2007-2010, he served on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Roundtable. In 2011, Robert became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Robert also serves on the boards of a number of other nonprofit institutions including the Partnership for NYC and The Children’s Aid Society, where he has served for a decade and is thrilled to be honored by CAS this evening.

Robert graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 1984. Robert cares deeply about mentoring and developing skills among children—coaching local community sports teams for 12 years. He resides in Purchase, New York, with his wife, Carol, and two sons, Luke and James.