Mr. Ralph A. Hamers is a Group Chief Executive Officer at UBS Asset Management Switzerland AG, a Member-Group Executive Board at UBS Group AG, a Director-Young People Agenda at United Nations Children's Fund, and a Member-Management Board at Dutch Banking Association at NN Insurance Eurasia NV.
He is on the Board of Directors at The Institute of International Finance, Inc. and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
He became a member of the Group Executive Board of UBS Group AG in September 2020.
He is the designated Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO) of UBS Group AG and President of the Executive Board of UBS AG, effective 1 November 2020.
Before joining UBS, Mr. Hamers served as CEO and Chairman Executive Board of ING Group from 2013 to June 2020. Within his 29-year career at ING, he held a number of leadership positions, such as CEO of ING Belgium and Luxembourg from 2011 to 2013, Head of Network Management for Retail Banking Direct & International from 2010 to 2011, and Global Head of the Commercial Banking network from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Hamers was CEO of ING Bank Netherlands from 2005 to 2007 and was General Manager of ING Bank branch network from 2002 to 2005, as well as General Manager of ING Romania from 1999 to 2002.
Mr. Hamers holds a master’s degree in business econometrics and operations research from Tilburg University, The Netherlands.