Kathleen B. Lynch has had a distinguished career in the financial services industry spanning more than three decades and including a range of senior executive roles.
Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer for UBS Americas and Wealth Management Americas (WMA). Kathleen was a member of the firm's Combined U.S. Operations Management Committee and the WMA Executive Committee. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Directors of UBS Americas Holding LLC.
As WMA COO, Kathleen was responsible for the oversight of the front to back control environment and supported the execution of the business division's strategy, while also ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness. Critical areas in her portfolio included technology and operations, risk management and UBS's regulatory framework.
In her role as UBS Americas COO, she focused on further integrating all of the firm's businesses and support functions across the region. She also supported the President of UBS Americas in all regulatory activities and oversaw the governance and control framework in the region.
Kathleen joined UBS in June 2012 as an advisor to senior management on a number of key initiatives, including the strengthening of UBS's regulatory and operating framework in the Americas region. Prior to UBS, she was Chief Operating Officer of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, responsible for Publishing & Distribution, Supervisory Analysts, Business Management and various support functions.