Mara is a senior manager at UBS Wealth Management and is passionate about driving innovation and delivering an outstanding client experience across all aspects of wealth, including business, investments, family and legacy. She is especially committed to changing the face of the financial industry to better serve women. She leads UBS’s global women’s initiative UBS Unique and heads the company’s ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) businesses across Germany, Austria and Italy. Mara has 17 years’ experience in the financial industry and joined UBS in 2000. She is quadrilingual and has held various positions in wealth management, spanning risk transformation and capital management, strategy and organisational design, human resources, business development, sales management, client development and holistic advisory of UHNW clients.
Mara holds a PhD with highest honours in political economy from the University of Fribourg and a degree in economic policy and econometrics. She is board member of the UBS Optimus Foundation in Germany, which strives to help educate, protect and improve the health of the world’s most vulnerable children, and is an advocate for multilingualism and integration.