Kathleen Lynch

COO for UBS Americas and Wealth Management Americas


During Kathleen Lynch's 25 years in financial services, she has moved from the trading floor to the C-suite, thriving in roles where managing broad work portfolios and a relentless attention to detail are prerequisites. As Chief Operating Officer for UBS Wealth Management Americas and the Americas region, Kathleen is responsible for the firm's operating risk management framework. Wearing her regional hat, she supports the execution of UBS's strategy in the Americas, home to more than 20,000 employees. Kathleen joined UBS in 2012 after two decades at Merrill Lynch, where she began as analyst and rose to become COO of the firm's global research arm. Early in her career, Kathleen earned her MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business at night, setting the pace for a challenging schedule in the years ahead.