August Benz

CEO ad interim - Swiss Bankers Association

August Benz is the CEO ad interim of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) since March 2023.

He has been Head of Private Banking and Asset Management at the SBA since 2017. He is responsible for
all matters relating to Private Banking, Asset Management, Europe, digitalization and sustainable finance.
Since 2022, he is also President of the Swiss Financial Sector Cyber Security Centre (FSCSC).

He started his time at UBS in 1999 and held various management positions. He was Head of UBS Asset
Management’s global strategy department. He was responsible for leading and restructuring Europe’s
largest fund platform and for leading the B2B distribution in Switzerland. He built up UBS Asset Manage-
ment’s global distribution management function and was Head Client Servicing, with global responsibility
for establishing and implementing client servicing standards.
He has a proven track record in the finance industry and is well acquainted with the various aspects of financial market regulation. He has a Ph.D. in political science from St. Gallen University and a Master of Science from Edinburgh University.