Michel Demaré | IMD Business School

Michel Demaré

Belgian / Swiss

Vice-Chairman of the Board, UBS Group AG
Vice-Chairman of IMD Foundation and Supervisory Boards

Vita

Michel Demaré is Vice-Chairman of the Board of UBS Group AG and member of the Supervisory Boards of Louis-Dreyfus Commodities and IMD. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.

He was the Chairman of Syngenta AG from 2013 until the Company was sold to ChemChina in 2017, and was the Chairman of SwissHoldings from 2013 to 2015. Prior to his supervisory career, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB from 2005 to February 2013, serving in addition, between late 2008 and March 2011, as the company’s President of Global Markets. He also served as ABB’s acting Chief Executive Officer during most of 2008. Previously he had been Chief Financial Officer Europe for Baxter International Inc. He joined Baxter in 2002 after 18 years at the Dow Chemical Company, where he held various treasury and division CFO positions in Europe (including Switzerland) and the USA.

Michel Demaré holds a License in Applied Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) and an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in Belgium.

Mr. Demaré is a High Performance Boards program alumnus.