UBS today announced the appointment of Anthony Iliya (56) as CEO for Middle East and North Africa. Iliya, who will start August 1, will be based in Dubai and report to Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, Group Chairman and CEO EMEA and Co-CEO of UBS Investment Bank.
Iliya has 30 years experience in the financial industry across Investment Banking, Asset management and Wealth Management. He was most recently with Credit Suisse in Hong Kong as Executive Vice-Chairman and Head of Asset Management APAC. Previously he held the position of Head of Fixed Income and Co Head of Investment Banking Coverage for Non-Japan Asia and Australia. Before that heÂ held different senior positions inÂ Global Markets inÂ New York, London and Bahrain, with General Re Financial Products, Credit Suisse and Bankers Trust.
Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, Group Chairman and CEO EMEA and Co-CEO of UBS Investment Bank said; â€œThe Middle East and North Africa region is a key, strategic growth market for UBS and I am very pleased Tony will be joining our excellent team in the region. His wealth of expertise and his background will position us well to further deliver the full strengths and capabilities of the firm and maximise our growth and profitability in this important region.â€