Speakers 2013

Christian Leitz

Speaker Schedule

Education: Oxford University, D.Phil., Modern History; University of the West of England, BA (Hons) Humanities
As Secretary to the UBS Corporate Responsibility Committee (CRC), one of the five Board of Directors committees, Christian assists the Committee’s Chair in putting together the agenda for the Committee and prepares the accompanying documentation. The CRC supports the firm’s Board in fulfilling its duty to safeguard and advance the Groups reputation for responsible corporate conduct and to assess developments in stakeholder expectations and their possible consequences for UBS.
Christian coordinates UBS’s corporate responsibility reporting and has particular responsibilities in the area of NGO (non-governmental organization) communications and analysis. He is also head of the UBS Historical Archives and the firm’s corporate historian, acting as a centre of competence, internally and externally, for all questions pertaining to historical issues at the firm.
Christian has worked on a large range of topics, including human rights, climate change, water, mental health, and environmental and social developments in emerging market countries. He regularly gives workshops and presentations, both internally and externally, on corporate responsibility in general, at UBS and on particular topics and issues.
Prior to joining UBS in 2003 Christian taught history at universities in the UK and New Zealand. He has written and edited six books and a very substantial number of articles and essays.