Anita M. Sands is group managing director and COO of UBS Wealth Management Americas, and is responsible for technology, operations and corporate shared services, along with designing and executing the organization’s transformational strategy.
Previously, she was managing director, head of Transformational Management for Global Operations and Technology at Citigroup. Before moving to the U.S., Anita was at the Royal Bank of Canada, where in 2007, she was appointed as the youngest ever senior vice president in the history of the company.
Anita was recently named one of “The TEN to Watch” by Registered Rep for 2012. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in atomic and molecular physics and a first class honors degree in physics and applied mathematics from Queen’s University of Belfast. She attended Carnegie Mellon University where, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated with a master’s in public policy and management. Anita has been involved in numerous non-profit boards and is a graduate of the London School of Music, and a former all-Ireland public speaking champion.