Wall Street 50 - 2012

Anita M. Sands

Anita Sands/UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Anita M. Sands is group managing director and head of Change Leadership at UBS Wealth Management Americas, and is responsible for technology and operations 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. 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. She is also a graduate of the London School of Music, and a former all-Ireland public speaking champion. She was born in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

In June, Anita traveled to Haiti with Concern Worldwide, the Irish relief organization, and received the 2012 Women of Concern Award.