UBS has said Credit Suisse chief executive Ulrich Körner will join its executive board as part of a shake-up ahead of the Swiss bank completing the takeover of its domestic rival.
In a series of appointments announced on Tuesday, UBS also said Todd Tuckner, currently finance chief of its wealth management division, would succeed Sarah Youngwood as chief financial officer.
All existing Credit Suisse executive board members who are also division heads will report to Körner and their respective UBS executive board members, UBS said.
The new appointments will come into effect when the transaction closes, which is expected in a matter of weeks.
The revamp comes as UBS is preparing for a costly integration of Credit Suisse, a deal that combines two systemically important financial institutions in one of the most significant banking deals since the 2007-08 financial crisis.
Körner, who was drafted in as CEO of Credit Suisse last year to help revive the bank’s fortunes, has previously worked at UBS. Körner will be “responsible for ensuring Credit Suisse’s operational continuity and client focus”, UBS said.
UBS chief Sergio Ermotti said on Tuesday the combined group would “solidify and represent the Swiss model for finance around the world, one that is capital-light, less reliant on taking risk and anchored by stability and high-touch service”.