Christian Leitz

Managing Director

Head Corporate Responsibility


Education: Oxford University, D.Phil., Modern History; University of the West of England, BA (Hons) Humanities

Heading corporate responsibility, a function within the bank’s Sustainability & Impact organization, Christian coordinates UBS’s corporate responsibility & sustainability reporting and has particular responsibilities in the area of stakeholder management.

As secretary to the UBS corporate culture and responsibility committee (CCRC), one of the five board of directors committees of UBS Group AG, Christian assists the committee’s chair in putting together the agenda for the committee and prepares the accompanying documentation. The CCRC supports the firm’s board in fulfilling its duty to safeguard and advance the group’s reputation for responsible corporate conduct and to assess developments in stakeholder expectations and their possible consequences for UBS.

Christian is also head of the UBS long-term archives and the firm’s corporate historian, acting as a center of competence for all questions pertaining to historical issues at the firm.

Christian has worked on a large range of sustainability topics and regularly gives workshops and presentations on sustainability in general and at UBS, and on specific topics and issues.

Prior to joining UBS in 23 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. With his wife, he is currently co-authoring a book on the topic of sleep.