Alumni event in Zurich
Kirt Gardner became a member of the GEB and was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of UBS Group AG and UBS AG in January 2016. He was CFO Wealth Management from 2013 to 2015. Prior to this, he held a number of leadership positions at Citigroup, including CFO and Head of Strategy within Global Transaction Services from 2010 to 2013, Head of Strategy, Planning and Risk Strategy for the Corporate and Institutional Division from 2006 to 2010 and Head of Global Strategy and Cost Management for the Consumer Bank from 2004 to 2006. Prior to this, he held the position of Global Head of Financial Services Strategy for BearingPoint, for which he worked in Asia and New York for four years. From 1994 to 2000, he was Managing Director with Barents Group, working in the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College, a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from Wharton School.
- Christian Eufinger is an Assistant Professor at IESE's Financial Management Department. He earned his doctoral degree and M.Sc. in Finance at Goethe University Frankfurt and holds a diploma in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt. <BR> <BR>Prof. Eufinger's research interests include financial intermediation, corporate finance, corporate governance, and applied microeconomics. In particular, he is interested in the microeconomic foundations of interbank markets, the interaction of banks' capital structure and investment choices, the corporate governance of banks, banking regulation, and the channels through which financial intermediaries exert an influence on the real economy. <BR>