Executive Board

August Benz

August Benz (1969), Ph.D. HSG, Head Private Banking and Asset Management, Deputy CEO of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA), entrusted with the management of the office on an interim basis 

Since July 2017, August Benz is Head of Private Banking and Asset Management at the SBA and, since March 2023, he is entrusted with the management of the office on an interim basis. He is responsible for all matters relating to Private Banking, Asset Management, Europe, digitalisation and sustainable finance. Since April 2022, he is also President of the Swiss Financial Sector Cyber Security Centre (FS-CSC). 

He started his time at UBS in 1999 and held various management positions. He was head of UBS Asset Management’s global strategy department. He was responsible for leading and restructuring Europe’s largest fund platform and for leading the B2B distribution in Switzerland. He built up UBS Asset Management’s global distribution management function and was Head Client Servicing, with global responsibility for establishing and implementing client servicing standards. 

He has a proven track record in the finance industry and is well acquainted with the various aspects of financial market regulation. He has a Ph.D. in political science from St. Gallen University and a Master of Science from Edinburgh University

Oliver Buschan

Oliver Buschan (1972), MA, Head of Retail Banking & Capital Markets, Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)

Oliver Buschan is an economist with many years of experience at various banks and in financial market supervision. He has comprehensive knowledge of both the banking business and financial market regulation. He began his career at Credit Suisse, where he held various roles in IT, controlling and as an investment consultant before joining FINMA in 2000. He spent 11 years at FINMA in various leadership positions, after which he returned to the financial sector in 2011, where he led a number of complex reorganisation, innovation and digitalisation projects. Most recently, Oliver Buschan was the group-wide Head of Corporate Governance at UBS where, among other things, he was responsible for organisational development projects and the UBS Group’s overall policy framework.

Silvan Lipp

Silvan Lipp (born 1982), Dr. phil., Head Communications & Public Affairs, Member of the Executive Board of the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA)

Silvan Lipp has been Head Communications & Public Affairs and a Member of the Executive Board of the SBA since July 2017. In the five years prior to this, he held senior roles at UBS AG in the Public Affairs department, most recently as Deputy Head Governmental Affairs Switzerland. Before joining UBS, Silvan Lipp worked at Economiesuisse and led a number of campaign projects, among others in the Communications department. Silvan Lipp studied history, economics and German literature at the University of Fribourg, and obtained his PhD for his thesis on the history of Swiss economic policy.