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UBS group chief exec worked his way up after vocational training

After finishing school at 15, Mr Sergio Ermotti started out in the mail room of a bank in his hometown before moving to the trading floor.
After finishing school at 15, Mr Sergio Ermotti started out in the mail room of a bank in his hometown before moving to the trading floor.PHOTO: UBS

Fifty-eight-year-old Mr Sergio Ermotti, group chief executive of Switzerland's prestigious bank UBS, rose through the ranks in his industry after vocational training.

Finishing school at age 15, he worked in a bank in his Swiss hometown, moving from the mail room to the trading floor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'UBS group chief exec worked his way up after vocational training'. Print Edition | Subscribe