Blog: Dave LeggettMarchionne’s other job

Dave Leggett | 9 April 2008

Fiat supreme Sergio Marchionne is a pretty busy chap with his day job. But he is also on the board of UBS and I’m told he is emerging as a pivotal figure in the battle over the Swiss bank’s future. Marchionne has apparently become the talisman for investors demanding sweeping reforms, including a potential spin-off of the company's investment-banking arm.

As an independent board member he’s not seen as a UBS ‘insider’ naturally resistant to reforms or changes to strategy. With his Fiat track record, Marchionne clearly poses a force to be reckoned with wherever he goes.


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