UBS on November 9 announced the appointment of Uday Odedra as country head for India, effective January 1 2021. This is in addition to his current role as head group for technology in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.
Odedra succeeds Harald Egger as country head for India. Egger has been nominated as chairman for UBS India, a newly-created role reflecting UBS’ significant presence in the subcontinent. In addition to the new role, Egger remains in his current position as group head for corporate services.
A 20-year-plus veteran with UBS, Odedra was based in London before becoming a founding member of the team that established the UBS Business Solution Centers (BSC) in India in 2015 and since then, he has been based in Pune. He played a central role in developing UBS’ digital and technology presence in India which today is represented by an excess of 3,000 employees. Odedra, who joined UBS in 1997, has held various roles in group technology before being named head of technology in APAC in 2017.
In his new role as chairman of UBS India, Egger, who was named India country head in 2017, will provide strategic oversight and direction for UBS-BSC services in the region. He will relocate to Switzerland to continue in his global role.