Former Group Managing Director, Head of Change Leadership at UBS Wealth Management Americas
Anita M. Sands joined Symantec’s board of directors in October 2013. She previously served as Group Managing Director, Head of Change Leadership and a member of the Wealth Management Americas Executive Committee of UBS Financial Services. Sands joined UBS in October 2009 as a Transformation Consultant before becoming Chief Operating Officer, then Head of Change Leadership. At UBS she developed and executed the organization’s transformation strategy through the introduction of innovative processes and industry leading technology platforms.
Sands previously served as managing director, head of Transformational Management at Citigroup; senior vice president and head of Innovation and Process Design at the Royal Bank of Canada; and director of CIBC Treasury and World Markets at CIBC.
Sands has received many awards in recognition for her leadership, contribution to public service and efforts to empower women, including 2012 Women of Concern by Concern Worldwide and 2011 Most Influential Women by Irish Voice.
She holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honors, in Physics and Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in atomic and molecular physics from Queen's University of Belfast, and she was a Fulbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she graduated with a master’s degree in public policy and management with highest distinction.Download images