Gabriela Maria Payer


Gabriela Maria Payer is a member of the Board of Helvetia Group, VP Bank and President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss regional health organization Oberengadin. She is also the founder of the consulting boutique PAYERPARTNER. Previously, she held global and strategic leadership roles at UBS, including Founder of UBS e-banking and Global Head of Human Resources, ranked as Group Managing Board Member. Gabriela also engaged in business development for the Swiss Finance Institute, American Express and IBM. Gabriela holds a PhD from the University of Zurich and a Master in Languages and Business Economics.

Professional History

2018 - present

Stiftung Gesundheitsversorgung Oberengadin

  • President of the Board of Directors

2016 - present

VP Bank AG

  • Member of the Board of Directors

2014 - present

Helvetia Group AG

  • Member of the Board of Directors

2012 - present


  • Creative Business Development, Consulting and Lecturing, St. Moritz

2012 - 2017

Swiss Finance Institute

  • Head of Education and Member of the Management Board, Zurich

1993 - 2012


  • Member of different executive and management boards and mandates as board member 
  • Founder and Global Head UBS Business University, Zurich
  • Global Head of Human Resources Wealth Management & Business Banking, Zurich
  • Founder and Head of UBS e-banking and e-solutions, Zurich
  • Head of Marketing and Distribution Channels, Zurich

1990 - 1998

American Express

  • Marketing Manager, Zurich / London / Frankfurt

1988 - 1990

Scheller Informatik Gruppe

  • Head of Communication, Brugg

1984 - 1989

IBM Schweiz

  • Working student, Zurich



University of Zurich, PhD (Dr.)


University of Zurich and University of Paris-Sorbonne, Master in Languages and Business Economics