Bob Foresman
Bob Foresman

Bob joined UBS as Vice Chairman, Investment Bank in October 2016. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining UBS, Bob was Barclays Group Country Head for Russia, representing and coordinating the activities of Barclays Group in the country, including investment banking and wealth management.

Bob joined Barclays in 2009 from Renaissance Capital, where he was deputy chairman. He was previously with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was chairman of the management committee for Russia and the CIS from 2001-2006. Prior to Dresdner, he was head of investment banking for Russia and the CIS at ING Barings. Bob ran the Ukrainian Privatization Advisory office of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) from 1993 to 1995 in Kiev and worked on private equity and project finance transactions as an investment officer in IFC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters from 1995 to 1997.

He is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (1993), where his thesis was on “The Politics of Voucher Privatization in Russia,” as well as Bucknell University (Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1990; dual major in International Relations and Russian Studies) and holds a certificate from the Moscow Energy Institute (1989). He is an independent non-executive director of TMK Group, one of the world’s largest producers of steel pipes for the oil & gas industry; a member of the Board of Counselors of the EastWest Institute; a trustee of the Russian American Institute; a member of the advisory board of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies; and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bob and his wife, Luda, have 5 children and currently reside in Rye, NY.