Peter Stephens

Head of Blockchain and UK Innovation  – UBS AG

Pete leads UBS’ exploration and development of Distributed Ledger Technology solutions, based out of the UBS FinTech Innovation Lab at Level39 in London’s Canary Wharf. He also has a focus on the use of emerging technology to provide legal, regulatory and compliance solutions.

Since 2003, Pete has worked at UBS in a variety of technology roles in Europe and Asia. He spent the last nine years based in Hong Kong, where most recently he represented the UBS Group CTO in Asia Pacific with an additional focus on the UBS global strategic regulatory change portfolio. Pete’s earlier career with had a deep focus on UBS Investment Banking Operations technology, prior to which Pete worked as a technology consultant for IBM and PwC, based out of London. 

He holds a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds. In his spare time, Pete enjoys coaching his son’s rugby team and trail running off the beaten track from the hills of Hong Kong, across the deserts of Mongolia to the rolling downs of England.