Sharyar Aziz

Profession and title: 
Managing Director at UBS Americas
Brief biography: 

For over forty years Shary has worked as an Investment Banker covering a wide variety of industries and transactions. In late 2016 he moved to be a Senior Partner within UBS Americas.  Prior to joining UBS he was Executive Vice President at Smith Barney, where he was responsible for the firm’s Investment Banking Group.  He has held executive positions at The First Boston Corporation, Dillon Read, and Guinness Peat plc.  He currently serves on a number of  civic boards of directors. His past corporate directorships include Northwest Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Cellular Information Systems.   Shary has served on the Yale World Fellows Program regional selection committee for the Middle East and Central Asia.  He and his wife, Laura Rose Aziz ‘79, support the Undergraduate Admissions Office outreach program for South Asian students.  On behalf of the Admissions Office, he has traveled to India and Pakistan and has provided support for financial aid for international students.  He is Chairman of Skillman Associates, the Yale Squash Alumni Association and is a fellow of Morse College.  He is Co-Secretary of his Yale College class and was Reunion Gift Chairman for his 25th, 30th,  35th and 40th reunions. He is a member of the President’s  Council on International Affairs.  Shary earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and serves as a member of the HBS Global Advisory Board.   His twins Sharyar, Jr. and Alia are graduates of the Yale College Class of 2010.  His son Pasha is a member of the Class of 2008. Alia was a Silver Scholar at the Yale School of Management and graduated in 2014.