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Silvia Bastante

Head of Philanthropy Advisory, UBS AG


Silvia Bastante de Unverhau is the Head of Philanthropy Advisory at UBS with over fifteen years of experience in related fields. She leads a global team of specialists helping UHNW individuals and families realize their philanthropic aspirations. Her advice encompasses the full spectrum - from developing a philanthropic strategy, to maximizing impact, or areas such as venture philanthropy or impact investing.

Prior to joining UBS, she was an Associate Partner at the global strategy consulting firm Monitor Group, where she worked with some of the leading foundations and non-profits worldwide, as well as private sector companies and governments. She also held management roles at the Organization of American States in Washington DC, the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London and the Office of the President of Peru. Ms. Bastante graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a B.Sc Government and Economics and holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in Cambridge, MA.