After a classical banking apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank in 1993 and a subsequent specialisation in securities investments, I was a securities advisor for wealthy private clients. This was followed by a move into corporate banking with the task of advising the larger medium-sized companies on securities investments, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging and optimisation.
After 12 years, HSBC brought me in. Here I successfully built up the new interest rate and foreign exchange desk at the Stuttgart location for the corporate client business and made it profitable.
The move to HSBC’s German headquarters in Düsseldorf was inevitable. There, as COO in the Corporate Clients – Global Markets division, I improved the operational interfaces, restructured the adherence to and monitoring of compliance and supervisory requirements as well as parts of the reporting and successfully accompanied the strategic realignment of the division.
At VPV, I was responsible for liquid assets of around €6.5 billion (approx. 90% of investments) between 2014 and 2022. In 2018, I initiated, developed and implemented a management system based on ESG criteria, which is continuously being developed. During this time, I was a co-founder of the cross-divisional VPV sustainability team.
In March 2022, I was appointed to the new position of Sustainability Officer created by the Executive Board in order to coordinate and further develop the topic of sustainability with all its facets, both from a regulatory and organisational perspective.