Corporate Communications vom 29.05.2009
DAB bank Management Board to have dual leadership
Markus Gunter and Dr. Markus Walch to take on the responsibilities of leaving Management Board member Alexander von Uslar
Munich, May 29, 2009
DAB bank will be run by two people in the future. Following the departure of Alexander von Uslar, who will be taking over as CFO of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG on October 1, the size of the Management Board team at the direct bank is being reduced to two people. The Supervisory Board of DAB bank has decided to transfer von Uslar's areas of responsibility to Markus Gunter and Dr. Markus Walch with effect from July 1.
In the future, Markus Gunter will also be responsible for the Human Resources, Communications & Corporate Affairs division in addition to his present responsibilities for business customers (B2B), individual investors (B2C), Marketing, Products & Services, and FondsServiceBank Partner. Dr. Markus Walch is retaining his responsibility for the IT, Operations, and FondsServiceBank Customer divisions and the Projects, Processes & Quality department. In addition, he is to take over the Finance & Controlling division from Alexander von Uslar together with the Credit, Internal Audit, and Legal & Compliance departments. Dr. Markus Walch and Markus Gunter have been members of DAB bank's Management Board since July 2007 and July 2008, respectively.
"Markus Gunter and Dr. Markus Walch are very experienced managers, who have played a major part in keeping DAB bank robust and strong, even in difficult market conditions. By concentrating on its core lines of business involving individual investors and business customers, DAB bank is well set up for the future with this management team," comments Dr. Theodor Weimer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DAB bank AG.
Changes on the supervisory boards of the direktanlage.at AG and SRQ FinanzPartner AG subsidiaries are also planned to take effect on July 31. Alessandro Foti, Head of Business Line Asset Gathering at UniCredit Group and CEO of FinecoBank S.p.A., Milan, is scheduled to take over from Alexander von Uslar as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of direktanlage.at, while Dr. Walch is similarly slated to join the Supervisory Board of DAB bank's Austrian subsidiary and also become Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SRQ FinanzPartner AG, a position previously held by Alexander von Uslar.
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