Executive bodies

Management Board

Carola Gräfin v. Schmettow

Carola Gräfin v. Schmettow is Chairwoman of the Management Board and responsible for Global Markets and Corporate and Institutional Banking.

Dr. Rudolf Apenbrink

Dr. Rudolf Apenbrink is responsible for Global Private Banking and Asset Management.

Paul Hagen

Paul Hagen is responsible for Finance and Operations.

Fredun Mazaheri

Fredun Mazaheri is responsible for Risk Management.

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Dr. Jan Wilmanns

Dr. Jan Wilmanns is responsible for Markets - Institutional and Corporate Clients.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports members of the Management Board:

Martin Hörstel

Martin Hörstel is responsible for Banking Corporates and International Coverage in the division Corporate and Institutional Banking.

Christian Kolb

Christian Kolb is responsible for Mid-Market Enterprises in the division Corporate and Institutional Banking.


Supervision of executives managing Group subsidiaries is carried out by the relevant Supervisory Board and Advisory Board.

The Supervisory Board takes on all rights and obligations assigned to it by law.

  • Herbert H. Jacobi, Düsseldorf
    Honorary Chairman,
    Former Managing Partner,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA

Members with voting rights

  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Chairman
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Ralf Rochus*, Essen
    Deputy Chairman,
    Bank employee
  • Samir Assaf
    Group Managing Director,
    Chief Executive Officer Global Banking and Markets,
    HSBC Holdings plc, London
  • Sigrid Betzen*, Meerbusch
    Managing Director,
    German Association of Bank Employees
  • Anna Dimitrova***, Düsseldorf
    Managing Director,
    Vodafone GmbH
  • Stefan Fuchs*, Düsseldorf
    Employee of HSBC Transaction Services GmbH
  • Siglinde Klaußner*, Meerbusch
    Employee of HSBC Transaction
    Services GmbH
  • Dominik Kraft**, Sonsbeck
    Bank employee
  • Friedrich Merz
    Attorney, Düsseldorf
  • Jochen Schumacher*, Krefeld
    Bank employee
  • Dr. Eric Strutz, Berg
  • Carsten Thiem*, Düsseldorf
    Bank employee
  • Hans-Jörg Vetter
    Former Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors,
    Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • Daniela Weber-Rey, LL.M.
    Attorney, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Oliver Wendt*, Köln
    Bank employee

* elected by the employees

** as per appointment by the local court (Amtsgericht) Düsseldorf as of 12 September 2017 handed over to the court registry and therewith adopted on 13 September 2017

*** as per appointment by the local court (Amtsgericht) Düsseldorf as of 20 December 2017, handed over to the court registry and therewith adopted on the same day

Remuneration Committee ('Personal- und Vergütungskontrollausschuss')

  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Chairman
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Samir Assaf
    Group Managing Director,
    Chief Executive Officer Global Banking and Markets,
    HSBC Holdings plc, London
  • Stefan Fuchs*, Düsseldorf
    Employee of HSBC Transaction Services GmbH
  • Ralf Rochus*, Essen
    Bank employee

Audit Committee

  • Dr. Eric Strutz, Berg
    Chairman
  • Dr. Hans Michael Gaul, Düsseldorf
  • Daniela Weber-Rey, LL.M.
    Attorney, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Oliver Wendt*, Köln
    Bank employee
  • Deputy members:

  • Friedrich Merz
    Attorney, Düsseldorf
  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Carsten Thiem*, Düsseldorf
    Bank employee

Risk Committee

  • Dr. Eric Strutz, Berg
    Chairman
  • Dr. Hans Michael Gaul, Düsseldorf
  • Daniela Weber-Rey, LL.M.
    Attorney, Frankfurt
  • Dr. Oliver Wendt*, Köln
    Bank employee
  • Deputy members:

  • Friedrich Merz
    Attorney, Düsseldorf
  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Carsten Thiem*, Düsseldorf
    Bank employee

Nomination Committee

  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Chairman,
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Samir Assaf
    Group Managing Director,
    Chief Executive Officer Global Banking and Markets,
    HSBC Holdings plc, London

Mediation Committee

  • Andreas Schmitz, Düsseldorf
    Chairman
    Former Chairman of the Management Board,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
  • Dominik Kraft**, Sonsbeck
    Bank employee

* elected by the employees

** as per appointment by the local court (Amtsgericht) Düsseldorf as of 12th September 2017 handed over to the court registry and therewith adopted on 13th September 2017


The Management Board and Supervisory Board are supported in an advisory capacity by the Advisory Board:


  • Friedrich Merz
    Chairman,
    Lawyer
  • Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
    Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and of the Shareholders' Committee,
    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Dr. Olaf Berlien
    Chairman of the Managing Board,
    OSRAM Licht AG
  • Dr. Guido Colsman
    Managing Partner,
    Pfeifer & Langen Industrie-und Handels KG
  • Heinrich Deichmann
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
    Deichmann SE
  • Dr. Thomas Enders
    Chief Executive Officer,
    AIRBUS
  • Harald Epple
    Member of the Management Board,
    Gothaer Versicherungsbank VVaG
  • Heinrich Johann Essing
    Managing Director,
    HEC Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
  • Dr. Joachim Faber
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
    Deutsche Börse AG
  • Eckhard Forst
    Chairman of the Managing Board,
    NRW.Bank
  • Bernd Franken
    Managing Director,
    Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung,
    Einrichtung der Ärztekammer Nordrhein
  • Robert Friedmann
    Chairman of the Central Managing Board,
    Würth Group
  • Dipl.-Kfm. Bruno Gantenbrink
    Managing Partner,
    BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG
  • Dr. Hans Michael Gaul
  • Stephan Gemkow
    Chairman of the Management Board,
    Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH
  • Wolfgang Haupt
    Former Managing Partner,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA
  • Dr. Marc Heußinger
    Chairman of the board of administration,
    ALDI-North Group
  • Bernd Hirsch
    Chief Financial Officer,
    Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
  • Axel-Rainer Hoffmann
    Member of the Management Board,
    VOLKSWOHL BUND Versicherungen
  • Dr. Olaf Huth
    Former Managing Partner,
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA
  • Hartmut Jenner
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Chairman of the Management Board,
    Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
    E.ON SE
  • Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Knocke
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
    NÜRNBERGER Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft
  • Professor Dr. Renate Köcher
    Executive Director,
    Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach
  • Franz-Josef Kortüm
  • Professor Dr. Ulrich Lehner
    Member of the Shareholders' Committee,
    Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
  • Ulrich Leitermann
    Chairman of the Management Board,
    SIGNAL IDUNA Gruppe
  • Thomas Löhning
    Managing Director,
    Versorgungswerk der Architektenkammer NRW
  • Professor Dr. Jörg-Andreas Lohr
    Managing Shareholding Partner,
    Lohr + Company GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

  • Udo van Meeteren
  • Ludwig Merckle
    Managing Director,
    Merckle Group
  • Dr. Markus Michalke
    Managing Director,
    MIC Capital / Alveus Beteiligungen
  • Hildegard Müller
    Chief Operating Officer Grid & Infrastructure,
    innogy SE
  • Karsten Müller-Uthoff
    former Managing Director,
    Ärzteversorgung Niedersachsen
  • Marcus Nagel
  • Dr. Axel Nawrath
    Chief Executive Officer of the
    L-Bank
  • Werner Nicoll
    Member of the Management Board,
    ARAG SE
  • Dr. Sieghardt Rometsch
    Former Spokesman of the Managing Partner
    HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA
  • Petra Schadeberg-Herrmann
    Shareholding Partner of Krombacher Brauerei
    Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH & Co. KG
  • Peer Schatz
    CEO,
    Qiagen GmbH
  • Dr. Botho von Schwarzkopf
    Shareholder of
    Pfeifer & Langen Industrie- und Handels-KG
  • Professor Dr. Klaus Schweinsberg
    Center for Strategy and Higher Leadership
  • Stephan Seifert
    Chairman of the Executive Board,
    Körber AG
  • Professor Dennis J. Snower, Ph. D.
    President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Helmut Späth
    Former Deputy Chairman of the Management Board,
    Versicherungskammer Bayern
  • Peter Vinnemeier
    Co-Founder,
    trivago N.V.
  • Professor Dr.-Ing. Dieter H. Vogel
    Chairman,
    Lindsay Goldberg Vogel GmbH
  • Werner Wenning
    Chairman of the Supervisory Board,
    Bayer AG
  • Ute Wolf
    Chief Financial Officer,
    Evonik Industries AG