Change on the Board of comdirect bank: Martina Palte to succeed current COO Carsten Strauß

Quickborn, 12.06.2012

Quickborn. With effect from 1 July this year, Martina Palte (43) will be a new member of the Board of Directors of comdirect bank AG and successor of Carsten Strauß (45), who resigns as of 30 June 2012.

Carsten Strauß has held various posts at the bank since 1997, most recently that of HR Director and COO. Martin Zielke, Supervisory Board Chairman of comdirect bank said, “Carsten Strauß has been a long-standing and experienced co-navigator at comdirect – he has made a decisive contribution to navigating the bank successfully in both calm and stormy waters. Today, comdirect is the bank of choice for modern investors. I should like to thank Carsten Strauß for his achievements and valuable cooperation.”

New Board member Martina Palte joined the bank in 2000. In addition to other roles, she has worked in customer services and risk management. Martina Palte’s most recent appointment was Head of Internal Audit. As a fully qualified banker and graduate in business economics, she started her professional career in the private customer business of Commerzbank. Martin Zielke explained: “Martina Palte is considered an expert on the company with comprehensive knowledge of private customer business. She has already made an important contribution to the bank in recent years. I am confident that she will dynamically drive forward comdirect in her new role.” Martina Palte will be responsible for services, process management, organisation, building finance and investment advice.
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