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comdirect
management board

Arno Walter
CEO

Arno Walter, born in 1967, has been the CEO of comdirect bank AG since March 2015. In addition to Corporate Strategy & Consulting he is responsible for Corporate Communications, Business Development & Innovation Management, Auditing, Treasury & Business Partners, Marketing, User interface, Banking, Brokerage and also the onvista bank front-office division and the onvista media. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the European Bank for Financial Services GmbH (ebase) and of the Board of Trustees at the Numeracy Foundation (Stiftung Rechnen).

After completing his training as a qualified bank clerk and a degree in business administration at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Walter joined Dresdner Bank in the area of private banking. In 2000 he then went to work at the German stock exchange and then Commerzbank in 2002, where he held executive positions in various areas. Walter was previously responsible for its private customer segment in the south-west region of Germany as the Group Executive Manager.

Dietmar von Blücher
CFO

Dietmar von Blücher, born in 1973, has been the Chief Financial Officer of comdirect bank AG since July 2016. Along with Finance, Controlling & Investor Relations, he is also responsible for Risk Management & Compliance, Information Technology and the onvista bank back-office division. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the onvista AG and a member of the Supervisory Board of the onvista media GmbH.

Following his bank training, von Blücher studied business administration. He started working at Dresdner Bank AG in 1996, where he held various positions, the latest of which was as department head of Financial Controlling. In 2009 he took on the role as department head for HGB/IFRS financial statements analysis in Group Accounting at Commerzbank AG. Prior to taking on the position at comdirect he was the Divisional Manager of Group Finance Activities for the Non-Core Assets segment and for the Hypothekenbank Frankfurt.

Matthias Hach
CMO

Matthias Hach, born in 1965, has been the Chief Marketing Officer at comdirect bank AG since the end of January 2018. In addition to Marketing and User Interface, he is responsible for the Banking and Brokerage departments, as well as the onvista bank market division and onvista media GmbH. Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of onvista media GmbH and a member of the Supervisory Board of ebase GmbH (European Bank for Financial Services).

Matthias Hach completed his training as a bank clerk at Berliner Volksbank. In 1999, he moved to Berliner Effektbank and worked as an authorised signatory for the reorganisation of a securities processing division. From 2000, he took part in establishing E*TRADE Bank AG and was promoted to Managing Director in 2003. In 2010, he joined the Board of Managing Directors at ViTrade AG as a spokesman. Most recently, Hach was the Managing Director of flatex GmbH in Germany and Austria from 2013 until 2016. He joined comdirect in 2016 and was initially Head of Brokerage.

Martina Palte
COO

Martina Palte, born 1968, has been a member of the Board of Managing Directors of comdirect bank AG since 2012. In addition to Customer Management and Personnel she is responsible for Legal, Data Protection & Organisation, Information Security & Outsourcing Management and building finance & precaution. Furthermore, she is a member of the Supervisory Board of the onvista AG and the onvista media GmbH as well as Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Numeracy Foundation (Stiftung Rechnen).

After earning her qualifications as a bank clerk, she completed a traineeship in the lending department of the Corporate Clients division of Commerzbank AG. She then went on to do a degree in business economics at the Hamburg University for Economics and Politics. Following a period as a branch manager at Commerzbank, she joined comdirect in 2000. One of her key projects in Customer Services was the introduction of an improved complaint management system for optimal customer support. In 2003 she was granted commercial power of attorney and became Manager of the Credit Risk Management department. Here her responsibilities included overseeing the introduction of a risk early warning system. From 2011 to 2012 Palte was Head of Internal Audit, reporting directly to the CFO.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of comdirect bank AG statutory consists of six members. Four of these are elected by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting and two by employees pursuant to DrittebG.

Michael Mandel (chairman of the Supervisory Board and chairman of the Presiding Committee as well as member of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board)
Curriculum vitae (German version) (pdf)

Frank Annuscheit (member of the Presiding Committee of the Supervisory Board) Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt / Main
Curriculum vitae (German version) (pdf)

Sandra Persiehl (member of the Presiding Committee of the Supervisory Board) Chairwoman of the Staff Council of comdirect bank AG, Quickborn

Georg Rönnberg (chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board) accountant and tax Consultant
Curriculum vitae (German version) (pdf)

Sabine Schmittroth (member of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board) Divisional board member private customers at Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt / Main
Curriculum vitae (German version) (pdf)

Maria Xiromeriti
Clerical employee of comdirect bank AG, Quickborn