Hans-Dieter Kemler (48), who was appointed to Helaba's Board of Managing Directors by the Owner's Committee and Supervisory Board on 9 December 2016, will assume his position as a Member of Helaba’s Board of Managing Directors on 1 May 2017, having received official approval by the European Banking Supervision.
He will be responsible for the business units of Capital Markets, Asset and Liability Management, Sales Public Authorities as well as for Asset Management and institutional client support.
Previously, Kemler was a Member of the Executive Board and Head of Financial Markets at mBank S.A., Warsaw, a listed subsidiary of Commerzbank AG. With a degree in business administration, he began his professional career in 1987 at Dresdner Bank AG. Since 1998 he has held a variety of posts within the Commerzbank Group. Until 2005, he was responsible for activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as Head of Corporate Risk Advisory & Interest Rate Marketing. From 2005 until 2009, he was head of Erste Europäische Pfandbrief- und Kommunalkreditbank AG, Luxembourg, as Chairman of the Management Board.
Gerhard Grandke, Managing President of the Savings Bank and Giro Association Hesse-Thuringia and Chairman of Helaba's Supervisory Board, expressed his delight that Mr Kemler is joining the bank: “The appointment of Hans-Dieter Kemler, an acknowledged expert in capital markets and risk management with wide-ranging international experience, means the Board of Managing Directors is now complete. His profile is ideally suited to the bank's conservative and risk-sensitive business model.”