#Press release
#Sustainability
#Career

24.02.2021

Petra Sandner is the Helaba Group’s Chief Sustain­ability Officer

In order to underscore the ground-breaking significance of the Helaba Group's focus on sustainability in its future development, Helaba has established the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for the entire Group.

In order to underscore the ground-breaking significance of the Helaba Group's focus on sustainability in its future development, Helaba has established the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for the entire Group. It is de­lighted to appoint Petra Sandner (45), an existing member of staff, to this role in February 2021. "Our goal is to seize the mani­fold opportunities that our sustainability-focused development offers, both for our own sustainable growth as well as to support our clients in their transition towards a net zero carbon and circular e­conomy. In recent months, we have made enormous strides along this path," explains Thomas Groß, Helaba's CEO. "We are therefore extremely happy that, in Petra Sandner, we are able to appoint a highly skilled and exceptionally committed colleague to be the Helaba Group's Chief Sustain­ability Officer. We wish her every success in her new role."

"Our goal is to seize the mani-fold opportunities that our sustainability-focused development offers, both for our own sustainable growth as well as to support our clients in their transition towards a net zero carbon and circular economy. In recent months, we have made enormous strides along this path."

Thomas Groß
CEO

In organisational terms, Petra Sandner's role is integrated within the Group Steering divi-sion. In her new capacity, Petra Sandner will continue to act as co-leader of the Group-wide sustainability programme "HelabaSustained", in which all Helaba Group subsidiaries are involved.

Petra Sandner worked in Helaba's Transport Finance division since 2008, where she sup-ported many of the bank's strategic projects. Previously, Petra Sandner was employed at IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG in Acquisition Finance and at Aareal Bank AG in Real Estate Structured Finance / Hotel Finance. She graduated with an MBA from Newcastle, United Kingdom.


Mike Peter Schweitzer
Head of Communications and Marketing, Press Officer
Ursula-Brita Krück
Deputy Press Officer

Sustain­ability

Ecological and social responsibility is an integral compo­nent of our business strategy.

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