Commerzbank starts new search for the position of Chief Risk Officer

June 20 2023

The Supervisory Board of Commerzbank has started a new search for the position of the Chief Risk Officer.

Previously, after discussions with the supervisory authorities and in agreement with the Board of Managing Directors and the Supervisory Board, Rüdiger Rass had decided not to be available for this position. Instead, he will continue to hold his previous position as Chief Credit Risk Officer of Commerzbank. It was originally planned that Rüdiger Rass would succeed Marcus Chromik as Chief Risk Officer. Last year, Chromik did not extend his board contract beyond 31 December 2023 in line with his plans for his personal life.

Jens Weidmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: "We respect Rüdiger Rass' decision and are pleased that he will continue to be available to the Bank. We have immediately started the new search process for the succession of the Chief Risk Officer and drive it forward with due care."

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