Supervisory Board of Commerzbank

Nicholas Teller steps down from his mandate; Andreas Schmitz is to be appointed as his successor

November 4 2020

  • Nicholas Teller steps down on 31 December 2020
  • Hans-Jörg Vetter: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract Andreas Schmitz as a well-established expert in the financial sector to our Supervisory Board.”

Nicholas Teller (61), Member of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank, is stepping down from his position on 31 December 2020. Hans-Jörg Vetter: “Nicholas Teller has been part of Commerzbank for almost 40 years, and since May 2014 as a Member of the Supervisory Board. Even though the time we spent together on the Supervisory Board has been comparatively short, I would still like to extend my warmest thanks to him – also in the name of my predecessors – for his many years of commitment.”

Teller joined Commerzbank as a trainee in 1982. After several management positions in Corporate Clients business in Germany and abroad, he was appointed as a Member of the Board of Managing Directors in 2003.

Andreas Schmitz (60), currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG and former President of the Association of German Banks (BdB), is to be appointed as his successor. Vetter: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract Andreas Schmitz as a well-established expert in the financial sector to our Supervisory Board.” Andreas Schmitz is leaving the Supervisory Board of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG at the end of the year.

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