CEO at GLS Bank Bochum (Gemeinschaftsbank für Leihen und Schenken)
(born 1957)  

Bank business management assistant training at GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG and Volksbank Bochum


Economics degree at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1980-1985 Degrees: Economics and Specialised Business Studies: Financing and Credit Economy under Prof Dr Süchting, academic title: Diplom-Ökonom (elective subject: Civil Law under Prof Dr Rothoeft)

Professional career
Since 1993 CEO at GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG (since January 2003 Board Spokesman) responsible for the areas: strategy development, proprietary asset management, wealth management, credit customer service, marketing / public relations, and operations of the bank’s branches Moreover, key responsibilities at GLS Bank holdings:
Since 1995 Chairman at GLS Beteiligungs AG
Since 2003 Chairman at GLS Energie AG
2000 Chairman at Ökobank in Frankfurt
Since 2005 Member of the Supervisory Board at Elektrizitätswerke Schönau GmbH Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Netzkauf EWS Schönau eG
Since 2009 Member of the Supervisory Board at Hannoversche Alterskasse and Hannoversche Pensionskasse
Since 2009 Member of the Steering Committee at G.A.B.V. (Global Alliance for Banking on Values), an international alliance of socially and ecologically oriented banks working for sustainability in the financial markets
2009 – 2012 Member of the Supervisory Board at Fair Finance Holding AG, Austria
Since 2010 Member of the Supervisory Board at Hannoversche Beihilfekasse e.V.
Member of the Expert Committee at Rheinisch-Westfälischer Genossenschaftsverband e.V. (RWGV)
Since 2007 Chairman at Stiftung Bochumer Symphonie
Other affiliations / mandates
1985 – 1996 Non-profit chairman and managing director at Waldorfkindergarten in Wattenscheid, as well as non-profit board member at International Vereinigung der Waldorfkindergärten (until 1990)
1998 – 2009 Member of the Board at Waldorfschulverein Wattenscheid e.V.
Since 2012 Member of the IHK General Assembly
Since 2013 Member of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum University Council
Awards and accolades
  • Future Award (2009)
  • B.A.U.M. Environmental Award (2010)
  • German Fairness Prize (2011)