Show content of Gebhard, Gustav

Biographical data: 18.08.1828 in Elberfeld - 06.05.1900 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Administrative Board 1870-1900

Show content of Goldschmidt, Meyer

Biographical data: 14.05.1818 in Danzig - 1884 in Berlin
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1864-1868

Show content of Gröning, Fritz

Biographical data: 28.03.1902 in Berlin - 16.09.1978 in Düsseldorf
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1953-1968

Show content of Guth, Wilfried

Biographical data: 08.07.1919 in Erlangen - 15.05.2009 in Königstein
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1968-1985 (Spokesman 1976-1985),
Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1985-1990

Show content of Gwinner, Arthur von

Biographical data: 06.04.1856 in Frankfurt am Main - 29.12.1931 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1894-1919 (Spokesman 1910-1919)

Arthur von Gwinner came from a well-known family of Frankfurt lawyers. His father was executor of the estate of Arthur Schopenhauer, and his grandfather held the office of Senior Lord Mayor of Frankfurt. Following a banking apprenticeship with Mitteldeutsche Creditbank in Frankfurt am Main, he worked for a decade abroad (England, France, and Spain), where he acquired extensive knowledge of the international banking business. In 1888, he acquired the Berlin-based Bankhaus Riess & Itzinger, which he continued to operate under his own name but liquidated in 1894, when he was appointed member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank. In this capacity, Gwinner was primarily responsible for international operations and worked closely together with Georg von Siemens. An indication of how small the bank still was a quarter of a century after its foundation was that the two men still had desks facing each other, seeing as not every member of the Board of Managing Directors had his own room at that time. Siemens left the Board of Managing Directors at the end of the year 1900, and Gwinner took over his tasks, primarily relating to the major international transactions such as the Baghdad Railway and the railway financing in North America. The sale and restructuring of the Romanian crude oil company "Steaua Romana" marked the start of the establishment of the "oil group" at Deutsche Bank in the year 1903, an area for which Gwinner was also responsible. His name is also closely connected with the development of foreign business in the electrical industry, primarily with the foreign commitments of AEG and Siemens as well as their holding companies. Both the Baghdad Railway and the oil businesses of Deutsche Bank were economic and political undertakings that called for a great deal of diplomatic talent. In this context, Gwinner acquired a reputation as "the bank's diplomat", a responsibility for which he was especially suited by virtue of his cosmopolitan character and his excellent language skills. Although Rudolph von Koch initially held the Spokesman's position starting in 1901 - due to the seniority principle - Gwinner was considered to be Siemens' successor both internally as well as in the public eye when it came to the management of the bank and in his capacity as the executor of major foreign projects. The first fifty years of Deutsche Bank were decisively influenced by Siemens and Gwinner; both of whom were guarantors for the continuity of the company's development. January 1910, the Kaiser appointed Gwinner - for his services in the Ottoman Empire - member of the Prussian House of Lords, that is the "upper house" of parliament. This is where Gwinner held a famous speech in 1910 in which he criticized the budgeting as well as the deficit economy of the Prussian Finance Ministry, damaging to the government's credit. His famous remark during the debate: "Everything takes talent, but borrowing requires genius!" later became a frequently heard saying in Berlin. It was part of Deutsche Bank's "style", also maintained by von Gwinner, that the Spokesman of the Board of Managing Directors did not have any outstanding title. Gwinner therefore wrote to the "Berliner Tageblatt" on May 3, 1913 - "Confidentially and not for publication": "In reference to your report yesterday on the Bergmann annual general meeting, I politely request that you do not call me general director. Deutsche Bank has never had one and, as long as I am a member of the Board of Managing Directors, never will. Our Articles of Association are democratic." In 1919, Gwinner left the Board of Managing Directors and became member of the bank's Supervisory Board, functioning as its Deputy Chairman from 1923 until his death in 1931. In 1917 he donated 300,000 marks to benefit bank employees, which was used to establish a recreation home in the "Kraehenberg" section of Caputh, near Potsdam. In addition to banking, Gwinner's wide range of interests included, above all, mineralogy and botany.

Show content of Halt, Karl Ritter von

Biographical data: 02.06.1891 in Munich - 05.08.1964 in Munich
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1938-1945

Show content of Hammonds, Kim

Biographical data: 1967
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 2016-2018

Show content of Hansemann, Adolph von

Biographical data: 27.07.1826 in Aachen - 09.12.1903 in Berlin
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1857-1903

Show content of Hansemann, David

Biographical data: 12.07.1790 Finkenwerder - 04.08.1864 in Schlangenbad
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1851-1864

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Show content of Hardt, Heinrich

Biographical data: 16.09.1822 in Lennep - 26.06.1889 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Administrative Board 1870-1889

Show content of Hauenschild, Manfred O. von

Biographical data: 29.07.1906 in Leobschütz - 10.08.1980
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1959-1972

Show content of Hecker, Emil

Biographical data: 1837 - 31.05.1915 in Berlin
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1869-1883

Show content of Heinemann, Elkan

Biographical data: 17.01.1859 in Bayreuth - 19.09.1941 in Nice
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1906-1923

Show content of Helfferich, Karl

Biographical data: 22.07.1872 in Neustadt - 23.04.1924 in Bellinzona
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1908-1915

Show content of Herrhausen, Alfred

Biographical data: 30.01.1930 in Essen - 30.11.1989 in Bad Homburg
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1970-1989 (Spokesman1985-1989)

After his upper secondary school education, Herrhausen, who in his own words originally wanted to study philosophy, began his studies of business administration in Cologne in 1949. He graduated in 1952 as Diplom-Kaufmann and went on to obtain his doctorate as Dr. rer. pol. with a thesis on a subject in modern national economics. While he was preparing his doctoral thesis, he worked as Executive Assistant to the Management of Ruhrgas AG, Essen. In 1955 he moved on to become Executive Assistant at the Head Office of Vereinigte Elektrizitätswerke Westfalen AG (VEW) in Dortmund. As loan officer and financial analyst in New York he gathered foreign experience in banking during this period. In 1957, he received a limited power of attorney at VEW and general power of attorney two years later; at the same time he took over the commercial management at VEW's Head Office. In 1960 Herrhausen was appointed Director. He played a key role in preparing and executing the partial privatization of VEW in 1966. After completion of the project, he was appointed member of the Executive Board in 1967. Between 1956 and 1968, Herrhausen published numerous articles in trade magazines on issues concerning national and international power supply, corporate finance and company law. During this time, he was, among other things, assistant lecturer at the Dortmund Social Academy and in the Power Association's own training programme for energy economics, capital investment budgeting and industrial economics. Professionally, he was particularly interested in all questions of modern company management, especially costing, economic appraisal including investment budgeting and linear programming as well as company valuation. With effect from January 1, 1970, Herrhausen was appointed Deputy Member of the Board of Managing Directors by Deutsche Bank's Supervisory Board. He was responsible for international business in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, which was still an emerging economy at that time, as well as for foreign trade finance at the bank and economic questions; apart from that, he was responsible for the Essen Branch Region. In 1971, against the resistance of some of his colleagues, he obtained approval from Franz Heinrich Ulrich, Spokesman of the Board of Managing Directors, to build up a strategic planning system. The longer he was member of the Board of Managing Directors, the more supervisory board mandates devolved upon him as a matter of course. Tests of Herrhausen's abilities began with Stollwerck AG and Continental AG, two companies in need of reorganization. Later on, he assumed many other influential positions. In 1979 he showed interest in succeeding to Joachim Zahn as CEO of Daimler-Benz, a career step which he was unable to realize: "After all, Daimler-Benz is Deutsche Bank's biggest investment. I could have done things there. So it would have been in Deutsche Bank's interests as well." Nine years later, Herrhausen's influence saw SPD member Edzard Reuter appointed CEO at Daimler. The banker sought< "political" offices early on in his career. The Federal Minister of Finance appointed Herrhausen as member of the Study Commission "Fundamental Questions in the Banking Industry" (Banking Structure Commission), whose mandate was to examine the structure of Germany's banking industry and to make proposals to improve the banking sector. It was triggered by the collapse of the Herstatt Bank in 1974. The reform of the German Banking Act was based largely on the Commission's work. Later on, the German Federal Government commissioned him and two other "steel moderators" to produce a blueprint for restructuring the German steel industry; the plan was not successful. Herrhausen was a founder of the "Ruhr Initiative Group". He co-founded the "Action Committee for Europe", an association of influential European industrialists who supported the European integration process. He was also member of the Directorate of Germany's first private university in Witten-Herdecke. In 1985 Herrhausen was elected as one of the two Spokesmen of the Board of Managing Directors. He held this office together with F. W. Christians. He became sole Spokesman on May 11, 1988. "Power is something you also have to want," is one of Herrhausen's frequently quoted aphorisms. He understood the tenure of a leading position in business as an opportunity to assume a responsibility in and for the community. During his years in office, he raised many social and ecological issues. In view of the Third World's serious debt problems, Herrhausen was the first representative of a big bank to support debt forgiveness linked with economic reforms. His strong presence in the media gave him a high level of public visibility, previously unusual for a bank manager. On November 30, 1989, Alfred Herrhausen was the victim of a terrorist attack whose perpetrators are still unknown today.

Show content of Herz, Wilhelm

Biographical data: 26.04.1823 in Bernburg - 28.09.1914 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Supervisory Board 1876-1889,
Co-Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1889-1907,
Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1907-1914

Show content of Heydebreck, Tessen von

Biographical data: 09.01.1945 in Orth/Pommern
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1994-2007

Show content of Heydt, Eduard von der

Biographical data: 30.05.1828 in Elberfeld - 04.07.1890 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Co-Chairman of the Administrative Board 1870-1887

Show content of Hoeter, Joseph

Biographical data: 03.07.1846 in Münster - 02.05.1924 in Berlin
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1900-1907

Show content of Hooven, Eckart van

Biographical data: 11.12.1925 in Hamburg - 28.12.2010 in Hamburg
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1972-1991

Show content of Hunke, Heinrich

Biographical data: 08.12.1902 in Heipke/Lippe - 08.01.2000 in Hanover
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1944-1945

Show content of Jain, Anshu

Biographical data: 1963
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Co-Chairman of the Administrative Board 1870-1887

Show content of Janberg, Hans

Biographical data: 17.04.1909 in Recklinghausen - 19.09.1970
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1957-1970

Show content of Jentges, Wilhelm

Biographical data: 15.06.1825 in Krefeld - 16.06.1884 in Krefeld
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Administrative Board 1870-1884

Show content of Jonas, Paul

Biographical data: 19.02.1830 in Schwerinsburg - 21.01.1913 in Berlin Jonas_Paul
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1881-1887,
Member of the Supervsiory Board 1887-1910

Show content of Kaiser, Hermann

Biographical data: Unknown
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1872-1875

Show content of Kehl, Werner

Biographical data: 27.03.1887 in Bochum - 04.01.1943 in Hannover
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1928-1932

Show content of Kiehl, Johannes

Biographical data: 16.09.1880 in Carthaus - 20.05.1944 in Berli
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1938-1944

Show content of Kimmich, Karl

Biographical data: 14.09.1880 in Ulm - 10.09.1945 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1933-1942 (Spokesman 1940-1942),
Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1942-1945

Show content of Klasen, Karl

Biographical data: 23.04.1909 in Hamburg - 22.04.1991 in Hamburg
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1952-1969 (Spokesman 1967-1969)

Show content of Kleffel, Andreas

Biographical data: 03.07.1916 Schwerin - 14.08.2003
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1963-1982

Show content of Klönne, Carl

Biographical data: 26.05.1850 Solingen - 20.05.1915 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1900-1914

Show content of Koch, Rudolph von

Biographical data: 24.11.1847 in Gandersheim - 20.03.1923 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1878-1909 (Spokesman 1901-1909),
Chairman of the Supervisory Board1914-1923

Show content of Kopper, Hilmar

Biographical data: 13.03.1935 in Oslanin/West Prussia
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1977-1997 (Spokesman 1989-1997),
Chairman of the Supervisory Board 1997-2002

Show content of Krause, Stefan

Biographical data: 1962
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 2008 - 31 October 2015

Show content of Krumnow, Jürgen

Biographical data: 18.05.1944 in Grünberg/Silesia
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1988-1999

Show content of Krupp, Georg

Biographical data: 1936
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1985-1998

Show content of Kuhnke, Frank

Biographical data: 1967
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 2019-2021

Show content of Kutter, Gustav

Biographical data: 01.06.1829 in Verviers - 21.01.1876 in Berlin
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Administrative Board 1870-1876

Show content of Lamberti, Hermann-Josef

Biographical data: 1956
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1999 - 31 May 2012

Show content of Leibkutsch, Hans

Biographical data: 30.03.1924 in Hamburg - 14.02.1979 in Paris
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1968-1979

Show content of Leithner, Stephan

Biographical data: 1966
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board 1 June 2012 - 31 October 2015

Show content of Lent, Alfred

Biographical data: 07.06.1836 in Berlin - 04.01.1915 in Berlin
Institution: Disconto-Gesellschaft
Functions: Joint Proprietor 1878-1902

Show content of Leukert, Bernd

Biographical data: 1967
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board since 2020

Show content of Lewis, Stuart

Biographical data: 1965
Institution: Deutsche Bank
Functions: Member of the Management Board since 1 June 2012