Eckhard Forst has little presence as President of the VÖB

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… Eckhard Forst has been President of the Federal Association of Public Banks (VÖB) since May 2019? During his presidency of the Association of State and Development Banks, which has now lasted for one and a half years, Forst held only one press conference, so it has not only been barely visible and audible since Corona. The VÖB is calm, especially when compared with the competition with the Federal Association of Private Banks, whose press releases arrive in the mailbox several times a week. After all, the contract of the 61-year-old Forst as CEO of the NRW-Bank has just been extended until the end of January 2026.

… Jörg Kablitz will be the new Germany boss of the online payment service provider Paypal? His predecessor Michael Luhnen is drawn to the Autoscout 24 online market.

… Amundi, the largest European fund company, also changes its boss in Germany? Christian Pellis follows Evi Vogl.

… Michael Schleef, who left Deutsche Bank in May 2020 after more than thirty years, has a new employer? The 50-year-old Schleef will start at Bank HSBC Germany on January 1st, where he will be the divisional director for commercial banking from April 1st.

… the digital insurer Getsafe, an Insurtech from Heidelberg, has received equity financing (Series B) of 30 million dollars (25 million euros) from investors? This sum stands out because of its size in the Corona crisis. Swiss Re is a new co-owner. After the financing round, the reinsurer now owns almost 14 percent of Getsafe.


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