Corporate governance


AKA was founded in 1952 as a centre of competence for German banks. The goal was to develop new ways of financing international export transactions. Today AKA has an outstanding network across Europe and supports its shareholders and stakeholders with more than 65 years of experience in export and trade finance. It is currently working as an experienced partner by the side of 17 shareholder banks. In addition to the shareholders, the governance bodies play a key role in AKA’s corporate structures: Supervisory Board, Risk Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Control Committee.

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AKA shareholder banks

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All advantages for AKA shareholder banks at a glance

AKA sees itself as a supplementary structuring and financing supporter to back up its shareholder banks’ operating infrastructure. It is committed to strengthening its shareholders’ capabilities on a sustained basis. The principle of integrity and collaboration based on a spirit of mutual trust is a crucial determinant for the success of its business model. Consequently, AKA does not compete with its shareholder banks.

In addition to the advantages of working together with AKA described here, shareholders enjoy the following exclusive privileges: 

  • Working on behalf of its shareholder banks, AKA is enhancing the range of services for Small Ticket buyer credits between EUR 1 million and EUR 10 million. These products are expressly only available to the shareholder banks’ customers.
  • Performance of agency functions for ECA-covered buyer credits exclusively for shareholders and syndicates in which the shareholders participate along with access to all updated data relevant for the business relationship via our online B2B portal – free of charge
  • Undisclosed sub participations are also assumed in structured finance and syndicated trade loans.

Many of the shareholder banks have been working with AKA very successfully since 1952. The close relations, integrity and cooperation based on a spirit of mutual trust form AKA’s key foundations. 

You can find out more about our cooperation with banks here

Cooperation with banks


AKA management

Marck Wengrzik

Executive Director
Markets

Telephone +49 (0) 69 29891 111
marck.wengrzik@akabank.de

Beate Bischoff

Executive Director
Risk Management

Telephone +49 (0) 69 29891 101
beate.bischoff@akabank.de

Organisational chart

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You can download the organisational chart as a PDF here.


The Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board advises and monitors AKA’s management. In accordance with articles of incorporation, it has ten members who representative the shareholders.

Ordinary members

Michael Schmid
– Chairman –
Graduate Economist
Königstein/Taunus

 

Werner Schmidt
– 1st Deputy Chairman –
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Thomas Dusch
– 2nd Deputy Chairman –
Senior Vice President
UniCredit Bank AG,
Munich

Alexander von Dobschütz
– 3rd Deputy Chairman –
Member of the board
Deutsche Kreditbank AG,
Berlin


Michael Maurer
Senior Vice President
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg,
Stuttgart

Michiel de Vries
Managing Director
ING-DiBa AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Winfried Münch
Director of DZ Bank AG
Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank,
Frankfurt am Main

Yoram Matalon
Managing Director
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG,
Hamburg

Florian Witt
Managing Director
ODDO BHF Aktiengesellschaft,
Frankfurt am Main

Knut Richter
Director
Landesbank Berlin AG,
Berlin

Permanent representatives,
Deputy members

Jeannette Vogelreiter
Managing Director
Commerzbank AG,
Frankfurt am Main

 

Frank Schütz
Director
Deutsche Bank AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Inés Lüdke
Managing Director
UniCredit Bank AG,
Munich

Florian Seitz
Director
Bayerische Landesbank,
Munich


Nanette Bubik
Vice President
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg,
Stuttgart

Bartholomeus Ponsioen
Managing Director
ING-DiBa AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Manfred Fischer
Director of DZ Bank AG
Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank,
Frankfurt am Main

Jutta Arlt
Head of Department
Hamburg Commercial Bank AG,
Hamburg

Birgitta Heinze
Director
ODDO BHF Aktiengesellschaft,
Frankfurt am Main

Beatrice du Hamel
Senior Director
Landesbank Berlin AG,
Berlin

Committees

The Supervisory Board is supported by committees to enhance the efficiency of its activities:

Risk Committee

Michael Schmid
– Chairman –
Graduate Economist
Königstein/Taunus

 

Werner Schmidt
– 1st Deputy Chairman –
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Thomas Dusch
– 2nd Deputy Chairman –
Senior Vice President
UniCredit Bank AG,
Munich

Alexander von Dobschütz
– 3rd Deputy Chairman –
Member of the board
Deutsche Kreditbank AG,
Berlin

Michael Maurer
Senior Vice President
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg,
Stuttgart

Winfried Münch
Director of DZ BANK AG
Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank,
Frankfurt am Main

Nomination Committee and Remuneration Control Committee

Michael Schmid
– Chairman –
Graduate Economist
Königstein/Taunus

 

Werner Schmidt
– 1st Deputy Chairman –
Managing Director
Deutsche Bank AG,
Frankfurt am Main

Thomas Dusch
– 2nd Deputy Chairman –
Senior Vice President
UniCredit Bank AG,
Munich

Alexander von Dobschütz
– 3rd Deputy Chairman –
Member of the board
Deutsche Kreditbank AG,
Berlin


Business reports

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