As part of the realignment of NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank, the bank's two Corporate Customer divisions will be merged into a new, joint unit. This new division will be headed by Bernd Ullrich, who has so far been responsible for Corporate Customer business in Northern Germany and for the Corporate Finance Division. He will report to Günter Tallner, Head of Corporate Customers and Capital Markets, until the end of the year. From January 2022, Ullrich will report to Ingrid Spletter-Weiß, whose appointment to the Managing Board of NORD/LB was recently announced.
Bernd Ullrich will thus also take over the duties of Holm Hänsel, who is in charge of supra-regional Corporate Customer business and Agrar Banking at NORD/LB. Holm Hänsel (55) will leave the bank at his own request at the end of August 2021. He has held senior positions in NORD/LB's Corporate Customer business since 2007. Since 2015, he has reported directly to the Corporate Customers Board of Management as divisional head.
"Holm Hänsel has played a decisive role in shaping the course of NORD/LB's Corporate Customer business over many years. He has played a significant role in ensuring that NORD/LB's Corporate Customers division is competitive and fit for the future. Holm Hänsel has excellent professional expertise and is highly regarded by customers and employees alike," said Günter Tallner, NORD/LB Board Member for Corporate Customers.
Bernd Ullrich (54) has been working for NORD/LB since 1995. From 2007 to 2017, he was responsible for the bank's corporate customer business for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. In the course of the merger of Bremer Landesbank (BLB) with NORD/LB, the Hamburg native assumed responsibility for BLB's middle-market business at the beginning of 2018 and integrated it into NORD/LB. Since 2020, Ullrich has also been responsible for the bank's Corporate Finance business.
"Bernd Ullrich knows NORD/LB's Corporate Customer business better than almost anyone else. He has excellent expertise and a strong customer focus. He has demonstrated his special management skills in particular in the integration of the Corporate Customer business of the former Bremer Landesbank," said Tallner.
NORD/LB concentrates on medium and high-end Corporate Customer business. Here the bank has in-depth and recognised expertise in areas such as agricultural banking, the energy and food industry, leasing companies and acquisition financing. Customers benefit from a broad portfolio of products and services as well as tailor-made financial solutions.
With total assets of EUR 120 billion, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank is one of Germany's leading commercial banks. As an institute under public law, it is part of the S-Finance Group. Its core business segments include corporate customers, special financing in the energy and infrastructure sectors and for aircraft, financing commercial real estate via Deutsche Hypo, capital market business, association business with the savings banks and private and commercial customers including private banking. The bank is based in Hanover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg and has branches in Bremen, Oldenburg, Hamburg, Schwerin, Düsseldorf, Munich and Stuttgart. Outside Germany NORD/LB is represented with a Pfandbrief bank (NORD/LB Covered Bond Bank) in Luxembourg and with branches in London, New York and Singapore.