vdp
square

Dr. Louis Hagen new President of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks

  • Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Münchener Hypothekenbank elected to succeed Jan Bettink
  • vdp Members’ Meeting elects new vdp Board of Directors

Dr. Louis Hagen, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Münchener Hypothekenbank, has been elected new President of the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (vdp). At the Members’ Meeting of the vdp held today, he was elected as Jan Bettink’s successor. Mr. Bettink, who is Speaker of the Board of Managing Directors at BerlinHyp, accepted the post of President in 2010 and so held the office for three full terms. Dr. Hagen has had close ties with the vdp, which he now heads, for many years: before joining the Board of Managing Directors at Münchener Hypothekenbank, he was Chief Executive Officer with the Pfandbrief issuers’ central association from 2001 until 2009.

Following his election to the post of President of the vdp, Dr. Hagen announced that the regulatory requirements which the Pfandbrief banks face, and which are growing increasingly more stringent, would be the key focus of his forthcoming term of office. He also paid tribute to his predecessor: “Jan Bettink led the vdp skillfully in difficult times. Under his leadership the vdp gained 13 new members. The Pfandbrief Act was amended to make it more investor-oriented, and the appropriate privileged treatment of the Pfandbrief was at the heart of all regulatory initiatives.”

The Members’ Meeting today also elected in rotation the Association’s Board of Directors for the next two-year term of office.

In addition to the current members,

•    Mr. Christian Bonnen, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Kreissparkasse Köln
•    Mr. Francesco Giordano, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, UniCredit Bank
•    Mr. Ingo Mandt, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
•    Mr. Thomas Ortmanns, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Aareal Bank
•    Mr. Andreas Pohl, Speaker of the Board of Managing Directors, Deutsche Hypothekenbank
•    Mr. Michael Reuther, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Commerzbank
•    Dr. Georg Reutter, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, DGHyp
•    Mr. Torsten Temp, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, HSH Nordbank
•    Dr. Edgar Zoller, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Bayerische Landesbank,

who will also serve on the vdp’s Board of Directors in the new period of office, the following new members were elected to the Board of Directors.

•    Mr. Jürgen Fenk, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Helaba
•    Mr. Thomas Köntgen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
•    Mr. Frank M. Mühlbauer, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, WL-Bank.

The following sit on the vdp’s Board of Directors, which consists of 14 members, by virtue of their office:

•    Dr. Louis Hagen (President),
      Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, Münchener Hypothekenbank
•    Mr. Jens Tolckmitt, Chief Executive of the vdp.

Press materials:

Facts and Figures
Press contacts
Dr. Helga Bender
Head of the Communication, HR & Finance
Phone +49 30 20915-330
send e-mail »
Yvonne Sternkopf
Manager  
Phone +49 30 20915-380
send e-mail »
Christian Walburg
Manager Investor Relations 
Phone +49 30 20915-340
send e-mail »


   Where we are:   Georgenstrasse 21
   10117 Berlin, Germany

   how to get there
Imprint   |   Privacy  |  Statutes
Close