Munich - Stephan Winkelmeier today took up his post as CEO of BayernLB. He takes over the position from Dr Edgar Zoller, who has run the Bank on an interim basis since the beginning of the year and will now return to his role as deputy CEO.
“I am very much looking forward to the new challenge,” commented BayernLB’s new CEO. “I want to work together with my colleagues on the Board of Management to take BayernLB forward strategically, building on the achievements of the past few years, and to lead it towards a successful future in the interests of our customers, owners and employees,” Winkelmeier continued.
Dr Wolf Schumacher, Chairman of the BayernLB Supervisory Board remarked: “In the name of the Bank’s entire Supervisory Board, I wish Stephan Winkelmeier a good start at BayernLB and every success in his role. I am convinced that he possesses all the personal and professional qualities needed to help the Bank thrive. At the same time, I would like to thank Dr Edgar Zoller, who took excellent care of the Bank during these few months of the interim period,” Schumacher added.
Winkelmeier, who hails from Regensburg, was previously Chief Executive Officer and spokesman for FMS Wertmanagement. He joined the management team of the federal government’s institution tasked with winding up the nationalised Hypo Real Estate in 2015. From May 2017 to June 2019, Winkelmeier was a member of the Supervisory Board of BayernLB, where he had previously served on the Board of Management from 2010 to 2014 as CFO and COO. After completing a banking apprenticeship and a degree in business administration, he held positions at HypoVereinsbank and Bank Austria, where he held the role of Chief Risk Officer on the Management Board.