BayernLB appoints Johannes Anschott as new Board of Management member for corporate clients

Michael Bücker to leave the Bank at his own request after eight successful years

Munich - In its meeting, BayernLB’s Supervisory Board appointed Mr Johannes Anschott to the Board of Management of the Bank. Anschott (born in 1969), whose appointment is still subject to the usual approval by the supervisory authorities, will be responsible for BayernLB’s corporate clients and capital markets business going forward and is scheduled to take up his new position on 1 April 2021.

He succeeds Michael Bücker to the Board of Management, who after successfully developing and launching BayernLB’s new corporate clients strategy will leave the Bank on 31 March 2021 on the best of terms and by mutual agreement to take on new professional challenges. Bücker (born in 1962) has successfully held the reins of the corporate client business in the Board of Management since February 2013, implemented key strategic developments and prepared it for the future. In addition to his responsibility for business with corporates and Mittelstand customers, in 2019 Bücker also took on BayernLB’s capital market activities and pooled them in his Corporates & Markets Business Area.

Johannes Anschott joins BayernLB from Commerz Real AG, where he has been a Member of the Board of Management since 2016 and which he has managed since the middle of 2020. After completing an apprenticeship as a banker and a degree in business administration, he spent the majority of his previous career at Commerzbank, where he held a wide range of German and international management positions in corporate banking. In his last position before switching to Commerz Real, he was in charge of the northern German large corporates business and was a member of the management of Mittelstandsbank Nord. He launched his career in corporate banking at the Essen-based National-Bank, which focuses on Mittelstand customers.

The Chairman of BayernLB’s Supervisory Board Dr Wolf Schumacher commented on the change in the Board of Management: “We are delighted to bring on board Johannes Anschott to guide our corporate clients business through the next stage in its development. The next few months and years will be all about enshrining the new strategic focus on high-growth sectors with our corporate clients, aided by a winning range of products and services and fresh momentum, and thereby breathing life into BayernLB’s claim of financing progress. As part of a much younger Board of Management Team under the leadership of Stephan Winkelmeier, Johannes Anschott is ideally qualified to achieve this.”

At the same time, Schumacher thanked Michael Bücker on behalf of the entire Supervisory Board for all his hard work. “In the past eight years, Michael Bücker has provided valuable impetus for the strategic development of our corporate clients business and made a major contribution to BayernLB’s corporate success. This is particularly true for the challenging phase of merging the corporate clients and capital market business and the new corporate clients strategy, in which Michael Bücker was instrumental. We all owe him our thanks and recognition for his great work. We wish Michael Bücker all the best for his future path.”