- Metzler Bank expands its Executive Board
- Executive Board member Harald Illy to retire at the end of December
Metzler Bank is expanding its Executive Board. As of January 1, 2022, the current Partners Kim Comperl, Mario Mattera and Dr. Marco Schulmerich will join the Executive Board of B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Aktiengesellschaft. Current Executive Board member Harald Illy will retire on December 31, 2021. In addition, the Bank will appoint Compliance Officer Stefanie Buchmann as a fully authorized Chief Representative (German: Generalbevollmächtigte).
As of January 1, 2022, the Executive Board of Metzler Bank will consist of:
- Emmerich Müller
- Gerhard Wiesheu
- Kim Comperl
- Mario Mattera
- Dr. Marco Schulmerich.
Kim Comperl, 55, joined Metzler in 2018 as Managing Director of B. Metzler GmbH and took on responsibility for the Corporate Finance division. He will continue to fulfil this role in his function as Member of the Executive Board. He is also a permanent member of Metzler’s Credit Committee and Operational Risk Committee.
Mario Mattera, 44, began his career at Metzler in 2002 in Research for Fixed Income and Currencies. In 2018, he took on responsibility for the Capital Markets division. He is also a permanent member of Metzler’s Credit Committee and Head of the Treasury Committee. As Member of the Executive Board, he will continue to be responsible for the Capital Markets division.
Dr. Marco Schulmerich, 51, joined Metzler in 2005 and took on responsibility for the IT department in 2019. He heads the Group’s digitization initiative and is also a permanent member of Metzler’s Credit Committee. When he joins the Executive Board, he will also take over the departments Controlling, Compliance, Organization/Administration and Back Office. From 2013 to mid-2020, Mr. Schulmerich was Managing Director of Metzler Asset Management GmbH.
Harald Illy joined Metzler Bank in 1996 as Head of Controlling. In 1998, he also became responsible for Risk Controlling, and a year later, he took on responsibility for the Compliance department. With his appointment to the Partners’ Committee and the Executive Board of B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG in 2012, he assumed responsibility for the departments Organization/Administration and Back Office, and from 2017 to 2021 he was also Head of the Information Systems department.
"In his 25 years at Metzler, Harald Illy has been highly dedicated to the Bank and has played an integral role in developing several business areas," says Friedrich von Metzler. "With his great analytical skills and pronounced risk awareness, Harald Illy was instrumental in steering Metzler Bank safely through the financial market crisis. On behalf of my family, the Executive Board and the employees of the Bank, I would like to express my sincere thanks to him for his work."