Roundtable Luncheon with Martin Zielke
AICGS welcomed Martin Zielke, a top executive of the German banking industry, for a discussion on “The State of the European (Banking) Union.” Mr. Zielke addressed the impact of the September 24th German federal elections and their implications for European integration from a business perspective. He elaborated on how Commerzbank is adjusting its business model to accelerating digitalization, as well as the bank’s response to the current fiscal and monetary challenges in Europe.
Mr. Martin Zielke has served as Chairman of the Management Board at Commerzbank AG since May 1, 2016. He is responsible for group audit, group communications, group development and strategy, and group legal. Mr. Zielke joined Commerzbank as Group Manager of Retail Banking in January 2002. He also served as Divisional Board Member for Group Finance and Member of the Board of Managing Directors. From 2006 to 2007, he was Member of the Board of Managing Directors/CFO for Eurohypo AG, Eschborn. He worked previously at Deutsche Hyp, Deutsche Bank 24, and Dresdner Bank AG. Mr. Zielke studied Business Administration at Goettingen University, receiving his Master’s degree in 1990.