Christine Bortenlänger hands over to Henriette Peucker - Change in the management of Deutsches Aktieninstitut
After almost 12 years in office, Dr Christine Bortenlänger has decided not to seek a further term in office as Managing Director of Deutsches Aktieninstitut. She will leave Deutsches Aktieninstitut at the end of her contract on 30 June 2024. Today the Executive Committee of Deutsches Aktieninstitut appointed Henriette Peucker, who was Deputy Managing Director of the Association of German Banks until mid-2023, as her successor.
"Christine Bortenlänger has shaped the development of Deutsches Aktieninstitut for more than a decade and elevated its work to a new level," emphasised Melanie Kreis, President of Deutsches Aktieninstitut and CFO of DHL Group, announcing the change in management. "She has professionalised the organisation, modernised the external image, significantly increased the impact and expanded the Aktieninstitut's network both nationally and internationally. On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board, I would like to thank her for her outstanding commitment and successful work. We wish her all the best for her future endeavours. We are also delighted to have found a successor like Henriette Peucker who, with her professional expertise, personal experience and international profile, has everything required to continue Christine Bortenlänger's successful work and effectively represent the positions of Deutsches Aktieninstitut in dialogue with policymakers."
Under the leadership of Christine Bortenlänger, Deutsches Aktieninstitut, with its offices in Frankfurt, Berlin and Brussels, has firmly established itself as a centre of expertise and a relevant voice in the dialogue with politicians on capital market policy issues. Cross-border cooperation has been continuously expanded with the Franco-German Economic Forum, which has been held regularly in cooperation with the French partner association Afep since 2019. During Christine Bortenlänger's term of office, she also took over the office of the Government Commission of the German Corporate Governance Code. She was also the driving force behind the opening of the Berlin office, which played a key role in intensifying dialogue with political decision-makers. Thanks to her great commitment, it was possible to increase the number of members by approximately a fifth. Today, the members of Deutsches Aktieninstitut represent more than 90 per cent of the market capitalisation of German listed stock corporations.
"The basis for Deutsches Aktieninstitut's successful work and effectiveness in the political dialogue is the trust and support of our members for our work," says Dr Christine Bortenlänger. "I would like to thank our member companies from the bottom of my heart for giving me this backing over the years. I would also like to thank my entire team, without whose expertise and enthusiasm the many successful formats and activities of recent years would not have been possible. I am looking forward to a new phase in my professional life, with more freedom and flexibility for my family, Supervisory Board mandates and voluntary work. I am very pleased that we have been able to find such a competent successor in Henriette Peucker. I wish Deutsches Aktieninstitut, and in particular my successor, Henriette Peucker, every success and luck of the brave for the tasks ahead."
To ensure a smooth transition, Henriette Peucker will begin her work for Deutsches Aktieninstitut on 1 May 2024. "Under the leadership of Christine Bortenlänger, Deutsches Aktieninstitut has earned an excellent reputation as a think tank and communication platform for the promotion of the German capital market. I am looking forward to continuing this successful work and to further sharpening the profile of Deutsches Aktieninstitut, particularly with a view to even stronger international networking, further diversification of membership and changes in capital market regulation - for example regarding ESG requirements," explains Henriette Peucker about her future role.
Henriette Peucker has many years of experience in the areas of capital markets, banking and political communication. She began her career in political consulting in Paris and Brussels and from 1997 on in investment banking at Schroders (later Citigroup) in London. From 2003 to 2010, she was responsible for the political representation of Deutsche Börse Group's interests in Berlin, Luxembourg and Brussels. Subsequently, as a partner at the communications consultancy Hering Schuppener (now FGS Global), she advised companies in various sectors, particularly on regulatory issues. As Deputy Managing Director of the Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken), which she temporarily headed on an interim basis, she was responsible for the "Policy and Innovation" division.
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