Elected to a six-year term at WSBI-ESBG member German Savings Bank Association
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BERLIN, 20 December 2017 – Helmut Schleweis is the new president of WSBI-ESBG member the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV). Today, the DSGV General Meeting unanimously elected the 63-year-old Schleweis for a term of six years. Schleweis succeeds Thomas Mang, the acting DSGV president, who took over from Georg Fahrenschon on 24 November 2017.
As of January 2018, Schleweis will head the umbrella organisation of the Savings Banks Finance Group, Germany’s largest and leading financial network. The Group includes 390 Savings Banks, seven Landesbank groups, eight Landesbausparkassen, eleven direct insurer groups, as well as many additional financial service providers and other associated companies, with a total of over 320,000 employees. “I look forward to assuming the responsibilities of this office with great conviction and determination”, said Schleweis.
“With Helmut Schleweis, we have elected a renowned expert as president, who combines his passion for savings banks with commitment to an efficient group of independent financial service providers. He enjoys a great deal of backing and will be very good for our Group”, said Mr. Mang.
Schleweis, who was born in Heidelberg, began his professional career in 1973 at the Savings Bank in Heidelberg. In 2002, he was appointed chairman of their management board. Since 2010, Helmut Schleweis has been a federal chairman of the German Savings Banks and 3rd vice-president of the DSGV; in this capacity, he has represented the interests of Savings Banks in many institutions of the Savings Banks Finance Group, in particular in the group’s associated companies.
Schleweis is married and has two adult children. He will soon take up his new role and will move his residence to Berlin for this purpose.
The Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV – German Savings Banks Association) is the umbrella organisation of the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe (Savings Banks Finance Group). The organisation includes 390 Savings Banks, seven Landesbank groups, DekaBank, eight Landesbausparkassen, eleven direct insurer groups of the Savings Banks and many other financial service providers.
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