The Supervisory Board of Commerz Real announced that Johannes Anschott, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerz Real since 2020, will leave the company on 31 March 2021 at his own request.
Anschott will move to BayernLB in Munich. He has been appointed to the Management Board there with responsibility for Corporate Clients from 1 April 2021.
Gabriele Volz will take over as Chief Executive Officer of Commerz Real as planned on 1 January 2021.
“While he was Chief Executive Officer of Commerz Real, Johannes Anschott generated key momentum. He was responsible for charting the trajectory of Commerz Real towards becoming a sustainable, digital asset manager,” commented Sabine Schmittroth, Member of the Supervisory Board of Commerz Real and Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG.
“I would like to thank Johannes Anschott for our excellent cooperation in a spirit of mutual trust. We wish him all the best for the future.”
During his tenure, Johannes Anschott was responsible for a number of initiatives including the launch of Klimavest, the first impact fund for private investors focused on physical assets. He has been a Member of the Board of Managing Directors since 2016, with initial responsibility for Asset Structuring, Financing, Treasury, Infrastructure and Renewable Energy, Property Leasing and Sales.
Before joining Commerz Real, Johannes Anschott had been at Commerzbank since 2000 holding positions in Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and London, with roles such as Country Manager United Kingdom and Chairman of the Executive Management for large corporates in Northern Germany and Scandinavia