Paul Achleitner

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Achleitner at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in 2012

Paul M. Achleitner (born September 28, 1956 in Linz, Upper Austria) has been chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank since May 31, 2012.[1]


Achleitner studied at the University of St. Gallen Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences, where he also earned his doctorate,[2] and at Harvard Business School.


After working at the consulting firm Bain and Company and Goldman Sachs, where he was managing director of the German subsidiary, in 2000, he joined the board of Allianz AG (Allianz SE since 2006). He was primarily responsible for finance and investments. After his appointment to the chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank, he left Allianz. Achleitner is also head of the Exchange Expert Commission.[3]

Membership and honors[edit]

Achleitner is an honorary professor of the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, where he teaches a course in investment banking. Achleitner is also a member of the supervisory boards of Bayer AG, MAN AG and RWE AG. He is a member of the Shareholders' Committee of Henkel AG & Sons.[4] Achleitner is a member of the German federal commission for the German Corporate Governance Code.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ann-Kristin Achleitner, a professor of business at Technische Universität München.


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  2. ^ "Dr. Paul Achleitner". Daimler. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Deutsche Bank's Paul Achleitner to Head Commission FTD says". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Paul M. L. Achleitner". Businessweek. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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