About us

The Association of German Banks represents the interests of the private banks in Germany. These include not only major, international banks but also regional and foreign banks. We have 177 member institutions: 152 banks, 18 fintechs and seven regional associations. The association has around 180 employees in Berlin, Frankfurt and Brussels.

The Association of German Banks in numbers

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180employees
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177member institutions
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18fintechs
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3locations

Structure of the Association of German Banks

The association is led by the four members of the Executive Board. This team consists of the CEO and three members of the Executive Board.

According to our Articles of Association, the Members’ Assembly, Delegates’ Assembly, Board of Directors and Executive Board are our most important committees.

The Members’ Assembly is the supreme governing body of the association. They meet every three years and elect the members of the Delegates’ Assembly. They also make decisions about admitting or excluding member associations, excluding members or dissolving the association altogether.

The Delegates’ Assembly is made up of the delegates elected by the Members’ Assembly   and the chairs of the member associations. They meet every year. Their tasks include electing the Board of Directors and the members of the working committees as well as passing resolutions on amendments to the articles of association. They are also responsible for approving the annual accounts and setting the membership fees.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the members of the Delegates’ Assembly from its midst. The Board is made up of one member of the management boards of each of the big banks, five members of the management boards of regional banks and foreign banks and two members of the management boards of private bankers. The Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks is also a member of the Board of Directors. 

The Presidency is made up of the honorary President and two other members of the Board of Directors. These three individuals are elected from the midst of the Board of Directors. The Presidency comprises one representative each of the big banks, regional banks and private bankers.