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Board of Supervisory Directors and its Committees

The Board of Supervisory Directors and its committees supervise the conduct of the bank's business and the administration of its assets. The main tasks for which it holds responsibility are the appointment and dismissal of members of the Executive Board, the approval of the financial statements as well as the planning and selection of the auditor to be appointed by the Supervisory Authority.

Members of the Board of Supervisory Directors

Chair of the Board of Supervisory Directors:

Christian Lindner
Federal Minister of Finance

Deputy Chair:

Dr Robert Habeck
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Further members are:

Annalena Baerbock
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs

Katharina Beck
Member of the German Bundestag

Dr André Berghegger
Member of the German Bundestag

Volker Bouffier
Minister President of the State of Hesse (retired)

Dr Andreas Dressel
Senator for Finance of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Robert Feiger
Chair of the German Trade Union Construction-Agriculture-Environment (IG Bau)

Tanja Gönner
CEO and Director General of the Federation German Industries (BDI)

Gerald Heere
Minister of Finance of the State of Lower Saxony

Professor Dr Hans-Günter Henneke
Managing Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Districts

Reiner Hoffmann
Chair of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) (retired)

Dr Bruno Hollnagel
Member of the German Bundestag (retired)

Harald Hübner
Ministerial Director at the Bavarian State Ministry of Finance and for Regional Identity

Verena Hubertz
Member of the German Bundestag

Dr Dirk Jandura
President of the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services

Andrea Kocsis
Deputy Chair of ver.di - United Services Trade Union

Stefan Körzell
Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB)

Ulrich Lange
Member of the German Bundestag

Steffi Lemke
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Rainer Neske
Chair of the Board of Managing Directors of Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW)

Cem Özdemir
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Dr Marcus Optendrenk
Minister of Finance of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr Bettina Orlopp
Deputy Chair of the Board of Managing Directors of commerzbank AG

Dr Hans-Walter Peters
President of the Federal Association of German Banks (BdB) (retired)

Achim Post
Member of the German Bundestag

Daniel Quinten
Member of the Board of Managing Directors of the National Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR)

Michael Richter
Minister of Finance of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

Joachim Rukwied
President of the German Farmers' Association (DBV)

Frank Schäffler
Member of the German Bundestag

Helmut Schleweis
President of the German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)

Svenja Schulze
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Holger Schwannecke
Secretary General of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts and Small Business (ZDH)

Diemtar Strehl
Senator for Finance of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Dr Martin Wansleben
Chief Executive of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

Dr Kai H Warnecke
President Haus & Grund Germany

Dr Volker Wissing
Federal Minister for Digital and Transport

As of January 2023

Commitees of KfW's Board of Supervisory Directors

Further information

Mission and tasks

Law Concerning KfW and KfW Bylaws.

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Chairs of Supervisory Board and Executive Board of KfW

Chairs of the Supervisory Board and Speakers of the Executive Board of KfW since 1948.

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Contact

KfW Group

Palmengartenstrasse 5-9

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

+49 69 7431-2944