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Chairs of Supervisory Board and Executive Board of KfW

Chairs of the Supervisory Board

Helmut Schmidt
Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KfW 1974/75)

1948 - 1958 Dr Otto Schniewind
1959 - 1973Hermann Josef Abs
From 1974, the respective Federal Minister of Finance was appointed Chair of the Supervisory Board.
1974 - 1975Helmut Schmidt
1975 - 1978Dr Hans Apel
1978 - 1982Hans Matthöfer
1982 Manfred Lahnstein
1982 - 1989 Dr Gerhard Stoltenberg
1989 - 1998 Dr Theo Waigel
1998 - 1999Oskar Lafontaine
1999 - 2003 and 2005Hans Eichel
Since 2004, the respective Federal Minister of Finance and the Federal Minister of Economics are alternately appointed Chair of the Supervisory Board.
2004Wolfgang Clement (BMWA)
2005, 2007 and 2009Peer Steinbrück (BMF)
2006 and 2008Michael Glos (BMWi)
2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017Dr Wolfgang Schäuble (BMF)
2010Rainer Brüderle (BMWi)
2012Dr Philipp Rösler (BMWi)
2014 and 2016Sigmar Gabriel (BMWi)
2017, 2018 and 2020Peter Altmaier (BMF/BMWi)
2018Brigitte Zypries (BMWi)
2019 and 2021Olaf Scholz (BMF)

Speakers and CEOs of the Executive Board

KfW Executive Board
Hermann Josef Abs (Speaker of the Executive Board 1948 -1952) and Dr Günther Bräunig (CEO since 2018)

1949 - 1952Hermann Josef Abs
1952 - 1958Otto Neubaur
1958 - 1971Dr Herbert Martini
1971 - 1973Dr Otto Rieck
1973 - 1979Dr Hermann Müller
1980 Dr Alfred Becker
1980 - 1984 Dr Gerhard Götte1 / Dr Ernst-Günther Bröder2
1984 - 1992 Dr Gerhard Götte1 / Dr Richard Brantner2
1992 - 1995Dr Gert Vogt1 / Dr Richard Brantner2
1995 - 1999Dr Gert Vogt
1999 - 2006Hans W. Reich
2006 - 2008Ingrid Matthäus-Maier
2008 - 2017Dr Ulrich Schröder (CEO)
2018 - 2021Dr Günther Bräunig (CEO)
since 2021Stefan Wintels (CEO)

¹ Overall concerns of the bank

² Business area Financial Cooperation with developing countries

Board of Supervisory Directors

The Board of Supervisory Directors and its committees supervise the conduct of KfW's business and the administration of its assets.

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Executive Board of KfW

The Executive Board conducts the business and administers the assets of KfW.

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