Addressing guests at the opening ceremony of Deutsche Bank’s new Paris office, Jürgen Fitschen, Co-Chief Executive Officer, highlighted the importance of France and its ties with Germany for Europe’s economy and future growth.
Speaking in front of 200 clients from major French and international corporates and financial institutions, Fitschen noted that “the axis between Paris and Berlin is the core of Europe.” He added, “In order to bring Europe forward, France and Germany will need to agree on a wide array of issues”.
Fitschen also underlined the progress made with the Bank’s Strategy 2015+ and its key objective: “We launched Strategy 2015+ to be a leading global client-centric universal bank, supporting society and the economy.”
After 20 years based on the Avenue de Friedland, Deutsche Bank has relocated to a new building, positioning it even closer to many of its key clients and complies with the Bank’s new workplace concept and eco-efficiency objectives. The German Ambassador to France, Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer, also attended the opening event.
In an opening speech, Marc Pandraud, Vice-Chairman and Head of Client Franchise Development – Corporate Finance EMEA, welcomed guests and explained the significant benefits of the move for both clients and employees.
In closing, Bruno Hallak, Chief Country Officer France, said Deutsche Bank was on the right track to strengthen its position as leading foreign bank in France. “The most recent business successes illustrate perfectly the gains in market share across all business lines: Corporate Finance, Markets, Global Transaction Banking and Asset & Wealth Management,” he said.
Guests then visited the Bank’s trading floor and toured the Deutsche Bank art collection on display throughout the new premises.
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