The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) yesterday confirmed the appointment of Jacques Brand as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute, effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Brand currently serves as Global Co-Head of Investment Banking Coverage and Advisory at Deutsche Bank in New York and is a member of the Corporate and Investment Bank Executive Committee. Mr. Brand was elected by AICGS’ Board at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees Tuesday morning in New York City. His appointment was formally announced last night at the Institute’s annual Global Leadership Award dinner honoring Herbert Hainer, CEO of adidas Group. Klaus Kleinfeld, CEO of Alcoa Inc. and an AICGS Trustee, presented the award to Mr. Hainer.
In his new role, Mr. Brand will be leading the Board’s efforts to strengthen the Institute’s mission at a time of increasing importance of the German-American partnership in meeting the challenges of transatlantic and global transformations.
AICGS is a Washington, DC-based organization, founded in 1983, whose mission is to strengthen the German-American relationship in an evolving Europe and changing world. The Institute draws on leaders from the business, political, and academic communities on both sides of the Atlantic to provide knowledge, insights, and networks for the future, producing objective and original analyses of developments and trends in Germany, Europe, and the United States; creating new transatlantic leadership networks; and facilitating dialogue among leaders in these communities to manage differences and shape and promote common interests.
“Jacques joins a long line of Deutsche Bank executives who have been involved in, and supportive of, the Institute for nearly thirty years,” said Dr. Jackson Janes, Executive Director of AICGS. “We’re extremely excited to have Jacques lead the Board of Trustees, and we are confident that his leadership, expertise, and deep business relationships will greatly benefit the Institute.”
Mr. Brand succeeds AICGS Co-Chairmen Fred Langhammer, former CEO of Estée Lauder, and Eugene Sekulow, former Executive Vice President of NYNEX, who have served as Co-Chairmen for the past eleven years. “We are grateful to Jacques for accepting this position, and we have no doubt that we are leaving the Institute’s chairmanship, and the future of AICGS, in very capable and experienced hands,” said Mr. Langhammer. “The Institute has always enjoyed, and benefited from, Board membership that delivers a genuinely global view, and we believe that this tradition will continue under Jacques’ stewardship of the Board of Trustees,” added Mr. Sekulow.
“I am honored and delighted to join my esteemed colleagues on the Board of Trustees at AICGS,” said Brand. “Dedicated thought leadership and analysis of the critical events and issues that shape our world are needed more than ever, and I hope to assist the Institute in its efforts to make sense of the ever-shifting global economic, political, and cultural landscape.”
As Global Co-Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory at Deutsche Bank, Mr. Brand is responsible for directing investment banking and client coverage efforts globally for the Consumer, Financial Sponsors, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Industrials, Media, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming, Technology and Telecom practices. Over the span of his 25-year career, Mr. Brand has advised numerous clients on strategic and capital raising transactions across all global industries.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Brand worked for Lehman Brothers. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and currently serves as a board member of both The Deutsche Bank
Foundation and The Jewish Museum.
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