Andreas Heinrichs will take over as COO of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, Munich, the Vontobel platform for business in Germany and the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), effective 1 September 2020.
Heinrichs succeeds Bernhard Heye, the former CEO of Bank Vontobel Europe AG, who assumed the role of COO ad interim in mid-December 2019 after his predecessor left the company after eight years.
The trained banker joined Vontobel in 1999 from the private bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie., where he built up the German equity sales and research team during his time in Cologne. He has been a member of Bank Vontobel Europa AG's management board since 2009 and headed the brokerage business.
Following Vontobel's strategic growth decision at the beginning of December to position itself exclusively as a client-focused buy-side investment manager and to discontinue its global brokerage business, Heinrichs will take over the new role based in Munich and Frankfurt as part of this new strategic positioning.