Moving chairs on the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Fürstlich Castell'sche Bank in Würzburg: With Christian Hille, the bank loses a capital market expert hired by the fund company DWS in 2020, who only moved up to the Management Board at the beginning of 2023 and restructured and expanded asset management. The bank cites personal reasons.

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According to information from the F.A.Z., the 52-year-old Hille wants to start his own business with his own asset management boutique. Hille's duties on the Management Board will also be taken over by Thomas Rosenfeld, who actually joined Castell-Bank from BW Bank in mid-2021 as designated Spokesman of the Management Board. However, Ingo Mandt, who moved from Chairman of the Supervisory Board to the position of Spokesman of the Board of Management in spring 2021, is still at the helm. Quite successfully: In 2022, Castell-Bank achieved a net profit of 4.1 million euros (previous year: 5.1 million euros).

Change in the Supervisory Board

There are also changes in the supervisory board in the bank, which was founded in 1774 and belongs to the two families of Ferdinand Fürst zu Castell-Castell and Otto Fürst zu Castell-Rüdenhausen. Jan Bettink, former CEO of Berlin Hyp and successor to Mandt as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Castell Bank since April 2021, has now resigned from this post at the age of 68. His successor is an old acquaintance in Frankfurt: lawyer Christoph Schücking, 71 years old, until recently chairman of the supervisory board of the Metzler bank thanks to his connections to the Bonames line of the von Metzler family.

With the decreasing importance of the Bonames branch of the family, the former DZ Bank CEO Wolfgang Kirsch von Schücking has now taken over as chairman of the supervisory board at Metzler Bank. Parallel to his time at Metzler-Bank, he had also been a member of the Supervisory Board of Castell-Bank since 2012. 33-year-old Jessica Holzbach, co-founder of the digital payment service provider Penta, which specializes in small and medium-sized enterprises, has joined Bettink's supervisory board.