Deutsche Bank appoints group chief risk officer


Deutsche Bank has appointed a group chief risk officer, effective June 1, 2022. Subject to regulatory approvals, he will succeed Stuart Lewis, who in March announced his decision to retire after the Annual General Meeting 2022 after 25 years’ service. 

The new chief risk officer, Olivier Vigneron, will join Deutsche Bank as a senior group director on March 1, 2022. Vigneron is joining Deutsche Bank from Natixis, where he served as chief risk officer since 2020. Having started his career in credit derivatives trading at Goldman Sachs, he has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and held several senior markets and risk management positions across various banks, including three years of service in Deutsche Bank’s structured credit trading business between 2002 and 2005. After stints at UniCredit and BNP Paribas, Olivier Vigneron joined JP Morgan’s credit hybrids trading business in 2008. In 2012 he became Head of model development and capital analysis at JP Morgan, where he was responsible for the global implementation of Basel III advanced capital models.

From 2015 he served as the bank’s chief risk officer for EMEA and firmwide risk executive for market risk, overseeing the bank’s market risk management globally. In this role Vigneron also served on the supervisory board of JP Morgan in Frankfurt and chaired its risk committee. 

Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank, said: “The supervisory board would like to thank Stuart Lewis for his 10 years of outstanding service to the Management Board of Deutsche Bank. Stuart has played a vital role in establishing best-in-class risk controls for our bank and steered Deutsche Bank safely through some very challenging periods. We are pleased that in Olivier Vigneron we have found a strong successor to support Deutsche Bank in maintaining and further developing its robust risk management capabilities. Olivier Vigneron has an exceptional expertise across all risk disciplines and will be a great addition to Deutsche Bank’s management.”

Christian Sewing, CEO of Deutsche Bank, said: “The Management Board and I are pleased to welcome Olivier to Deutsche Bank – in fact, to welcome him back to Deutsche Bank. Having been part of our structured credit business in the early 2000s, Olivier is no stranger to our firm. A stringent and global risk management regime will be of paramount importance for the banking industry in years to come. We are convinced that Olivier brings the global expertise and perspective required to assess and manage all risk types and to maintain Deutsche Bank’s strong track record in risk management.”

Olivier Vigneron said: “Deutsche Bank is one of Europe’s leading financial institutions with a strong global network. I am very much looking forward to working with an outstanding risk management team that has a first-class reputation across the industry.”

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