Deutsche Bank announced Karen Kuder has been appointed general counsel and global head of its legal department with immediate effect. The move comes roughly a week after the bank announced it was mutually parting ways with former General Counsel Florian Drinhausen.
Kuder has been with Deutsche Bank for nearly 30 years, first joining in 1992. Her experience includes proprietary mergers & acquisitions and as a senior advisor to the bank’s German corporate client business. In 2018, she became chief governance officer with global responsibility for the bank’s governance framework.
On April 29, Deutsche Bank announced Drinhausen would leave the company on May 31. The legal department was temporarily managed directly by designated Chief Legal Officer Stefan Simon. Kuder resumes control and will report to Simon.