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Thomas Ignatzi is a Board Member with responsibility for leading and developing the business. Thomas is a banker by profession and holds a Ph.D. in Banking Law. Previously, he held senior positions with leading corporate and investment banks, working in the Asia-Pacific region. After returning to Germany, Thomas joined Deutsche Leasing as Managing Director where he was responsible for all sales activities covering 23 countries. Later, Thomas was appointed to the Management Board of IKB Leasing in charge of Treasury, Legal and Compliance.
Alexandra Lombard is a Director focusing on the Art Financing business. Working closely with clients, she structures transactions, including the most complex deals, and drives corporate development initiatives. Previously, Alexandra worked as Vice President at Rothschild Private Wealth in Zurich and in Equity Derivatives and Structured Products at Société Générale in Zurich, Paris and New York. Alexandra holds a French-German double diploma in International Management from ESCE Paris.
Marcus Kruber is Head of Credit and has been working for Westend Bank since 2010. Previously he was a Director at Bankhaus Oswald Kruber. Marcus has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Berlin.
Shirin Marquart heads up the Art Finance department, which she established for the bank. Previously she was responsible for the German offices of Phillips de Pury & Company and worked as the director of a Swiss gallery. Shirin holds a degree in Cultural Economics from the University of Passau.
Jan Engel is Director of Classic Car Financing working closely with classic car dealers and collectors. Previously he was the Head of Sales at Classic Trader, an international online platform for buying and selling classic vehicles. Throughout his life, Jan has been a classic car enthusiast. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Freie Universität Berlin.
Rainer Hagedorn is Director of Sales for Real Estate Financing with responsibility for appraising real estate projects and implementing financing processes. He has 28 years of experience in the finance and real estate industries, with particular expertise in structured financing for residential projects. Previously, he worked in senior sales and management positions for several German and international insurance companies.