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Former Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Bank Joins Macro Hive’s Board

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Dr Josef Ackermann, former CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Bank, will join Macro Hive’s advisory board to provide strategic guidance.

During his time at Deutsche Bank, Dr Ackermann led the organisation into the top ranks of the world’s investment banks and steered it safely through the epochal financial crisis that broke out in 2007. Meanwhile, as Chairman of the Institute of International Finance (IIF), the global association of banks, he was instrumental in solving this crisis and the ensuing debt crisis in the Eurozone.

After his time at Deutsche Bank, Dr Ackermann was Chairman of the Board of Directors at Zurich Insurance Group (2012/2013) and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bank of Cyprus (2014-2019).

Besides his long career in banking, Dr Ackermann has held numerous mandates, among them Ranking Member of the Board of Directors at Royal Dutch Shell plc, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Siemens AG, Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board at the World Economic Forum, Member of the Board of Directors at Investor AB and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board.

‘Dr Ackermann is a true statesman of the financial industry. He has led some of the world’s most influential organisations and helped guide policymakers through some of its most difficult episodes. To this day, Dr Ackermann is heavily sought after for his unique perspective on the financial industry and global issues. Macro Hive is therefore honoured to have Dr Ackermann join our Board of Advisors. He will help guide us on our journey to becoming the most trusted independent voice in financial markets,’ said Bilal Hafeez, founder and CEO of Macro Hive.

‘We’re very excited to have Dr Ackermann join the Macro Hive family. His breadth of experience in the financial industry will be instrumental to Macro Hive’s ambitious growth plans. He will also play a critical role in expanding Macro Hive’s client footprint ‘ said Andrew Simon, co-founder and President of Macro Hive. 

‘I’ve followed Macro Hive for several years, and I have been impressed by the quality of their work and their client base. In today’s turbulent times, both institutional and private investors will need a trusted source to help make critical investment decisions. I believe Macro Hive is well placed to be that source. I look forward to helping Macro Hive deepen its product offering and expand its client base,’ said Dr Ackermann.

The addition of Dr Ackermann to our Advisory Board comes alongside the recent addition of former Microsoft Treasurer and CIO Tahreem Kampton.

Macro Hive is a leading independent provider of global macro and financial market research, and a digital financial media firm. Its worldwide user base spans 160 countries with clients at over 1,000 different institutions, from financial firms and international corporations to government bodies and universities. Macro Hive aims to provide both retail and institutional investors with a trusted platform to discover the best investment ideas in an accessible form.

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