Martin Blessing moves up to the advisory board of payment service provider Unzer. The blessing was, among other things, co-head of wealth management at UBS – and for years, CEO at one of Germany’s most important banks. With Blessing, an internationally renowned and respected leader in the financial sector, is taking over as chairman of the advisory board, the Heidelberg-based company said.
The 59-year-old has held numerous board and management positions during his career. Between 2008 and 2016, Blessing was chairman of the board of Commerzbank. From 2018, he was co-president of UBS Global Wealth Management, a role he relinquished in August 2019. In March of this year, Blessing took over as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danske Bank.
In addition to Martin Blessing, the advisory board includes Rupert Keeley (former managing director of Paypal Europe from 2013 to 2018), Annika Poutiainen (supervisory board member of various companies) and representatives of Unzer’s majority owner KKR. The advisory board is to advise the management on all essential decisions relating to strategy, operations, finance and compliance.