In 2022, our new commitment volume was 13,6 billion euros. Digitalisation and sustainability remained in focus - as in the case of the "Stiftsquelle": The new glass returnable plant of the mineral water producer monitors itself thanks to networking and consumes 30 percent less energy than its predecessor model.
It drives the digital revolution and promotes broadband expansion in NRW.
It promotes environmental protection to further increase the quality of life in NRW.
It brings start-ups to the market and supports growth and innovation in SMEs.
It provides more affordable housing and lively, attractive neighbourhoods.
It brings EU funds to NRW and supports companies in their expansion abroad.
It advises municipalities in NRW and supports them in all their projects.
Portrait of NRW.BANK’s Managing Board Members
Eckhard Forst is Chairman of the Managing Board of NRW.BANK. He is responsible for Human Resources, Legal, Internal Audit as well as Corporate Development. He holds various mandates, including President of the Association of German Public Sector Banks (Bundesverband Öffentlicher Banken Deutschlands e. V.) and member of the Board of Directors of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG.
Gabriela Pantring is Deputy Chairwoman of the Managing Board. She is responsible for Promotional Business Development, Risk Control, Credit Management and Business Support. She is also Board member for the Westphalia-Lippe region. She holds various mandates ,including Vice President of the European Association of Public Banks (EAPB).
Claudia Hillenherms is a member of NRW.BANK's Managing Board. She is responsible for Finance, Promotion Programmes, Information Technology and Services, Governance and Organisation as well as Housing Promotion.
Michael Stölting is a member of the Managing Board and is responsible for Promotion Programme Advisory Services & Customer Service, Capital Markets as well as Equity Finance & Special Finance. He is also Board member for the Rhineland region. Mr Stölting is, among other things, Chairman of the supervisory bodies of WestSpiel and WestLotto as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg.