Sparkasse Essen

The Sparkasse Essen was founded in November 1840 and opened for business in 1841. It is an institution under public law. Its legal basis are the North Rhine-Westphalian Sparkassen Act and the statutes laid down by its Supervisory Board. Its governing bodies are the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management.

Sparkasse Essen offers a full range of banking services and is the leading provider of retail banking and corporate banking services in the city of Essen. Total assets of more than EUR 9,1 billion (End of 2020) make Sparkasse Essen the eight biggest Sparkasse in North Rhine-Westphalia and place it among the top thirty Sparkassen in the nationwide Sparkassen rankings published by DSGV, the German Sparkasse Association.

Sparkasse Essen is committed to local people and companies. It actively participates in working groups and associations and provides impulses for the local economy. In this way, the institute contributes to the future viability and innovative strength of the region. Furthermore many initiatives in the areas of sport, culture and social projects are regularly supported by Sparkasse Essen.

Operating more than 30 branches and four corporate banking centers, Sparkassen Essen has the most densely knit network for financial services and financial advice in Essen. In 2020 this was achieved by 1,291 employees. Sparkasse Essen is also one of the most important providers of dual-vocational education in the region.

Since early nineties, Sparkasse Essen has been promoting and advising projects of Deutsche Sparkassenstiftung für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (DSIK) with focus on South East Asia. In this context, it is currently represented by 2 main contact persons:

Mr. Enno Söllner holds a degree in economics and has been with Sparkasse Essen since 2002. After holding positions in the board secretariat, marketing, and media sales, he has been responsible for sales management for private and corporate customer business since 2016. This includes sales strategy, controlling, product management, contact and distribution channel management, and internet branch. In 2021, he was appointed as a deputy representative of the Board of Management.

Since 2011, he has been contributing his expertise to DSIK work - primarily in the South East Asia partner project but also in other parts of the world.

Mr. Klaus Remmer is a qualified banker with a complementary degree in business administration. For the last 15 years of his professional life, he was managing director of a subsidiary of Sparkasse Essen with up to 100 employees. 

Since 1997, in addition to his job, he has been a consultant for financial institutions in developing and emerging countries, focusing on strategy and organization. Since the beginning of 2020 he is retired and uses the gained time for an even more intensive support of partners; especially in South and Southeast Asia.

DSIK would like to thank Sparkasse Essen and its representatives for their support. We look forward to further cooperation.

Deutsche Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation e.V.
Simrockstraße 4, 53113 Bonn

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