Christian Steffens received an economics degree from the University College of London and started his career as an associate at the S.G. Warburg investment bank. He then continued his career as a director at Merrill Lynch investment bank from 1995 to 1999, when he was appointed executive director at Lehman Brothers. From 2003 to 2007 he founded and served as managing director of Jomodo Limited, a multi-channel e-commerce business. He then became managing director of Sietz and Partner, where he was responsible for consulting on privatizations and stock exchange listing. He joined UniCredit Group in 2008, initially in the role of co-manager of capital markets and then as worldwide manager of the financial institutions division. In addition, he has served as a non-executive director on the Company’s Board of Directors since 2012.