Brand joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 in New York and most recently has been the Global Head of Investment Banking Coverage & Advisory in the Bank’s Corporate Banking & Securities division. Under Brand’s leadership, Deutsche Bank’s corporate finance market share in the United States increased by 75% since 2008 according to Dealogic.
Brand is Chairman of the Board of the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is a board member of The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation and The Jewish Museum in New York. Brand received an undergraduate degree from Boston University and a graduate degree from Harvard Business School.
Brand succeeds Seth Waugh, 54, who, as announced in February, is stepping-down after over a decade as CEO of the Americas. Waugh will join Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board and become a senior advisor to the Bank and its clients.
Deutsche Bank also announced that it has appointed Bill Woodley, 46, as Deputy CEO of North America. Woodley joined Deutsche Bank in 1998 and most recently has been Global Chief Operating Officer of the Regional Management division, a position that he will retain. Woodley previously served in a variety of roles at the Bank, including as COO of Asia Pacific.
In a joint statement, Jürgen Fitschen and Anshu Jain, Co-Chairmen of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank, said: 'Jacques Brand has a long track-record of outstanding results with the Bank’s stakeholders. With their client-centric approach, Jacques and Bill are the right leadership team to lead our vital North American franchise'.
Fitschen and Jain also said: 'On behalf of the entire Management Board, we thank Seth for his years of service to the Bank'.
Brand said: 'I am excited to take on these broader responsibilities at Deutsche Bank. I look forward to continuing to work with clients, businesses and all our stakeholders while setting the strategic direction for our business in North America'.