Oliver Santen

Member of the Management Board and Head of Communications at Bundesverband deutscher Banken (Association of German Banks)

So far, Oliver has worked half of his professional life in journalism and the other half in communications.

Currently, he is Member of the Management Board and Head of Communications at the Association of German Banks. Before taking over this role in Berlin, Oliver worked at Siemens AG global headquarters in Munich and Berlin as global Head of Media Relations, as well as Head of Public Relations and Technology Media and headquarters Communications Business Partner for the Asia / Pacific region.

Oliver learned his journalistic skills at BILD Zeitung, Europe´s largest newspaper, where he worked for more than ten years in Hamburg and Berlin, thereof seven years heading the newspaper’s business department. His first job in communications was with global Insurer and Asset Manager Allianz Group, where he served as spokesperson.

Oliver grew up in Bavaria and enjoys living in Germany´s capital Berlin, right around the corner from where the Berlin Wall used to divide the city and its people for almost three decades.