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New MD at Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH



Close Brothers Asset Finance has appointed Joachim Otto to lead its German business, based in Mainz. Launched in June 2017, the team offers flexible and tailored funding solutions for Mittelstand businesses in the construction, manufacturing and print sectors. 

Joachim, who joins from IKB Leasing, is a Leasing specialist with 30 years’ experience in the industry. His background includes sales and sales management; business development and general management. 

“We are delighted to welcome Joachim to the team,” said Steve Gee, CEO of Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Industrial Equipment Division. “His considerable experience and knowledge of the German Leasing market make him perfectly placed to lead our team and help them continue to grow. 

“Getting someone of Joachim’s calibre to join the team speaks volumes about the progress we have made in Germany and we are looking forward to continuing to make an impact in this key market.”

Joachim added, “This is a great next step in my career and I am looking forward to this new challenge with Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH. The team has made great progress since launching, offering its German customers tailored finance solutions that fit their individual requirements.” 


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