Christian Toben

Managing Director, Head, Financial Institutions – Emerging Markets, Commerzbank AG

Christian Toben is based in Frankfurt and holds his current position as Head of Financial Institutions (Emerging Markets) since July 2021.

As Regional Head FI Africa, Christian has been leading the FI Sales Team in Frankfurt since 2016 and was also responsible for the activities of our six Representative Offices on the African continent. During this time, he successfully developed the business with financial institutions in Africa. He began his career with Commerzbank in 2001 as a trainee and in 2002 as a Relationship Manager Financial Institutions, before moving to Buenos Aires as a Deputy Representative in 2005. From 2007 to 2016, he was mandated with the setup and management of the Panama Representative Office, which is still responsible for several countries in Central America.

He studied at the Federal University of Recife, Brazil and the University of Bremen (Germany) where he graduated in business administration.