The Management Board is responsible for the management of the Bank and works with HSH Nordbank’s other corporate bodies and with the employees’ representatives on a basis of mutual trust in the Bank’s best interests. It defines the Bank’s strategic alignment in consultation with the Supervisory Board. The Chairman of the Management Board represents the Management Board as a collegial body, presides over its meetings and coordinates its work. The Management Board largely met once a week during the period under review. The members of the Management Board are jointly responsible for running the Bank’s business. Their duties and responsibilities are laid down in the Rules of Procedure for the Management Board, as supplemented by the business allocation plan.