ARCO Speaker Team

ARCO has five speakers that deal with the bank on behalf of the network. These speaker were last elected in June 2018 by the General Assembly at the 16th national meeting in Boppard (Rhineland Palatinate, Germany):



Maria Strobel

 Maria, born in 1982 in Demmin, Western Pomerania grew up at the foot of the mountain Kyffhaeuser on the border of the German state of Thuringia with Saxony-Anhalt (southern edge of the Harz). She is with Commerzbank since 2002. From the start she was open about her homosexuality and reports throughout only positive experiences. After her professional training in office communication and foreign language correspondence followed by a brief employment with the HR department, she moved on to GS-MO in 2006. She is currently in the department “GS-MO 1.1.3 Change & Business Development“. She prefers to spend her leisure time close to nature and with athletic, culinary and artistic activities. Maria was elected Speaker at the yearly ARCO national meeting in April 2014.


Holger Reuschling

 Holger Reuschling was born 1970 in Giessen (Hesse, Germany).

Inspired by the coming out of the former professional German soccer player Thomas Hitzelsperger in the begining of 2014 Holger got in touch with ARCO for the first time. Since that time he started living out in the bank himself. Holger shared his whole coming out story and his own developing process in a blog within the Forum with the ARCO community. In the German sunday newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" in October 2014 and in the magazine "Spiegel" in Spring 2015 he reported about his outing in the bank as an executive.

Holger started his career with a training in the former Dresdner Bank back in 1989. Since 2001 he was branch manager and leader of the business customer team in the branches of Hanau, Fulda and Bad Homburg for seventeen years. Additionally he worked as a trainer and coach for executives for some years as well. Since January 2018 Holger is working in the process developing with his knowledge as a specialist for sales management in the team of the divisional director for private and business customers in Frankfurt.

In September 2014 he married his partner and they live in Bad Nauheim. Holger has a close relationship to his eighteen-year-old daugther from his first marriage and loves to be a father. For Holger family and friends are very important factors next to his job and hobbies. As a lecturer he is teaching at the Frankfurt School for Finance and Management and another passion of him is music. He is an active singer in the Fassenacht of his hometown Giessen. Holger is part of the speaker team since 2016 and is supporting LGBT-projects within and also out of the bank as a "Rolemodel".


Holger Efken

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Angela Andresen

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Peter Böhm

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