As global head of communications, CSR and public affairs at Deutsche Bank, Thorsten Strauss is responsible for Deutsche Bank’s communications, corporate social responsibility and public affairs activities around the world. He joined the bank in March 2012. He gained professional experience as a press officer for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and then as a regional journalist. From 1999 to 2011, he held various management positions at the international media company Bertelsmann and its services division Arvato. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was executive vice president at Bertelsmann, with responsibility for corporate communications, marketing and public affairs.