He gained broad experience in commercial and investment banking while working for HypoVereinsbank, Munich (now UniCredit) from 1974-2007 in a number of senior executive managerial positions in Germany, Luxembourg and Poland. From 2007-2009 he served as CFO and COO of UniCredit Market & Investment Banking Poland, based in Warsaw. While at HypoVereinsbank he gained significant experience in Corporate Development and strategic M&A and was responsible for numerous corporate transactions with a focus on financial institutions in Germany, Austria, the UK, Russia and the CIS, as well as managing strategic partnerships and ownership in various investments. His Board experience in Russia includes Banca Intesa Russia, International Moscow Bank (now UniCredit) and a leading Russian packaging company. Since 2009 Mr. Grasse has served on various bank boards in Russia, Central Asia and the EU as an independent director on behalf of international financial institutions and institutional investors. Currently Mr. Grasse is a member of Advisory board of Specta-Group AG (Zug/Switzerland and Moscow/Russian Federation), Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banca Transilvania S.A. (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and B.C. "VICTORIABANK" S.A. (Republic of Moldova, Chisinau) and Managing Partner of ROMOTO GmbH (Munich, Germany).
Thomas Grasse was delegated to the Bank's Supervisory Board by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Member of the Bank's Supervisory Board since March 31, 2014.