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Andreas Tautscher


“I spend 150 days a year on the road, so in some respects travel can be a painful memory…”


Andreas is Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Channel Islands and Global Head of Financial Intermediaries


in the world”. Although he was talking about his own struggle, this is also very important in our business lives, where we are seeing constant change. To be effective in managing in a changing environment, we must also embrace it.


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Complete this sentence: I couldn’t live without… A sense of humour. It’s the most


important tool we carry around to help us deal with the stresses and strains of life – particularly business. It’s also a great way to open up a dialogue and put people at ease.


What has been your most memorable travel experience? Travel for me is a major part of my role.


I spend 150 days a year on the road, so in some respects travel can be a painful memory! Prior to working in finance I was a geologist, which


How did you get where you are? Through a combination of hard work and making the most of opportunities


as they came along. I also realised early on that taking the counsel of others who are more experienced and wise than I am is important. What’s more, I agree with the old adage that behind any successful person is a strong partner.


What’s your favourite quote? It’s one from Mahatma Gandhi: “You must be the change you want to see


meant that I got to visit a number of interesting places – but the highlight was Mount Bromo in Indonesia, where I walked across the cinder cone at dawn looking over to the erupting Mount Semeru some 15km away. The combination of the breathtaking scenery and such a clear demonstration of the power of nature will always stay with me.


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Why Guernsey? I have family in Guernsey and it’s where I went to school, so I have a lot of childhood


memories of the island. It now makes a great base for my family and my sons are enjoying growing up here. It’s a great place to work from in my global


role, and although fog can be an occasional nuisance, travelling to wherever I need to be in the world is relatively easy and hassle free.


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Time out… The most important thing I do with my time out is making up for all the time


I am away from my family during the week. This usually involves spending many hours on the sidelines at various sporting events, as my sons are sports mad! Other than that, I have taken up cycling, and


I’ll be competing in the Mauritius 100km cycle race later this year. I also enjoy tinkering with classic cars, which involves going on various tours and rallies.


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