Jochen Sanio

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Jochen Sanio (born January 29, 1947 in Hameln ) is the former President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ( BaFin ).


After studying law in Berlin and Geneva , Sanio passed the first state examination in 1971 and the second state examination in 1974 and then joined the Federal Banking Supervisory Office (BAKred), where he initially worked in the legal department, then head of the KWG policy department, and headed it in 1991 of the policy department, vice-president in 1995 and finally president of BAKred in 2000.

After the BAKred was merged with the Federal Supervisory Office for Insurance (BAV) and the Federal Supervisory Office for Securities Trading (BAWe) to form the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), he became President of BaFin. As a result, the office of President was upgraded from grade B 7 to B 10 . In 2003 he gave up his membership in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision , which since then has been BaFin's First Director responsible for banking supervision.

In 2006 allegations were made against him that he had not set up BaFin's internal control system sufficiently, which could lead to embezzlement of several million euros. Regardless of this, Jochen Sanio remained in office.

As a consequence of this, the Bundestag and Bundesrat decided in 2007 to change the decision-making structures of BaFin: In April 2008, Sanio was assigned a board of directors, which has been the head of BaFin since then.

Sanio is said to have urged the Frankfurt-based BHF-Bank in summer 2009 to provide the Cologne-based private bank Sal. Oppenheim with a loan of 100 million euros. A preliminary investigation was opened in 2014 and closed in 2015 by the Cologne public prosecutor's office.

Sanio is a member of the SPD .

His successor was Elke König on January 1, 2012 .

Web links


  1. manager-magazin September 10, 2006: BaFin boss Sanio comes under pressure
  2. manager-magazin April 18, 2006: Head of the BaFin division under suspicion of bribery
  3. manager-magazin April 19, 2006: The civil servant who loved luxury
  4. ^ Document of Failure . In: Der Spiegel . No. 37 , 2006 ( online - 11 September 2006 ).
  5. Handelsblatt, Sept. 14, 2006, pp. 24-25
  6. Tagesschau November 24, 2006: Chief Financial Supervisor remains in office ( archive)
  7. Law to modernize the supervisory structure of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Supervisory Structure Modernization Act)
  8. Harald Freiberger: Public prosecutors are investigating ex-bank supervisor Sanio. In: . August 12, 2014, accessed October 13, 2018 .
  9. Unfaithfulness allegation: Investigations against ex-BaFin boss Sanio stopped , Der Spiegel