Since May 2012 Bastian is Head Business Strategy Investment Banking and IB Innovation at Commerzbank’s Investment Banking Division, Corporates & Markets (C&M) in Frankfurt. In this role, he and his team analyse innovation and digitalisation potentials in Investment Banking and form the interface to Commerzbank’s Group-wide Venture Capital activities. Prior to this, he was Executive Assistant to the Board Member responsible for Investment Banking at Commerzbank for 2 years. Bastian started his professional career at Credit Suisse in the M&A department. Bastian studied at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in Boston.