Wulf Matthias


Wulf Matthias

My early interest in painting and drawing came to an unfortunate end as a pupil upon graduating from Goethe Gymnasium in Frankfurt am Main’s musical department with art as my main subject.

Due to private reasons, I wasn’t able to effectuate my career goal of being an architect; however, as a banker, through the support of a variety of projects for formative art and music, I stayed connected and true to my artistic interests.

Of special importance to me is the realization of the Salzburg art project, “Art in public space”, and membership in the advisory body of the Foundation for Art and Culture e.V in Bonn.

Beyond that, for instance, I could implement sponsor projects for the Schirn Art Gallery in Frankfurt, the Villa Schöningen in Berlin, as well as the support of opera projects at the Frankfurt Opera.

In the future, I look forward to the execution of new projects in Salzburg with the Salzburg Foundation. Salzburg, as a World Cultural Heritage city, remains one of the most meaningful platforms for outstanding international contemporary artists.


* 9. December 1944

Art Abitur at Goethe Gymnasium, Frankfurt
Study of business economics (Dipl.-Kfm.) and
political economics at the University of Würzburg, Mainz und Frankfurt

Career history:
1972 – 1979 – Chase Manhattan Bank N. A., Frankfurt / New York / Munich, Management Trainee, Corporate Finance and Credit Officer
1979 – 1980 – Porsche Design, Salzburg (Austria), deputy chief executive (special project for Porsche family)
1980 – 1984    Chase Bank AG, head of branch Munich / Division Manager Automotive and Aerospace Industries Frankfurt
1984 – 2001    Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA, Frankfurt / Cologne, chief representative, head of private customer department chief executive Oppenheim Vermögenstreuhand GmbH (Family Office)
2001 – 2011    Credit Suisse (Germany) AG, Frankfurt, member of the executive board, head of Private Investment Office, care for large assets
2011 – 2013    Bank J. Safra Sarasin (Germany) AG, Frankfurt, Managing Director, UHNWI-Division, care for large assets
2014    M.M. Warburg & CO, Frankfurt, Senior Advisor

Deufol S. E. – member of the administrative board
Wirecard AG – executive board AR
Wirecard Bank AG – executive board AR

Intl. Salzburg Association, Salzburg – member of the executive board
Salzburg Foundation, Salzburg – vice president
Foundation for Art and Culture e. V., Bonn – member of the advisory board
Salzburg Association of Friends and Patrons of Museum der Moderne – vice president