KfW goes through a holistic modernisation process targeted on strategic focus, professionalisation, efficiency and customer orientation. This also includes corporate culture and in 2012 the KfW Executive Board approved a gender balance concept as one key element of this renewal process, which was honoured with the German Human Resources Management Award in 2013. I thank Michael Stuber for his professional support in the design and the adoption of that KfW framework. Michael Stuber combines high technical and methodological expertise with authentic persuasion. With this skill-set he has consistently focused on the alignment of our gender balance concept to the sustainable cultural change process. At the same time, he also recognised requirements in other areas at KfW and hence contributed to a credible integration of gender balance in the overall modernisation.