Interim Manager - Consultant - Project Manager

Interim Manager - Consultant - Project Manager

Work Experience

Career Profile:

For more than 27 years, I have been Managing Director, Division Manager, Interim Manager, Consultant and Project Manager in Private & Corporate Banking and Asset Management. I had the privilege of working successfully with major international and regional banks, global asset managers and financial service companies.

During my career I defined innovative strategies, implemented operating models, developed new business, built & managed teams, directed over 40 strategically important projects & board programs, ran 50 billion € in portfolios and funding strategies, was responsible for retail & corporate clients, investors, rating agencies, auditors and regulators, and negotiated decisions at board level.

Career Highlights:

Chief Investment Officer ⦿ Expanded business into corporate & alternative investment strategies in order to diversify profits and leverage IT and HR capacities
Chief Investment Officer ⦿ Set-up of investments strategies in distressed debt, LBOs & CLOs
Chief Investment Officer ⦿ Improved asset manager rating to CAM2 by improving risk management & systems
General Manager ⦿ Strategy-shift from refinancing partner model to portfolio bank, increased RoE above 15% and reduced CIR below 20%
General Manager ⦿ Set-up of group wide credit treasury, expanded bank‘s funding base into repo & CP as as well as set-up of credit derivative & structured finance business
General Manager ⦿ Implemented bank‘s proprietary credit, market & liquidity risk models, as well as MaRisk, Basel II & MiFID I
Financial Advisor ⦿ Set-up asset management & financial advisory for HNWI
Senior Project Lead ⦿ Leading a board program for a customer-focused innovative core banking strategy for retail & SME, providing end-to-end automation through high digitization and efficient omni-channel approaches.
Senior Project Lead ⦿ Successful implementation of regulatory requirements on capital, liquidity and business continuity planning due to SIFI-regulations on systematically important banks
Interim Manager ⦿ Outsourcing of service centre to India for Group Risk Reporting
Interim Manager ⦿ Unwinding of €10 billion non-strategic assets for Winding-Up Institution
Strategy Consultant ⦿ Strategic business opportunities in private banking with external asset managers in order to diversify income and leverage IT platform
Strategy Consultant ⦿ Definition and implementation of the KPIs for a user-friendly management cockpit of a banking group.


2003 Universität Leipzig: PhD

Thesis: Chaos in Capital Markets: Analysis of DAX, DOW and FTSE with Modern Non-Linear Tools.

Degree: Dr. rer. pol.

2000 ADG Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften: Bank Management Course

Subjects: Bank and People Management, Leadership, §25a KWG BaFin Admission

Degree: Diplomierter Bankbetriebswirt ADG

1991 Westf. Wilhelms-Universität, Münster: Studies of Business Administration

Area of Specialization: Bank Management, Corporate Finance and Tax

Degree: Diplom-Kaufmann (comparable to MBA)


Strategy Strategy definition and execution for Banks & Asset Manager
Business strategy, Target operating Model
Innovation Management & Design Thinking / Sprint
Portfolio, risk& business development strategy
Continuous Process improvement strategies
Regulatory change, its business impact and strategic alternatives
Communication strategy
Asset Liability Strategy / Portfolio Strategy
Business development:
Cost efficiency and cost cutting programs
Business continuity planning

Processes Optimisation of structures and processes for banks & asset manager
Portfolio & asset management
Client relation management (institutional/retail client)
Risk management (i.e. credit-, market-, liquidity-, op risk)
Regulatory compliance, i.e. Basel III, Solv II, EMIR, AIFMD, MiFID, SIB
Process & capacity management, standardisation & automation
Product portfolio optimisation & modularisation
Product Management informations systems, KPI

Interim Management Running companies and business for a limited time up to C-level:
Business development & discontinuing
Strategic repositioning of financial service companies
Change and transformation management
Discontinuing / wind down of non-strategic assets / business units
Risk management and regulatory compliance
Communication and stakeholder reporting initiatives

Project management Senior project managing & leading board initiatives:
Senior lead for board initiatives & projects for business strategy, Target operating models, portfolio, risk, process & capacity management
Senior lead for projects in regCompliance
Stakeholder & expectation management
Project steering & – controlling (budget, scope, people & time)


German Mother Tongue
English fluently
French basics


Communication ⦿ Extensive industry networks ⦿ Moderating & presenting at industry events, board meetings & conferences ⦿ Liaising with clients, investors, rating agencies, regulators, & other stakeholders ⦿ Author in European journals
Directing & Oversight ⦿ People & conflict management ⦿ Motivating & empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds ⦿ Facilitating & conducting effective decision-making ⦿ Execution on time, scope & budget
Organising & Coordination ⦿ Building & delivery of corporate, sales, investment & risk strategies ⦿ Innovative & strategic thinking ⦿ Process improvements