Manager Strategy Consulting for Financial Services
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Adaptable, efficient, motivated 29 year old with a first class degree Masters in Finance & Management from the University of St. Andrews. Currently a Manager for Accenture Strategy, focussed on consulting the financial sector consulting (especially with regards to digitalizing banks) in Frankfurt.
Recent financial sector consulting history includes (among others) digital strategy development, corporate portal design, robotics process automation and fintech analysis.
Earlier financial sector consulting history: M&A-, Rightsizing- and regulatory compliance projects with a wide range of financial institutions (including one of the 2 largest German retail banks). Front-line experience managing intra-corporate political interests, high management attention and intense oversight by regulatory authorities. Solutions implemented covered on projects included strategic, organisational and procedural aspects spanning across multiple business divisions.
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Supported the investment managers and the research department in the oldest Private Equity House in Germany. This internship provided the perfect combination of a fast-paced work environment and hardworking people. In December of 2011 a target company I had worked on was successfully acquired.
After attaining the required Sani A and B certificates, I worked as an unpaid paramedic for the German Red Cross when not travelling.
Having finished my dissertation a month ahead of schedule, I decided to volunteer at a nearby charity shop. This entailed staffing the till, sorting donated items and helping customers.
Wanting to continue working throughout university and experiencing as many different jobs as possible, I applied to be the night porter for one of the university's owned halls of residence. For three nights a week, I was the night porter to McIntosh Hall - letting in residents and keeping out unwanted guests while enjoying all the strange happenings I was witness to.
During my four weeks at Clifford Chance, I was introduced to Facility Agreements and got to grips with Islamic (non-haram) financing.
Spent four weeks in Morgan Stanley's Frankfurt Offices working in the Structured Retail Products department working the long hours expected of this sector.
Through my interest in environmental issues I managed to land a job helping out on all aspects of running an organic farm in its early stages.Though my tasks were manual, the interesting conversations I had with my employer, Mrs. Huson (a practising barrister and amazing cook), provided me with a very enjoyable work atmosphere. Weeding vegetable beds or spreading fertilizer provided a very humbling contrast to reading law books and made for very relaxing work.
Selected by a University of Sheffield Law Professor to research the legislative and legal aspects of reproductive and therapeutic cloning.
Not being proficient in Dutch limited my choices of employment to driving a forklift at a local supermarket during the night-time.
As part of Skills for Work Certificate I decided to join the University's Technical Services Committee (TSC), responsible for setting up Union events and clubs.
During an eight week period I was familiarized with the various tasks and responsibilities of a legal professional. This entailed being talked through the bread and butter of a lawyer’s trade (legal correspondence, contracts, decisions and shareholder reports) and following the course of several cases and disputes.
- Fluent in German, English, French and Spanish
- can program HTML / CSS
- White belt in Jujitsu
- Orange belt in shotakan Karate
- Yellow belt in Taekwando
- running (training for a full marathon by 2011)
- rock climbing (completed a 7a in France)
- travelling (48,000km by car in 252 days during sabbatical year)
- appeared in the local newspaper
- Accenture-INSEAD Online Strategy Programme (Module 1 of 3)
- "How to make your pitch stand out to investors" by Karan Dehghani via teachable.com
- Accenture Banking Certification
- Winning team of the Startup Weekend Mittelhessen
- "15.390.1x Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?" by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) & edX
- "TW3421x: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management" by University of Delft & edX
- Six sigma green belt
- PRINCE 2 Foundation certificate
- MS Project certification
- Deutsche Bank "Meet the Challenge" Competition
- Ernst & Young Win/Win Think Social Competition
- Full Skydiving A License
- PADI Open Water Scuba Diving License
- Paramedic (German Red Cross) A and B
- Gold (200hr) MV Volunteering Award
- Maritime & Inland sport boating pilot's licence
- Elementary Arabic Certificate
- Certificate in Career Development (Management)
-Skills for Work Certificate (recognition of over 100 hours spent volunteering)
-Fully clean drivers licence
-UK Senior Mathematical Challenge Silver Certificate
-Oxford Advanced Studies Program:
Creative Writing ACalculus BC: A+Chemistry: A-
-Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (Nivel Superior)
-IB French B Initio: 6
Result: First/Distinction with MX Certificate in Career Development
Attained Grade for Taught Programme: Distinction
Attained Grade for Dissertation: 19/20 - Distinction
Dissertation Topic: Righteous Returns? Examining Sukuk and the Performance of Islamic Bond Funds
More information on the University of St.Andrews can be found under:
includes one exchange semester at:
Tilburg University August –December of 2007
Unfortunately my LLB degree has now been replaced with a four year European and International Law Course, so a course description for the E.C.I. LLB no longer exists.
More information on the University of Sheffield can be found under:
30ECTS Credits (avg. result = 8.3/10)
4 Master Law Subjects:
European Competition Law = 8.0 Global Justice = 7.5 International Relations in Historical Perspective = 8.5 EU as an International Actor = 9.0
& 1 Undergraduate Psychology Subject
More information on Tilburg University can be found under:
-Frankfurt International School
◊Bilingual IB Diploma: 36 points
English A1 HL: 6 German A2 HL: 6Physics HL: 5Math Methods: 6
History SL: 6Chemistry SL: 5 EE/TOK Bonus: 2
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For three years, I spent a few weeks each summer in Metz at a school for French natives who had not passed their grade (i.e. summer school). Being the only German there meant I had to speak and write French all the time, especially as all classes were taught in French. In the end, this time was invaluable towards my passing of the French AB Initio in 2004.
My eighth grade I spent in a boarding school in Madrid. At first I did not really warm to the prospect of leaving friends and family, but once I had made friends with the local Spanish students, the year went by very quickly. Being one of only four non-Spanish citizens attending meant that I had to work extra hard to pass the completely Spanish taught 2° de ESO (the equivalent of eighth grade). Thanks to this year, I managed to pass the Cervantes Diploma on my first try and get a real tan for the first time.