Background

 

I am originally from Germany, but have been living and working in Singapore since 1996. After a successful career in the Finance industry spanning across Europe and Asia within Private Banking and Investment Banking IT, I have launched my own coaching and training company (Success-Coach Asia) in mid 2013. We are helping individuals, entrepreneurs and companies to achieve their goals and fulfil their dreams by providing them the right coaching and training. Our vision is “to put the key to success into your hands”. I also accept public speaking engagements at your event. Please contact me.

I have more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance industry in Private Banking IT and Investment Banking IT. It includes diverse working expertise throughout Europe and Asia, mainly in Business Engineering, Line Management, Project Management, Quality Management and Business Management (COO).

A few of my corporate career highlights include:

  • IB-IT COO APAC (Business Management) at Credit Suisse AG
    Investment Banking-IT COO APAC, responsible for Business Management, Financials (budget, actuals), Project Portfolio Management, Performance Management/KPI’s, Client Relationship Management, HR related topics (e.g. policy compliance, training etc.) across all Product Lines (like Equities, Fixed Income, Client Technology Services, Operations and Support) within Investment Banking IT Asia Pacific
    Main accomplishments
    Bringing Product Lines together as one division instead of silos, ensuring costs stay within budgets and implementing cost cutting measures, implementation of milestone-driven project reporting to increase transparency and client satisfaction, development of an interactive scorecard to measure and analyze KPI’s over time to improve performance
    .
  • Head of Quality and Project Portfolio Management at Credit Suisse AG
    Dual role in Quality Management (quality strategy, planning, audits, metrics) and Project Portfolio Management (prioritization, aggregation of status/issues/risks, financial and budget management)
    Main accomplishments
    CMMi level 3 certification for the department, significant reduction of cost and schedule variances, increase in project delivery capability and reporting
    .
  • Head of Project Management and Business Engineering at Credit Suisse AG
    Head of Project Management and Business Engineering, Competence Centre PB Applications.
    Responsible for a pool of Project Managers and Business Analysts, successfully delivering projects ranging from small enhancements up to multi-year, multi-million dollar datawarehousing projects
    Main accomplishments
    Built up team of project managers and business analysts from scratch, successful delivery of numerous projects, implementation of a new global data warehouse, a multi-year and multi-million dollar global program
    .
  • Head of PWM IT at Deutsche Bank AG
    Heading a team of project managers, business analysts, developers, testers (QA) and production support staff for Private Wealth Management IT.
    Strong track record of delivering projects on time and budget, creation of stable IT environment on core banking platform, implementation and integration of Risk Management and Internet Banking systems
    Main accomplishments
    Providing a stable and secure IT environment for PB IT APAC, successfully leading a growing team in a challenging environment, complete overhaul of core banking system from flat file onto Oracle platform, implementation of new Collateral Monitoring, Customer Relationship Management and Internet Banking systems, establishing and integrating the IT platform for a newly established booking centre in Hong Kong
    .
  • Private Banking officer at Deutsche Bank AG
    3 positions within Deutsche Bank in Private Banking Front Office as a Junior Relationship Manager, in Portfolio Management and PB-IT
    Main accomplishments
    Implemented an in-house core banking platform, achieved Euro and Y2K compliance

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