#digifin22 | 1 & 2 June 2022


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Speakers

 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Marco Adelt
Dr Marco Adelt
COO & Co-Founder
CLARK
Digifin22 | Speaker: Marco Adelt

Dr Marco Adelt

COO & Co-Founder
CLARK

Marco is a co-founder and COO of CLARK. He has nine years of experience in management consulting: In more than 50 projects, he supported leading insurance companies and financial sales organizations in strategic changes. Marco is a trained business lawyer and holds a doctorate in business administration. As an insurance broker, he also personally advised private and commercial clients for several years and learned the trade from scratch 20 years ago.

digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Markus Ampenberger
Dr Markus Ampenberger
Partner and Associate Director
BCG
digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Markus Ampenberger

Dr Markus Ampenberger

Partner and Associate Director
BCG

Dr Markus Ampenberger is a Partner and Associate Director based in BCG's Munich office with focus on payments and transaction banking. He is advising banks, specialized payment providers and FinTechs on strategy, transformation and digitization.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Chris Bartz
Chris Bartz
CEO & Co-Founder
Elinvar
Digifin22 | Speaker: Chris Bartz

Chris Bartz

CEO & Co-Founder
Elinvar

Chris Bartz is CEO & Co-Founder of Elinvar and responsible for Elinvar’s strategic development. His goal is to build sustainable partnerships with impact. Be it at Bitkom, Bankenverband or the Digital Finance Forum at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Chris advocates for a strong ecosystem for fintech and digital banking as well as the benefits of digitalization.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Paul Becker
Paul Becker
CEO & Co-Founder
re:cap
Digifin22 | Speaker: Paul Becker

Paul Becker

CEO & Co-Founder
re:cap

Paul is CEO and co-founder of re:cap, a digital funding platform for companies of the subscription economy. In this role, Paul is responsible for strategy, commercial direction and investor relations of the company. Prior to launching re:cap, Paul co-founded the digital wealth management platform LIQID, today Europe’s leading wealth tech for affluent clients managing more than 1.7 bn EUR, and led it for over three years. He had also co-founded the fintech consultancy firm &do, with which he occasionally invests in early-stage startups. Paul holds a degree in Computer Science and Business Management.

digifin22 | Speaker: Muhamad Chahrour
Muhamad Said Chahrour
CFO
flatexDEGIRO
digifin22 | Speaker: Muhamad Chahrour

Muhamad Said Chahrour

CFO
flatexDEGIRO

GROUP CFO, DEGIRO CEO

flatexDEGIRO | since August 2015

Developed a German online brokerage hidden champion into the leading pan-European and publicly-listed retail financial supermarket, growing the market capitalization of the company during my tenure by more than € 2 billion

 

GLOBAL HEAD OF FINANCE

Lamudi, a Rocket Internet Venture | July 2014 – August 2015

Responsibility for the strategic and operational financial management of a real estate classifieds platform operating in nine Asian and Latin American countries, including various funding rounds and M&A activities

 

M&A – REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

pwc Germany | May 2011 – August 2011 and March 2013 – July 2014

Transaction and financing advisory services in various real estate share and asset deals with a total transaction volume of more than € 2 billion

 

M&A – CORPORATE ADVISORY GROUP

UBS Germany | September 2012 – February 2013

M&A deal preparation and assistance of two transactions with a transaction volume of more than € 100 million as well as research and analysis of various industries in the context of sector analysis reports

Digifin22 | Speaker: Sascha Dewald
Sascha Dewald
Senior Vice President Retail Banking
Deutsche Kreditbank
Digifin22 | Speaker: Sascha Dewald

Sascha Dewald

Senior Vice President Retail Banking
Deutsche Kreditbank

Sascha Dewald is Senior Vice President Retail Banking of Deutsche Kreditbank AG, DKB and member of the board at Payments Europe, an association of global and European card-based payment solutions providers created to strengthen the voice of the industry.. Before his recent position, Sascha managed FinReach (now finleap connect) as CEO. FinReach is a Berlin-based Fintech company that develops digital solutions for financial services that unify industry knowledge with technical know-how and a product-centric thinking. Furthermore, he co-founded Paylogic Germany in 2010 and sold it four years later. Paylogic is a ticketing company for music, culture and sports organiser with a very innovative and technology driven approach. Currently, he is member of the Mastercard supervisory board and board member of the FinTech and Banking working group of BITKOM e.V. Aside from his businesses, he serves as a mentor, advisor, coach and Angel to upcoming digital entrepreneurs. 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Roland Folz
Dr Roland Folz
CEO
Solarisbank
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Roland Folz

Dr Roland Folz

CEO
Solarisbank

Dr Roland Folz is Chief Executive Officer of Solarisbank AG (since February 2017). Roland has over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector, with additional senior management expertise in the mobility and telecoms industries. He joined Solarisbank from Deutsche Bank, where he spent almost eight years in various regional and global CFO responsibilities. Prior to Deutsche Bank he held executive roles within the T-Com/T-Home division for Deutsche Telekom AG and was CEO of DaimlerChrysler Bank AG. As Co-CEO of Direkt Anlage Bank AG, Roland expanded Germanys first discount broker into 6 European countries, eventually taking the company public in 1999.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Hermann Fried
Hermann Fried
MD & Chief Insurance Officer
Bsurance
Digifin22 | Speaker: Hermann Fried

Hermann Fried

MD & Chief Insurance Officer
Bsurance

Hermann has over 20 years' insurance experience covering a diverse range of insurance sectors including health, life, and property and casualty, with a keen focus on sales.

In the dual role of Managing Director & Chief Insurance Officer, Hermann leads key business operations alongside product development, regulatory requirements and insurance operations.

Hermann started his career at the Wiener Städtische Insurance Group, where he held various management positions before being appointed to the board of directors in 2016 where he oversaw responsibility for marketing, sales, advertising, and property insurance.

Hermann has an MBA in the field of Business Administration and Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business and did training in digital insurance at Oxford University and Chicago University.

 

digifin21 | Speaker: Katharina Gehra
Katharina Gehra
Co-Founder
Immutable Insight
digifin21 | Speaker: Katharina Gehra

Katharina Gehra

Co-Founder
Immutable Insight

Katharina Gehra belongs to the “Top 40 under 40” - a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Furthermore, Katharina Gehra has been nominated as expert on the subject of blockchain for parliamentary hearings at the German Bundestag.
Katharina Gehra is the Co-Founder of Immutable Insight, an innovative German start-up that delivers 100% reliable insights on blockchain in real time for traders and investors and a new era of advanced compliance. She is also a supervisory board member at the Fürstlich Castell'sche Bank. She uses her entrepreneurial passion as an active early stage investor. Previously she has been the CEO of Interritus Limited and a supervisory board member at Kommunalkredit Austria AG. Before her career in the private equity industry, she worked as a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group and Commerzbank AG. She holds a MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Wolff Graulich
Dr Wolff Graulich
CEO
Eucon Digital
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Wolff Graulich

Dr Wolff Graulich

CEO
Eucon Digital
Digifin22 | Speaker: Peter Grosskopf
Peter Grosskopf
Co-Founder & CTO
Unstoppable Finance
Digifin22 | Speaker: Peter Grosskopf

Peter Grosskopf

Co-Founder & CTO
Unstoppable Finance

Peter is Co-Founder and CTO at Unstoppable Finance GmbH a Berlin based company with the mission to empower people around the world to access, interact with and unlock financial opportunities of the decentralized economy. Before he was CTO and MD at Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange, the first regulated digital asset exchange in Germany. Before he was CTO and co-founder at solarisBank. Peter has a technology and entrepreneurial background. In 2008 he founded a software engineering consultancy out of university and grew it to profitability. In 2014 he came to Berlin to join the company builder Hitfoxgroup and Finleap that focuses on fintech as CTO. Blockchain and decentralization fascinates him from the moment he got in touch at the end of 2016. Since then he has shaped the vision to bring decentralized finance to reality.

digifin21 | Speaker - Kevin Hackl
Kevin Hackl
Digital Banking & Financial Services
Bitkom
digifin21 | Speaker - Kevin Hackl

Kevin Hackl

Digital Banking & Financial Services
Bitkom
Kevin Hackl is responsible for Digital Banking & Financial Services at Bitkom. In his role, he furthers the digitization of the Payment, Banking, and FinTech eco system and leads the lobbying efforts for innovation and customer friendly regulation. He supports members navigate through an environment of fast-paced change and a growingly heterogeneous landscape of incumbents, FinTechs, and new players. Prior to joining Bitkom, Kevin worked at a global consulting firm where he was a trusted advisor to clients from the finance industry.
digifin22 | Speaker: Sebastian Herfurth
Sebastian Herfurth
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Friendsurance
digifin22 | Speaker: Sebastian Herfurth

Sebastian Herfurth

Co-Founder and Managing Director
Friendsurance

Sebastian studied law in Freiburg, Bonn and Hong Kong and Chinese in Beijing. After his studies Sebastian analysed the political and human rights situation in Iran as member of the German Embassy in Tehran, hunted white-collar criminals during his time at the Department of Public Prosecution in Frankfurt and eventually joined the private equity group of an international law firm. Sebastian likes disruptive business models. Sebastian is co-founder and managing director of Friendsurance.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Chris Heyer
Chris Heyer
CIO
Hypoport
Digifin22 | Speaker: Chris Heyer

Chris Heyer

CIO
Hypoport

Husband, father of two girls, entrepreneur turned into VC and angel.

digifin22 | Speaker - Jessica Holzbach
Jessica Holzbach
Founder
Stealthmode
digifin22 | Speaker - Jessica Holzbach

Jessica Holzbach

Founder
Stealthmode
Digifin21 | Speaker: Caroline Jenke
Caroline Jenke
Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
pliant
Digifin21 | Speaker: Caroline Jenke

Caroline Jenke

Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer
pliant

Caroline Jenke is Chief Legal Officer and part of the management team at pliant, the most flexible corporate card solution for every business EU-wide (getpliant.com).
Prior, she was Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at FinTecSystems, one of the leading open banking and data analytics providers in the DACH region. Before that, Caroline worked for Sofort / Klarna as General Counsel and headed the legal department of the rapidly growing Fintech company. With over 12 years of experience in financial technology, Caroline brings not only deep legal knowledge but also a profound technical understanding of Open Finance and the payment industry.
Furthermore Caroline is Board Member of Bitkoms's Working Group FinTech & Digital Banking.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Martin Kassing
Martin Kassing
CEO
Upvest
Digifin22 | Speaker: Martin Kassing

Martin Kassing

CEO
Upvest

Martin Kassing is CEO and founder of Berlin-based fintech Upvest. With over 15 years of experience in fintech and capital markets, Martin founded Upvest with the goal of making investing as easy as spending money. Therefore, Upvest developed an investment API that enables other FinTechs to provide their savers with access to the full range of investment opportunities. Before building his own company, Martin was private equity manager at Avedon and COO at the fintech ShopCo. ShopCo successfully expanded into the US and was acquired by Klarna in 2018.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Kemper
Jan Kemper
CFO & COO
N26
Digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Kemper

Jan Kemper

CFO & COO
N26

Jan Kemper joined N26 in July 2021 as Chief Financial Officer, and took on the additional role of Chief Operating Officer for The Mobile Bank in January 2022. In his
role, Jan focuses on delivering excellence and in both the Finance and Operations functions to accelerate the company’s journey towards sustainable growth and
capital market readiness.

Jan joined N26 from Berlin-based travel scale-up Omio Corp., where in his role as Managing Director (CFO/COO), he built out the company’s governance model and its
operational backbone, completed the acquisition of Rome2Rio, and organized a US$100M funding round in the midst of a global pandemic. Prior to that, Jan was
Group CFO/ CIO and Executive Board Member Commerce & IT at German DAX 30-listed entertainment company ProSieben, where he oversaw a strict efficiency
program, refinanced a €3bn credit facility and led the formation of the Unicorn NuCom Group through a series of M&A deals. Jan was also the CFO at Zalando SE,
where he led the company’s successful €526m IPO in 2014, while being responsible for operations functions such as payments, sourcing, workplace and real estate.

A veteran of Berlin’s vibrant tech ecosystem and a passionate start-up investor himself, Jan brings two decades of experience in dynamic, high-growth
environments, as well as a solid background in Operations leadership and complex capital market transactions such as M&A and IPOs. He holds a PhD in Business
Administration and Economics from RWTH Aachen University, where he continues to teach as a lecturer and Assistant Professor for the institution’s Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Group. He is an active triathlete and loves to play the piano.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Christine Kiefer
Christine Kiefer
Founder & Managing Director
RIDE
Digifin22 | Speaker: Christine Kiefer

Christine Kiefer

Founder & Managing Director
RIDE

Christine Kiefer is the founder and CEO of RIDE, the first fintech start-up to focus on real returns after taxes and costs. RIDE helps investors structure and manage their assets professionally.

Christine has been involved in building several fintechs, including BillPay and Pair Finance. In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, Christine founded Fintech Ladies, a network for women involved in digitalisation and innovation in finance. Christine is a member of the Fintech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance and previously worked at Goldman Sachs in London.

digifin22| Speaker: Jens Kohnen
Jens Kohnen
Managing Director
Paymenttools
digifin22| Speaker: Jens Kohnen

Jens Kohnen

Managing Director
Paymenttools

Advisor to various technology companies

Management experience >6 years

 

Experienced Business builder, payment expert and founder. Since 2020 managing director at Paymenttools - a REWE group corporate startup along Commercetools and Fulfillmenttools.

Our vision is to create a new payment ecosystem by retailers for retailers and any other business which need a modern and state-of-the-art payment and commerce solution across all channels.

 

Prior Paymenttools over 15 years in consulting such as strategy & technology consulting, digital transformation and company building; helping corporates to spin-off and scale their digital services and business models

Supporting digital transformations for large European corporates such as Visa, Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Daimler, ApoBank, Lanxess, HDI.

 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Jan Koserski
Dr Jan Koserski
Managing Director & Partner
BCG
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Jan Koserski

Dr Jan Koserski

Managing Director & Partner
BCG

Dr Jan Koserski is advising leading Financial Institutions, focusing on both traditional banks as well as Fintechs. He is the host of BCG's annual Fintech Roundtable Germany.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Susanne Krehl
Susanne Krehl
Founder & Managing Director
Fabit
Digifin22 | Speaker: Susanne Krehl

Susanne Krehl

Founder & Managing Director
Fabit

Susanne Krehl is the founder and Managing Director of Fabit, which she founded in 2021 together with Dr. Ralf-Michael Schmidt and Robert Heim. As Managing Director Austria and Switzerland, the 36-year-old was responsible for the internationalization of the Berlin-based fintech company viafintech and was honored with the Digital Female Leader Award in 2018 and named to Capital Magazine's 'Top 40 unter 40' in 2021. Susanne is also founder and host of the event series FinTech Stammtisch Berlin and ambassador of FinTech Ladies.

Picture credit: (c)"Fabit GmbH/Mike Auerbach

Digifin22 | Speaker: Luisa Kruse
Luisa Kruse
Senior Innovation Manager
TechQuartier
Digifin22 | Speaker: Luisa Kruse

Luisa Kruse

Senior Innovation Manager
TechQuartier

Luisa Kruse is a Senior Innovation Manager at the Frankfurt Innovation Hub TechQuartier. She currently leads the research & development project Financial Big Data Cluster (safeFBDC), with the aim to pilot solutions and standards for the cross-institutional use of financial data. The project consortium under the leadership of TechQuartier, consists of 11 partners and numerous associated partners covering a large part of the German financial industry. Previously, Luisa worked for three years in the technology consulting department of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin. During her academic career, she obtained a degree in economics (B.Sc.) and business informatics (M.Sc.).

digifin22 | Speaker: Ingo Lalla
Ingo Lalla
Vice President Sales
Myra Security
digifin22 | Speaker: Ingo Lalla

Ingo Lalla

Vice President Sales
Myra Security

As Vice President Sales at Myra Security, Ingo Lalla is responsible for both existing and new customer business as well as the newly established Channel & Partner Business. He is the first point of contact for demanding customers such as governments, the financial industry or critical service providers. He knows the business in the regions Europe, APAC and MENA and has lived in the Middle East and Japan for several years himself. His experience includes Cyber Security, Security-as-a-Service, DDoS Mitigation, Web Acceleration, VoD, IPTV and OTT. With his deep understanding of the relevant business issues of our customers, he creates individual solutions that combine security, performance and compliance.

digifin22 | Speaker: Sebastian Langrehr
Sebastian Langrehr
CSO, Market Strategy & Sales
Friendsurance
digifin22 | Speaker: Sebastian Langrehr

Sebastian Langrehr

CSO, Market Strategy & Sales
Friendsurance

Sebastian Langrehr is CSO at Friendsurance and responsible for Market Strategy & Sales with banks, insurance companies and fintechs. He is also a co-initiator of FRIDA (Free Insurance Data Initiative)

Digifin22 | Speaker: Izik Lavy
Izik Lavy
CEO
GeoX Innovations
Digifin22 | Speaker: Izik Lavy

Izik Lavy

CEO
GeoX Innovations

Former Head of Technology for Geospatial Intelligence unit, Izik Lavy, has a strong track record in property intelligence solutions and location based services employing machine learning and big data analytics.

digifin22 | Speaker: Arik Shpak
Mairead McGuinness
Commissioner
Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
digifin22 | Speaker: Arik Shpak

Mairead McGuinness

Commissioner
Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union

Mairead McGuinness is the European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union.

The Commissioner’s vision for the portfolio is focused on ensuring the financial sector’s strength and stability, so that it can deliver for people, society and the environment.

Before joining the Commission in October 2020, Ms McGuinness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament from 2017. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years, and was a Vice-President of the Parliament since 2014.

As Vice-President, she oversaw relations with national Parliaments, led the Parliament’s dialogue with religious and philosophical organisations, and had responsibility for the Parliament’s communication policy.

During her time in the Parliament, Ms McGuinness sat on a range of committees, covering agriculture, environment, public health, budgets, petitions and constitutional affairs. Her legislative work included leading for the EPP Group on the European Climate Law, the revision of medical devices legislation, and CAP reform post-2013. As an Irish MEP representing the border region, she was outspoken on Brexit and the consequences for the EU and Ireland.

In 2006-2007, Ms McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life assurance company which identified issues around weak financial regulation.

Prior to becoming an MEP, she was an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.

digifin22 | Speaker: Dirk Mühlenweg
Dirk Mühlenweg
Government Engagement Director
Mastercard
digifin22 | Speaker: Dirk Mühlenweg

Dirk Mühlenweg

Government Engagement Director
Mastercard

Dirk Mühlenweg is Government Engagement Director for the DACH Region where he develops innovative solutions for digital payment, Data Driven Government and Cyber Security for clients of the government sector. He brings with him many years of experience in Business Development, Sales and Consulting mainly in the Industries of Government and Finance. In 21 years at IBM, he worked as Global Government Leader for Internet of Things (IoT) and in other Consulting, Sales and Marketing Senior Leadership positions. During his career he developed and completed numerous national and international projects, also using the Garage Approach as well as the Design Thinking Method. Dirk Mühlenweg has a strong passion for advancing Government and NGO Organizations through Business Innovation and Digitization.

He studied International Business Studies at the University of Paderborn and currently lives in Munich with his wife is and two children.
 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Abid Mumtaz
Abid Mumtaz
Global Head Partnerships
Wise
Digifin22 | Speaker: Abid Mumtaz

Abid Mumtaz

Global Head Partnerships
Wise

Abid is one of the Global Head of Wise Platform at Wise.

Abid leads the expansion of Wise Platform through which Wise enables enterprises around the world access to a range of cross-border payment services, including sending and receiving money internationally at the real exchange rate. Today, Wise Platform is used by more than 25 financial institutions incl. Monzo, N26, Google Pay and Shinhan Bank.

Prior to joining Wise Abid has held previous roles at HSBC and Credit Suisse.

 

digifin21 | Speaker - Ramin Niroumand
Ramin Niroumand
Founder & Managing Director
embedded/capital
digifin21 | Speaker - Ramin Niroumand

Ramin Niroumand

Founder & Managing Director
embedded/capital
digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Max Joachim Nitsche
Dr Max Joachim Nitsche
Partner
BCG
digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Max Joachim Nitsche

Dr Max Joachim Nitsche

Partner
BCG

Max is a partner at BCG in the Payments Consulting Team. Before BCG, Max held management positions at Nets as Chief of Staff to the Merchant Services CEO and as Head of Risk taskforce, moreover, he has several years of consulting expertise. His work focuses on strategy, M&A and risk management.

digifin22 | Speaker: Achim Oelgarth
Achim Oelgarth
CEO
East German Banking Association
digifin22 | Speaker: Achim Oelgarth

Achim Oelgarth

CEO
East German Banking Association

Initiator, Berlin Finance Initiative & CEO, East German Banking Association
Achim Oelgarth has been working in the financial industry and advises tech startups for over 20 years now. He is the CEO of the East German Banking Association and he lately initiated the Berlin Finance Initiative (BFI) on ist way to become the voice of Berlin's hub for technology based finance and digital economy. Previously, as UniCredit‘s Head of Institutional Affairs Germany, he was responsible for the political and regulatory affairs team of the pan-European bank. Before that, from 2004 to 2009, he established and led the representative office of the Association of German Banks at the European Union in Brussels. Achim studied law at the University of Bonn. In 1998 he was admitted to the bar. At MIT Sloan School of Management he has been doing research on artificial intelligence and its implications on business strategy.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Nina Pütz
Nina Pütz
CEO
Ratepay
Digifin22 | Speaker: Nina Pütz

Nina Pütz

CEO
Ratepay

Nina Pütz is the CEO of Ratepay. With more than 17 years of experience in e-commerce, Nina was most recently CEO of the online shopping club brands4friends and spent 15 years in various leadership roles at the online marketplace eBay. She is also involved in the advisory board of the textile trading company L&T.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Torben Rabe
Torben Rabe
Country Director
Qonto Germany
Digifin22 | Speaker: Torben Rabe

Torben Rabe

Country Director
Qonto Germany

Torben Rabe is Country Director of Qonto Germany, the leading finance management solution in Europe. Torben is known for his know-how on FinTech and finance topics, as well as innovative and strategic business planning within the DACH region. He is particularly passionate about the digitalisation of the German Mittelstand, as well the success of the German & European startup ecosystem. He started his career in 2016 in management consulting at Oliver Wyman with a focus on business and digital strategies for traditional banks. With further positions at Lendico (Rocket Internet) and Bird, he feels at home in both the finance and start-up worlds. He has not only lived in Germany, but also in France, India, the USA and Spain.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Marcos Raiser do Ó
Marcos Raiser do Ó
Head of DACH
Stripe
Digifin22 | Speaker: Marcos Raiser do Ó

Marcos Raiser do Ó

Head of DACH
Stripe

Marcos Raiser do Ó manages Stripe's operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in the Central and Eastern Europe region. After studying business administration at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, he worked for Sun Microsystems, IBM and Salesforce. Subsequently, he was responsible for Microsoft’s entire business with banks, insurance companies and financial service providers in Germany. After a further stint at IPsoft, Marcos Raiser do Ó joined Stripe in February 2020.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Maximilian Riege
Maximilian Riege
COO
Penta
Digifin22 | Speaker: Maximilian Riege

Maximilian Riege

COO
Penta

Maximilian Riege has been Chief Operating Officer of Penta Fintech GmbH since June 2021. In his role, he is responsible for the operational and regulatory functions including Banking & Payment Operations, Vendor & Outsourcing Management as well as Legal, AML, Compliance & Risk.

Prior to joining Penta, he was General Manager and General Counsel of Verimi GmbH, the European data, identity and payment platform. At Verimi, he headed the Finance, Human Resources and Legal & Compliance departments.

Maximilian is admitted to the bar in Germany and New York and was a partner at a law firm specialising in regulatory and commercial law. He was also a Wagner Fellow at the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business. 

Maximilian studied law at New York University School of Law, the University of Passau, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the University of Bonn. 
 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Nina Rinke
Nina Rinke
Investor
Earlybird
Digifin22 | Speaker: Nina Rinke

Nina Rinke

Investor
Earlybird

Nina is part of the Berlin-based investment team at Earlybird since January 2019 and focuses on early-stage investments in the fields of FinTech & InsureTech. She is a lawyer by training (specialized in IT & Privacy Law) and gained hands-on startup experience with Celonis and Forto before.

digifin22 | Speaker - Dr Peter Robejsek
Dr Peter Robejsek
Country Manager Germany
Mastercard
digifin22 | Speaker - Dr Peter Robejsek

Dr Peter Robejsek

Country Manager Germany
Mastercard
Digifin21 | Speaker: Dr Bernhard Rohleder
Dr Bernhard Rohleder
CEO
Bitkom
Digifin21 | Speaker: Dr Bernhard Rohleder

Dr Bernhard Rohleder

CEO
Bitkom

Bernhard Rohleder (born 1965) was one of the founders of Bitkom e.V. at the end of 1999 and has been the association's Chief Executive Officer since then.

Rohleder began his professional career with positions at ZF Friedrichshafen GmbH in Saarbrücken, the press publisher Ploetz in Berlin and the Brandenburg Ministry of Economics in Potsdam. In 1994, he joined the Information Technology Association of the VDMA and ZVEI, Frankfurt/Main, as Press Spokesman and Assistant to the Executive Board. Three years later, Rohleder took over the position of Deputy Managing Director there and shortly afterwards that of Managing Director. In 1997, he was simultaneously appointed Secretary General of Eurobit, the European umbrella organisation of the IT industry, with headquarters in Brussels and Frankfurt. In 2000, he merged Eurobit with the European Association of the Communications Technology Industry to form the new umbrella organisation Digital Europe and subsequently represented the German high-tech industry on its board. In 1997/1998, Rohleder also led the General Secretariat of the International Information Industry Congress (IIIC), the world association of the IT industry. From 1997 to 2005, he also headed the market research institute European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) as Managing Director.

Rohleder is a member of the advisory board of the German Institute for Trust and Security on the Internet (Divsi) and of the jury of the "Made in.de" start-up prize. Among other things, he represents the industry in the relevant committees of the Federation of German Industries (BDI). In the 17th legislative period, Rohleder was a member of the Enquête Commission of the German Bundestag "Internet and Digital Society".

Rohleder studied political science from 1987, first at Saarland University and later at the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques, where he graduated in 1991. He received his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) from the Free University of Berlin. Rohleder is married, has one child and lives in Berlin.

digifin22 | Speaker: Guy Salame
Guy Salame
CEO
Spott
digifin22 | Speaker: Guy Salame

Guy Salame

CEO
Spott

CEO @ Spott, data and product executive, previously VP of Product at Planck, an AI-powered data platform for commercial insurance.

digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Philipp Schmitt
Dr Philipp Schmitt
Vice President American Express Germany
American Express
digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Philipp Schmitt

Dr Philipp Schmitt

Vice President American Express Germany
American Express

Philipp Schmitt is a member of the German Executive Team and responsible for customer growth in the consumer business. Prior to his current role he held roles in product management, business transformation and customer experience at American Express since 2011. He originally started his career in corporate banking at Dresdner Bank and is a graduate of the University of Mannheim.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Cornelia Schwertner
Cornelia Schwertner
Founder & CEO
brygge
Digifin22 | Speaker: Cornelia Schwertner

Cornelia Schwertner

Founder & CEO
brygge

Cornelia Schwertner works as founder and CEO of Brygge on her startup idea to combine digital finance and social impact. Brygge is developing an Open Banking based, intuitive bridge to any primary bank for people 55+, which will be usable alone or in tandem with the family. Data-based, independent financial knowledge for everyday life and retirement as a financial new beginning will also make up the vertical offering for a diverse user group. In her previous roles until March 2021, Cornelia was Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer at B2B Open Banking FinTech finleap connect (formerly: figo) and Vice President of the European FinTech Association. She started her professional career as a long-standing consultant at pwc in the area of Forensic Services/ Financial Services.

digifin21 | Speaker: Aiga Senftleben
Aiga Senftleben
Co-Founder
Billie
digifin21 | Speaker: Aiga Senftleben

Aiga Senftleben

Co-Founder
Billie

Aiga Senftleben is Co-Founder of Billie, a Berlin based, breakthrough fintech startup that aims to upgrade the operating system of B2B payments. Aiga is a trained solicitor and before founding Billie, she gained experience in the Fintech and payments sector through working as General Counsel of Funding Circle Europe as well as Legal Counsel for PayPal. 

digifin22 | Speaker: Arik Shpak
Arik Shpak
Co-Founder
Connected Insurance
digifin22 | Speaker: Arik Shpak

Arik Shpak

Co-Founder
Connected Insurance

BA - Business & marketing at Reichmann University Herzliya
MBA- Business & International Business Management at Regents university European Business School
2012-2015 - Insurance broker Israel
2016-2018 - Reinsurance broker @ Shepherd Compello Lloyds of London
2018- 2020 - Head of Cyber, Innovation & reinsurance relations @ Kesh international underwriters Israel
2020-2022 - Co-founder at Connected Insurance
 

digifin21 | Speaker: Dr Lea Siering
Dr Lea Siering
CRO
finleap connect
digifin21 | Speaker: Dr Lea Siering

Dr Lea Siering

CRO
finleap connect

Dr. Lea Maria Siering is CRO at finleap connect GmbH and is responsible for Compliance, Information Security, Legal and Public Affairs. With more than 10 years of experience in the financial sector, she was most recently Chief of Staff and Director Regulatory Affairs at finleap GmbH, Partner at Taylor Wessing in the Regulatory department and General Counsel at CrossLend GmbH. She is the author of numerous publications on regulatory topics, especially related to digitalization, and co-edits the journal "Recht Digital" published by Beck Verlag.

digifin22 | Speaker: Gustav Spät
Gustav Spät
Digital Banking & Financial Services
Bitkom
digifin22 | Speaker: Gustav Spät

Gustav Spät

Digital Banking & Financial Services
Bitkom

Gustav Spät joined Bitkom in 2022 and works in the fields of Digital Insurance & InsurTech and Digital Banking & Financial Services. In his role, he drives forward the digitization of the Insurance and Finance Ecosystem.
Before working at Bitkom, Gustav gained practical experiences in the development of inclusive financial systems and insurance solutions. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from KU Leuven.
 

digifin22 | Speaker: Philipp Spreer
Dr Philipp Spreer
Senior Director
elaboratum
digifin22 | Speaker: Philipp Spreer

Dr Philipp Spreer

Senior Director
elaboratum

Dr. Philipp Spreer is a concept developer and behavioral strategist at elaboratum in Hamburg. As founder of one of Germany's leading Behavioral Design Units and author of the fundamental work PsyConversion® (2nd ed. 2021), he has already helped >130 companies to really understand their customers and to develop high-performance digital products and interfaces - examples are truly relevant products, perfect ordering processes or market-optimized pricing.

Philipp is a member of the "Global Association of Applied Behavioural Scientists" (GAABS), in which Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman or Robert Cialdini are also involved.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Sibylle Strack
Sibylle Strack
Chief Growth Officer BizBanking
Deutsche Bank
Digifin22 | Speaker: Sibylle Strack

Sibylle Strack

Chief Growth Officer BizBanking
Deutsche Bank

Sibylle Strack has a passion for banking, payments and fintech and is an investor and mentor in this field. In 2021 she joined Deutsche Bank as Chief Growth Officer in the business customer area. She started her career as a consultant at Accenture and later headed the current accounts and payments strategy at the German Savings Banks Association. In 2018 she joined Kontist, the digital banking challenger, as Co-CEO. Sibylle has a broad board expertise, amongst others with Mastercard in Germany and foodwatch, a European customer rights organisation. She is a trained banker and holds an MBA from the University of Passau.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Verena Thaler
Dr Verena Thaler
Chief of Staff
Raisin
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Verena Thaler

Dr Verena Thaler

Chief of Staff
Raisin

Dr Verena Thaler is Chief of Staff at Raisin and responsible for the company’s strategic business development, transformation, and portfolio management. After helping Raisin grow its network to include over 300 banking and fintech partners, Verena took charge of leading the company’s transformation after the merger with Deposit Solution to become one of the largest fintechs in Europe. Prior to joining Raisin, Verena served as Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company.

As an Austrian, Verena is a big fan of freshly roasted coffee, snow-capped mountains and Styrian pumpkin seed oil. But she has long since lost her heart to Berlin, where she lives.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Florian Toncar
Dr Florian Toncar
Parliamentary State Secretary
German Federal Ministry of Finance
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Florian Toncar

Dr Florian Toncar

Parliamentary State Secretary
German Federal Ministry of Finance

Born October 18, 1979 in Hamburg; Protestant; married; three children.  

1999 A-levels at Goldberg-Gymnasium Sindelfingen, Germany  

1999 Basic military service with the telecommunications regiment 220 in Donauwörth 

2000 to 2005 studies of law in Regensburg, Cambridge and Heidelberg 

2005 first state examination in law 

2007 second state law examination 

2012 Doctorate (Dr. jur.) at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen 

2009 until December 2021 practised as a lawyer (special field: financial market regulation) 

2003 to 2006 State Chairman of the Young Liberals of Baden-Württemberg 

2009 to 2014 District Councillor in the district of Böblingen 

2011 to 2013 Deputy state chairman of the FDP Baden-Württemberg  

2005 to 2013 Member of the German Bundestag 

2005 to 2009 (16th legislative period) Spokesman for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag 

2009 to 2013 (17th legislative period) Full member of the Budget Committee and Chairman of the Financial Market Panel 

2011 to 2013 deputy chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag 

Since September 2017 again member of the German Bundestag 

2017 to 2021 Parliamentary Secretary of the parliamentary group of the Free Democrats in the German Bundestag 

Since December 2021 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Finance 

digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Van Vonno
Jan van Vonno
Lead Research and Thought Leadership Programme
Tink
digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Van Vonno

Jan van Vonno

Lead Research and Thought Leadership Programme
Tink

Jan van Vonno has been leading Tink's research and thought leadership programme since 2018. He has been responsible for the positioning of Tink within the context of open banking and supporting the strategic decision making of financial executives. Jan is a member of several steering groups across the EU and the UK to help shape the future of open banking, open finance, and open data economies.

Copying Linda - Tink's Director of PR & Comms

digifin22 | Speaker: Jürgen von der Lehr
Jürgen von der Lehr
Head of Strategy and Business Development
ING
digifin22 | Speaker: Jürgen von der Lehr

Jürgen von der Lehr

Head of Strategy and Business Development
ING

Jürgen von der Lehr is Head of Strategy and Business Development of ING. In this role he is responsible for ING’s strategy, M&A, innovation and sustainability activities. Jürgen has 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry and has gained extensive digital skills as well as strategic and operational expertise in retail and corporate experience banking. Prior to his role at ING, Jürgen was Head of Digital Innovation and Head of Online Brokerage at Deutsche Bank and a Partner at Oliver Wyman. He has a degree in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from Mannheim University.

digifin21 | Speaker: Stephen Voss
Stephen Voss
Co-Founder & Member of the Board
Neodigital Insurance
digifin21 | Speaker: Stephen Voss

Stephen Voss

Co-Founder & Member of the Board
Neodigital Insurance

Born 1974, MBA
Stephen Voss started his professional career at Allianz AG in Frankfurt. After graduating in business management in 1997 he worked for the Deutsche Bank AG and for the Halifax-Bank of Scotland in Luxembourg for more than 10 years.
After several other stations of his career, he acted as General Management Executive Manager for AIG Group in Frankfurt for the German and Austrian market from 2010 to mid-2013.
From 2013 to 2016 he held the position of Profit Center Manager Broker Personal Lines & Small Business for the Zurich Insurance Group. At the same time, Stephen was also CEO and in charge of the Executive Office at Baden-Badener Versicherung AG for Sales & HR.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Dikla Wagner
Dikla Wagner
Head of Tech scouting, MunichRE- Israel
MunichRE
Digifin22 | Speaker: Dikla Wagner

Dikla Wagner

Head of Tech scouting, MunichRE- Israel
MunichRE

Dikla Wagner represents MunichRE in Israel and is head of technology scouting. Dikla is an Israeli key opinion leader and a speaker in the world of insurtech and insurance technology. The Israeli entrepreneurial ecosystem has been Dikla's home for the past 15 years, as an entrepreneur, VC investor, and consultant. She is an economist and lawyer from a prestigious university. Also, she is the chairman of the Israeli Insurtech Alliance.

digifin21 | Speaker - Kristina Walcker-Mayer
Kristina Walcker-Mayer
CEO
Nuri
digifin21 | Speaker - Kristina Walcker-Mayer

Kristina Walcker-Mayer

CEO
Nuri

Kristina has over 10 years of digital experience and is now the CEO and former CPO at Nuri, formerly called Bitwala. Before starting her roles at Nuri, she has worked at N26 and Zalando during their hyper-growth stages. At N26 she was the product lead and at Zalando she was in the loyalty and Mobile Apps team, where she delivered customer-centric solutions and drove the mobile mindset within Zalando’s various departments.

Before building products on the company side, Kristina worked as Mobile Consultant and Account Manager for agencies like Aperto and Iconmobile, building up mobile strategies and creating innovative mobile solutions for major clients in the retail, television, NGO and automotive industries.

digifin22 | Speaker: Kerstin Weihe
Kerstin Weihe
Manager Solution Consulting
servicenow
digifin22 | Speaker: Kerstin Weihe

Kerstin Weihe

Manager Solution Consulting
servicenow
digifin21 | Speaker - Fabian Wesemann
Fabian Wesemann
CFO & Co-Founder
wefox Group & Board Member Bitkom
digifin21 | Speaker - Fabian Wesemann

Fabian Wesemann

CFO & Co-Founder
wefox Group & Board Member Bitkom

Fabian is a former investment banker with a strong track record as a founder, investor and mentor of successful start-ups. Fabi oversees the financial strategy for wefox Group, including preparation of the business and investment case for each investment funding round. He is also the co-founder of EMPAUA, which is one of Europe’s highly successful start-up incubators where he and Julian Teicke (CEO and co-founder) launched wefox Group.

Digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Wichmann
Jan Wichmann
Managing Director & Co-Founder
BANKSapi Technology
Digifin22 | Speaker: Jan Wichmann

Jan Wichmann

Managing Director & Co-Founder
BANKSapi Technology

Jan is co-founder and Managing Director of BANKSapi. BANKSapi is a BaFin-regulated Banking-as-a-Service provider and one of the leading open banking and data analytics providers in Germany.

Beforehand, he has worked several years as Manager for KPMG in Germany, where he advised financial institutions on digital transformation, strategy development, regulatory and cooperation with FinTech startups.

digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Heike Winter
Dr Heike Winter
Head of Unit
Deutsche Bundesbank
digifin22 | Speaker: Dr Heike Winter

Dr Heike Winter

Head of Unit
Deutsche Bundesbank

At the Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr Heike Winter is responsible for policy issues relating to digitalisation in payments. This comprises committee work in the Eurosystem on retail payments and the project on a digital euro. After completing her degree in economics, Heike worked at an institute for economic theory. She joined the Deutsche Bundesbank in February 1999, working initially in the Public Relations and Economic Education Departments before transferring to the Payments Department in March 2007.

digifin22 | Speaker - Miriam Wohlfarth
Miriam Wohlfarth
Co-Founder
Banxware
digifin22 | Speaker - Miriam Wohlfarth

Miriam Wohlfarth

Co-Founder
Banxware

Miriam Wohlfarth is a serial Fintech founder and founded one of the first Fintechs in Germany, the payment service provider Ratepay. With her latest company Banxware, she revolutionizes the European lending sector and enables platforms to offer banking products.

With more than 20 years of experience in payment, banking and eCommerce Miriam knows the payment world and online retail like no other.

As a passionate founder, Miriam is committed to the startup ecosystem, cooperation between business and politics, and digital education through various advisory boards and initiatives. Over the years she also became a LinkedIn Business Influencer with 23.000 followers and counting.
 

 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Prof Dr Joachim Wuermeling
Prof Dr Joachim Wuermeling
Member of Executive Board
Deutsche Bundesbank
Digifin22 | Speaker: Prof Dr Joachim Wuermeling

Prof Dr Joachim Wuermeling

Member of Executive Board
Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr Joachim Wuermeling has been a member of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Executive Board since November 2016. His remit covers banking supervision, risk control and information technology. He is a member of the ECB Supervisory Board and represents Deutsche Bundesbank in the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) as well as the German Financial Stability Committee (AFS).
His previous positions include serving as Member of the European Parliament, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology, member of the Executive Board of the German Insurance Association, and Chairman of the Association of Sparda-Banken.
 

Digifin22 | Speaker: Christopher Zemina
Christopher Zemina
Co-Founder & CEO
Airbank
Digifin22 | Speaker: Christopher Zemina

Christopher Zemina

Co-Founder & CEO
Airbank

Christopher Zemina is Co-founder and CEO of Airbank, a finance management platform for businesses. Airbank simplifies the daunting task of finance management for startups and SMBs. Prior to starting Airbank, Christopher was a Principal at Speedinvest, a pan-European early-stage VC fund. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from St.Gallen and a bachelor's degree in Management from the LSE.