Partner / Senior Industry Expert: Digital & Inclusive Finance @ ConsumerCentriX
Member of the Board of Directors (Verwaltungsrat) - previously at Isatys AG @ Deep Field Capital AG
Diplom-Betriebswirt, Banking & Finance, Economics @
Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft Frankfurt am Main
Entrepreneur in social and commercial businesses (Consulting, Digital Industry, Real Estate & Investments) and Senior Project Manager/Expert Consultant with 15 years in financial services (banking, investment management, consulting) across developed and dynamic emerging markets; international work experience in analytical and managerial tasks as well as strategy consulting; distinguished track record in building organizations from scratch; top US
Entrepreneur in social and commercial businesses (Consulting, Digital Industry, Real Estate & Investments) and Senior Project Manager/Expert Consultant with 15 years in financial services (banking, investment management, consulting) across developed and dynamic emerging markets; international work experience in analytical and managerial tasks as well as strategy consulting; distinguished track record in building organizations from scratch; top US and EU academic credentials in finance, economics & international relations; strong intercultural and language skills.
Specialties: Expertise Business: Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, bottom-of-the-pyramid business and operating models especially in finance, mobile finance, strategy development for banks, Private Equity, Investment Management, Retail & Corporate Banking, Finance, Real Estate (Investment & Finance), Consumer Goods, Public Sector, Business Process Management, Risk Management
Expertise - Academic: Finance, Europe, USA, Latin America, Transatlantic Relations, Foreign and Security Policy, Strategic Studies, Economic Transformation, Economic Reform Policy
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Finance Officer @ New model of “fair trade of outsourcing services” and economic development for poor, rural areas focused on IT and Media services. Currently in pilot stage, training 30 talents in Northwestern Kenya. Fully self-funded. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Lodwar, KenyaSenior Advisor @ ConsumerCentrix (CCX) is a thought leader in Strategic Marketing. On the basis of deep consumer understanding driven by data analysis and psychographic segmentation (values, lifestyles, behavior) it transforms branding, product development and communications for more intensive and profitable client relationships. CCX is headquartered in Geneva and benefits from a global portfolio of experiences - the team has worked for some of the top companies in FCMG, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, banking and telecommunications, among other industries. From January 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandMember of the Board of Directors (Verwaltungsrat) @ Deep Field Capital is a purely systematic asset management company. At the core of its activites is the SINGULARITY Managed Futures Program, an award-winning CTA/algorithm-trading multi-asset, multi-market systemic trading program for qualified investors with strong, sustained outperformance. From January 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Zürich Area, SwitzerlandSenior Project Manager (Financial Services, Emerging Markets/Africa) @ Build-up of dedicated financial services team in Sub-Saharan Africa (incl. opening of Lagos office), acquisition of key clients (leading commercial banks, PE funds, international organisations/NGOs, public institutions/central banks). Particular content focus: mass market retail banking / microfinance, alternative channels (incl. mobile banking and agents). Projects incl. strategy development, due diligence, post-merger integration From March 2010 to Present (5 years 8 months) Lagos, Nigeria + all across Sub-Saharan AfricaCo-Founder @ AMPION.org is a non-profit initiative with offices in Berlin and upcoming offices in Nairobi, Washington DC, etc. to drive private sector growth in emerging markets by empowering entrepreneurs and change-makers. From January 2014 to September 2015 (1 year 9 months) Berlin Area, GermanyMember of the Supervisory Board @ Elected to supervisory board by Annual Shareholders Meeting. Key issues included turn-around, strategic business development, M&A, strategic partnering. Managed to achieve and secure profitability for first time since IPO. From July 2008 to May 2010 (1 year 11 months) Jena, GermanyPortfolio Manager, Co-Founding Partner @ Equity investment analysis for “active value” strategy for USD 120mn equity with focus on German Mid-Caps. Macroeconomic research and hedging strategies. Further responsibilities: supervise operations and external partners, fund structuring. Conceptual and organizational assistance in launch of a PE Fund for global Green Tech investments From August 2008 to March 2010 (1 year 8 months) Lachen SZ, SwitzerlandInvestment Project Manager @ Total investments advised by GCG > € 3.3bn 2005 to 2008. Jointly with Partners end-to-end co-lead of investment projects.
Additional organizational responsibilities include international fundraising, HR/recruiting and business development (e.g. set up of new GCG Funds). From September 2005 to July 2008 (2 years 11 months) Munich Area, GermanyManagement Trainee @ 2002-2003: pre-IPO spin-off preparations for Real Estate business unit
2002: In-house consultant in Corporate Banking Italy for Process Improvement
2000-2001: Post-Merger Integration in Central & Eastern Europe, Bank BPH (Poland) and Bank Austria/Creditanstalt
1998-2000:Apprenticeship as Bankkaufmann (Chartered Banker) in Retail and SME Banking, Investment & Liquidity Mgmt, Real Estate and International Trade From August 1998 to August 2003 (5 years 1 month) Munich Area, Germany + Italy, Austria, Poland/CEE
M.A. in International Relations and Economics, Double Concentration: Strategic Studies, Global Theory and History @ The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) From 2003 to 2005 Diplom-Betriebswirt, Banking & Finance, Economics @ Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft Frankfurt am Main From 1998 to 2003 Semester abroad, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas @ Universidad de Buenos Aires From 2001 to 2002 Summer Session, Economics, Psychology @ Stanford University From 1998 to 1998 High School, Majors: English, French; Minors: History, Physics, 1.1 @ Jack-Steinberger Gymnasium, Bad Kissingen (Bavaria) From 1989 to 1998 Benedikt Wahler is skilled in: Private Equity, Emerging Markets, Mergers, Due Diligence, Banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Retail Banking, Management Consulting, Investment Advisory, Equities, Central Europe, Latin America, Financial Services, Investment Banking, Risk Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Portfolio Management, Bottom of the Pyramid, Alternative Investments, Alternative..., Mobile Money, Financial Modeling, Financial Inclusion, Corporate Finance, Economics, Strategy
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