About myself:

Following the integration of BLB (Bremer Landesbank) I am head of Financial Control Shipping Portfolio at NORD/LB. Shipping is a main business segment of the group and non-performing loans in this segment had a major impact on the banks performance due to the ongoing crisis of the shipping industry. Previously I was head of financial control at BLB. During the merger I was a member of the core project team heading the efforts to integrate BLB into the administration structures of NORD/LB following the complete takeover of BLB in 2016.

During my professional career I worked in the following fields:
  • Financial Control: Together with my team I am responsible for the analysis of the financial results and the risk arising from NORD/LB's shipping portfolio with a strong focus on the restructuring efforts in this segment.
  • Risk Control: Previously I worked as a senior credit risk analyst for BLB (starting in 2012). During the eu-wide banking stress test 2014 I was responsible for modelling the shipping portfolio of the NORD⁄LB-group. I was also involved in various other credit risk activities including the development, validation and evaluation of models used by the german public sector banks to measure credit risk in various business sectors.
  • Project Management: My project management experience includes the ongoing integration of BLB into the administration structures of NORD/LB, the implementation of the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP), the modelling of net-interest-income in the eu-wide banking stress test 2016 and analyzing the impact of IFRS 9. Additionally I was responsible for communicating with regulatory authorities and modelling the significant-risk-transfer for a large scale securitization transaction.
As a physicist by training I was a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Montréal, Canada before working for the financial industry. The primary focus of my research was the simulation of the dynamics of a relativistic nuclear plasma discovered in heavy-ion collisions. You can find a list of my publications here. I studied in Münster, Germany where I specialised in theoretical physics, received my diploma and eventually attained a PhD for research done on the dynamics of quantum field theories. I am married and live in Bremen, Germany.

Additional information can be found in my CV (in german).