zeb appoints additional managing director
zeb.rolfes.schierenbeck.associates gmbh, a consultancy specializing in financial services and headquartered in Münster, has strengthened its leadership line-up. The shareholders have appointed Dr. Markus Thiesmeyer, who is currently a Senior Partner, as the second managing director with effect from July 1, 2019.
Dr. Thiesmeyer will join Prof. Dr. Stefan Kirmße, one of zeb’s founding partners, in running the strategy and management consultancy. This decision was made in response to the company’s strong growth and increasing internationalization over the past few years as well as the expansion of operations across the entire market of financial intermediaries. zeb now employs roughly 1,000 staff and is currently represented in 18 countries, in several of which as the market leader.
Prof Dr. Bernd Rolfes, principal shareholder and founding partner, said, “We are pleased that, in Marcus Thiesmeyer, we have been able to internally develop a more than suitable candidate for co-directorship. zeb benefits from an excellent base of highly talented and highly professional consultants. From this pool of personalities, we foster the best—sometimes all the way to leading our company. We are very happy to have Markus Thiesmeyer and Stefan Kirmße as managing directors who are capable of driving the company’s strategic development forward both nationally and internationally.”
Markus Thiesmeyer was born in Bad Oeynhausen in 1968. After finishing high school, he completed a banking apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank AG in Bielefeld and Toronto, then went on to study Business Administration in Münster and gained his PhD in Finance in 2002. Shortly after joing zeb, he assumed responsibility within the core segment of regional banks and association structures. In 1998, he opened the zeb office in Berlin. In 2002, Markus Thiesmeyer was appointed Partner at the age of just 34; later on he became Senior Partner. Since 2015, he has been a member of the zeb Management Team.
zeb was founded in 1992 and is one of the leading strategy and management consultancies for financial services in Europe. In Germany, zeb operates offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Münster (HQ). Its international locations are in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kiev, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Moscow, New York City, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich. Its clients include European large-cap and private banks, regional banks, insurers as well as all kinds of financial intermediaries. Several times already, zeb has been classed and acknowledged as “best consultancy” for the financial sector in industry Rankings.
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