Zurich, Switzerland: Andreas Merbecks has become new partner in the Zurich office of the global strategy and technology financial markets consultancy Capco. He will lead the banking and insurance team and support the continued targeted growth of Capco in Switzerland. Merbecks has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and insurance industry and is a specialist in strategy, change management and risk management.
Andreas Merbecks is a graduate economist and received his PhD in the area of risk management from Ruhr University in Bochum. He gained extensive practical experience both at big financial institutions as well as in the consulting industry. In his work as a consultant, he worked on more than 100 projects and successfully brought his expertise in strategic transformation, change management, and risk management to banks and other large financial institutions.
At UBS Group, Merbecks worked – among other areas – in the area of risk and finance, where he implemented the Basel II regulation in risk management. "I am proud to be able to strengthen Capco's partner team," emphasizes Merbecks. "Financial services providers are faced with major strategic challenges due to the increasing speed of change, the necessary digitization of all business units and the regulatory requirements. On top of this the pressure for rising margins is constantly increasing within the industry. It is important to set the right course for strategy, change and risk management today. I look forward to working with the Capco team to support our clients in dealing with these challenges."
Christine Ciriani, Managing Partner for Capco in Switzerland, states: "We are pleased to welcome Andreas Merbecks as a Partner at Capco. With Andreas Merbecks, we are expanding our expertise in the fields of strategic change, credit and operational risk, insurance and banking, and digitalisation. This new addition to our leadership team demonstrates our commitment to further developing our Swiss practice and complementing our expertise in complex regulatory, business, data and IT change."
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