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  • 08.10.2023


Senior PM / Senior BA - Financial Services
Blockchain enthusiast / DLT / Corda Certified Business Professional
Exec. MBA / PMP / PSM I & II / Product Owner / CBAP (in Progress)


  • Business Analyse
  • Projektmanagement (IT)
  • scrum master
  • Agile Entwicklung
  • Anforderungsmanagement
  • Requirement Analyse
  • Stakeholder-Analyse
  • Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT)

Projekt‐ & Berufserfahrung

Senior Business Analyst (Independent Consultant)
Euroclear, Brussels
4/2022 – 3/2023 (1 Jahr)

4/2022 – 3/2023


• With my profound expertise in legacy clearing and settlement processes and previous exposure to DLT/blockchain technologies, I was engaged as a senior BA / PM to design a digital FMI platform for Bond issuance and primary distribution.
• Conceptualized and designed the tokenization of digital assets (securities and cash)
• Effectively led the requirement elicitation and confirmation, performed the business analysis (incl. gap analysis) with internal cross functional departments and external clients
• Close collaboration with UI/UX team to design the UI and get the signoffs from the users & Ops
• Conducted sprint demos for various functionalities during the sprint ceremonies
• Demostrated strong stakeholder management skills with transparent communication in all directions. Efficiently co-ordinated and managed nearshore / offshore teams
• Supported BAT, UAT and OAT activites for the application. Actively participated in client testing
• Steered the client onboarding process by liasing with various internal teams like legal, client relations, operations, infrastructure (legacy + cloud) and IT. Defined the detailed client onboarding runbook and pushed it through multiple reviews and sign-off

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Blockchain (allg.), R3 Corda, Agile Entwicklung, SCRUM, Team Foundation Server (TFS), Digitale Transformation, Microsoft Azure, Requirement Analyse, Stakeholder-Analyse, Business Analyse, Nearshoring, Offshoring, Anforderungsmanagement

Senior Business Analyst / Agile Master (Independent Consultant)
dwpbank, Frankfurt
3/2020 – 3/2022 (2 Jahre, 1 Monat)

3/2020 – 3/2022


• Led the impact analysis and implementation of CSDR - Settlement Discipline Regime requirements on dwpbank's securities settlement platform and on its internal systems
• Conceptualized, designed and implemented a new application in the area of collateral management in the context of CSD mandatory Buy-ins. The application was built using Java, Spring and Angular Full Stack, Kubernetes, Docker, DevOps and AWS
• Owned the E2E process of the application and centrally coordinated between the operations, IT + Infrastructure and business teams. E2E tested with Eurex STS
• Actively participated in testing the CSDR penalties regime
• I was supporting the agile master, actively steering the project and bi-weekly sprints, managing the backlog. Actively contributed to overall project planning, project scope management, risk management and stakeholder management

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Agile Entwicklung, Stakeholder-Analyse, Business Analyse, Anforderungsmanagement, DevOps (allg.), Jira, Requirement Analyse, SCRUM

Senior Business Analyst (Independent Consultant)
Swisscom AG, Zürich
7/2018 – 12/2019 (1 Jahr, 6 Monate)

7/2018 – 12/2019


• Role as lead Business Analyst / Product Owner
• Engaged in an innovative and futuristic project, in the area of blockchain and digital assets. The project was part of a strategic partnership between Deutsche Börse, Swisscom and Sygnum
• Responsible for identifying and conceptualizing the use cases for custody, trading and settlement of various cryptocurrencies
• Led the BAs to gather client requirements, perform gap analysis and document user stories
• Steered the whole life cycle of the product development from client consultation, requirements gathering through specification, testing and product documentation
• Liaised with internal IT and test teams, active participation in all sprints as product owner and functionally assisted the scrum master

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Produktdesign, SWIFT, Hyperledger, Kafka, Agile Entwicklung, Confluence (Atlassian), Jira, Requirement Analyse

Senior Manager Consulting / Associate Director (Festanstellung)
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Frankfurt
7/2017 – 6/2018 (1 Jahr)

7/2017 – 6/2018


• Actively participated in presales activities by coordinating with technical leads and responding to RfPs and successfully participated in the client demos
• Responsible for the pitching the associates to the client and successfully generated revenues
• Role as senior business analyst / project manager at HSBC to enable them to connect directly as DCP to Target 2 Securities System
• Responsible for gathering client requirements, performing gap analysis in the areas of asset servicing, clearing and settlement and cash and collateral
• Gained deep understanding in core banking applications and processes
• Liaised with software vendor for IT implementation
• Responsible to coordinate with BAT & UAT Teams and operations for release testing and regression testing
• Facilitated release panning, sprint planning, backlog refinement and retrospective meetings and efficiently implemented issue tracking process to track the gaps and user stories
• The project involved significant client migration. Extensively consulted all the stakeholders and laid out the migration and go-live master plan
• Organized internal team building activities, coached the team to raise the level of customer satisfaction. Published a Cognizant internal paper on “Impact of Brexit on European Market Infrastructures”

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Projektleitung / Teamleitung (IT), Projektmanagement, Projektmanagement (IT), Requirement Analyse, SWIFT

Head of Securities Clearing Functionality (Festanstellung)
Eurex Clearing AG, Eschborn
4/2014 – 6/2017 (3 Jahre, 3 Monate)

4/2014 – 6/2017


• Role as Line manager for a distributed team – Frankfurt & Prague. Demostrated excellent capabilities to setup a nearshore team and motivated the team to be self independent within short period of time
• Led the BAs for the Eurex Clearing Securities Clearing CCP
• Responsible to specify the new business requirements in CCP and to handle BAU issues.
• Owner of BAU budget and stayed accountable to the steering committee
• Raised RfP for managed services and actively participated in the vendor selection process
• Played a major role governing and directing the functional scope of T2S implementation in Eurex Clearing CCP
• Strategically steered the service offering of CCP, together with BU leads and IT
• Specialized in analyzing the requirements in corporate actions, clearing and settlement and cash processing of CCP
• Proficient in analyzing, agreeing and documenting interface description and executing bilateral or multilateral E2E tests.
• Engaged different methodologies like waterfall, Agile or Hybrid, depending on the project requirement and test-driven development method

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Lieferantenmanagement (allg.), Release Management, Personalführung, Stakeholder-Analyse, Business Analyse

Release Manager for CCP (Festanstellung)
Eurex Clearing AG, Eschborn
2/2012 – 6/2017 (5 Jahre, 5 Monate)

2/2012 – 6/2017


Roles and Responsibilities
• Role as overall release manager for Eurex Clearing Securities Clearing CCP
• Demonstrated solid performance in (data and client) migration and integration projects
• Planned the release cycles across CCP portfolio, defined and agreed the scope with respective stakeholders and executed the release through different environments until production system
• Assured milestone adherence and approved mitigation plans when necessary
• Identified, managed and resolved risks and issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality with prompt reporting to the management
• Conducted release readiness reviews, milestone reviews, and business Go/No-Go reviews as part of the release launch
• Reported directly to steering committees and product committees of Eurex Clearing
• Planned the training activities to various internal stakeholders like operations (technical and functional) and sometimes also including sales and business relationship management
• Created release closure report for executive committee and collected release feedback from stakeholders for continuous improvement

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Projektmanagement (IT), Release Management, Stakeholder-Analyse

Business Acceptance Test Manager (Festanstellung)
Eurex Clearing AG, Eschborn
2/2009 – 1/2012 (3 Jahre)

2/2009 – 1/2012


Roles and Responsibilities
• BAT Test Manager for Eurex Clearing CCP and responsible for the final quality gate before production environment. Aligned and followed Eurex Clearing test guidelines
• Managed a team of test analysts performing release and regression tests under strict time pressure delivering high quality
• Responsible for BAT test planning, execution and test declaration to the release / project management
• Ensured timely reporting and escalations in case of software issues to PM and IT lead
• Managed the defect life cycle by efficiently prioritizing the defects and their retests
• Involved in multiple end to end tests with internal and external parties of Eurex Clearing, including various connected banks and CSDs
• Direct reporting to steering committees and product committees of Eurex Clearing. Preparing and presenting management reports
• Engaged in training the operations team on the new functionalities

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Projektmanagement (IT), Testmanagement / Testkoordination (IT)

IT Consultant (Festanstellung)
Deutsche Börse AG, Eschborn
10/2005 – 1/2009 (3 Jahre, 4 Monate)

10/2005 – 1/2009


Roles and Responsibilities
• External consultant at Deutsche Börse AG
• Performed backend and frontend programming, both in C, C++ and Java / J2EE respectively
• Engaged in development, system testing and integration testing
• Assisted BAT teams closely in various tests during end-to-end tests with external parties.
• Leading the system test teams.

Eingesetzte Qualifikationen

Testdesign (IT), Testing (IT), Softwareentwicklung (allg.)


Corda Business Professional
Professional Scrum Master
Master of Business Administration
Mannheim Business School
Project Management Professional
Test Manager
Master of Science in Computer Science
TU Braunschweig

Über mich

 Long years of experience in Banking & Financial Services, specialized in Post Trade Processing
 Experience in implementing financial services regulations & cypto securities regulations
 Profound knowledge and experience in designing & implementing DLT / Blockchain solutions in financial services using technologies like r3 Corda, DevOps, RESTAPI, microservices, Azure and Cloud
 Experience in raising RfPs and the driving the vendor selection process
 On the other hand, successfully driven the presales (response to RfPs together with the technical leads) and accompanied the sales processes & customer relationship for various projects
 Long years of experience in business requirements analysis, requirements elicitation and collaboration, requirements management, solution strategy and evaluation
 Proven ability to conceptualize a solution / an application from the scratch by owning the E2E processes and successfully delivering into production
 Expertise in creating client onboarding / migration runbooks by efficiently liasing with multiple stakeholders incl. business, IT and operations
 Several years of large projects' management, IT release management, delivery management and test management using Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid methodologies incl. Scrum, Kanban and SAFe
 Profound knowledge and experience in setting up IT Architecture and IT Infrastructure
 Result oriented with integrated thinking and strong team player with “Can do” & “go-getter” attitude
 Excellent interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders - staff, supervisors and board members, and external clients
 Demonstrated high level of customer centric approach with efficient problem-solving techniques
 Up to date with newest market trends in IT and financial services sector incl. digital transformation
 Entrepreneurial drive with startup character
 Executive MBA from Mannheim Business School (2016)
 PMI® certified Project Management Professional (2012 – present)
 certified Professional Scrum Master I & II (2022)
 r3 Certified Corda Business Professional (2023)
 Certified Business Analysis Professional (In progress, exam scheduled in few weeks)
 Fluent German and English language skills

Weitere Kenntnisse

Skills & Expertise
 Senior Expert in Program / Project Management, Professional Scrum Master, Release Management, Test Management, Change Management, Team Leadership, Agile Methodologies, Scrum, ITIL
 Senior Expert in Requirements Management, Business Analysis, UI/UX Designs, Functional Analysis, Regulatory Requirements Analysis, Gap Analysis, Client onboarding, Migration and Go-live Planning
 Senior Expert in Financial Services, Capital Markets, Post trade processing of Cash and Derivatives, asset servicing, SWIFT and ISO standards,
 Experience with RfP processes, Pre-sales & sales, establising and maintaining customer relationships
 Profound knowledge and experience in implementing projects related to DLT & Blockchain. Keywords - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, ERC20, Fork Handling, transaction fee processing, tokenization of digital assets, handling of UTXOs, r3 Corda
 Strong hold on ALM, Microsoft TFS, JIRA, Sharepoint, Confluence, MSoffice, SQL, Java, IT Architecture and IT Infrastructure
 Knowledge in Azure DevOps, Cloud, REST services, Klubernets, Docker, Kafka, Postman, Hyperledger, microservices

Persönliche Daten

  • Englisch (Muttersprache)
  • Deutsch (Fließend)
  • Hindi (Muttersprache)
  • Europäische Union
  • Schweiz
18 Jahre und 2 Monate (seit 10/2005)
12 Jahre


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