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Dr. Frank Holger

Dr. Frank Holger Thole

Managing Director / Banker / Diplom-Kaufmann / Dr.rer.pol. (RWTH Aachen) / M.Phil. (Maastricht, NL) / MBA (Derby, UK) / Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, Charlottesville, USA) / University lecturer

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"Consulting for the financial markets - a passion for performance. For our clients. Quality counts. That's what WEPEX GmbH stands for."


  • More than 30 years of consulting and management experience with renowned banks, stock exchanges and asset managers in Germany and abroad

  • Strategy and management consulting in capital markets and financial instruments

  • Product and financial engineering including new product implementations

  • Digital transformation: introduction of new (digital) business models, products and distribution channels, IT architecture and strategy

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), restructuring and transformation (target screening, due diligence, valuation, business plan, PMI, etc.)

  • Trading, valuation, portfolio and risk management architectures, model validation and quantitative methodologies

  • Risk, legal and compliance management - ensuring regulatory compliance

  • New and further development of processes and IT procedures in the areas of securities, derivatives, funds, payments, account and custody management


  • Many years of experience in programme/project management based on marketable state-of-the-art methods (GPM certified, Scrum certified)

  • Professional coverage of the entire project lifecycle (preliminary study, business case, project setup, technical conception, implementation management incl. Waterfall & Scrum, test management, rollout, benefit collection)

  • Management methods and scientific research, analysis and teaching methodology certified by renowned international universities (Aachen, St. Gallen, Maastricht)

  • Leadership skills in project and line management, quality assurance and C-level stakeholder management


  • Part-time lecturer and university lecturer at various colleges/universities, supervision and evaluation of master's and doctoral theses

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Strategic Finance at the University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management (FOM)

  • Member of the European Finance Association (EFA)

  • Member of the German Mergers & Acquisitions Association (BMA)

  • Member of the German Atlantic Society and the Economic Council of the CDU

  • Supervision of finance and banking studies, publications in journals and books

  • Participation in scientific conferences as speaker and reviewer (e.g. EFA, EUROMA, EURAM etc.)

  • Former scholarship holder, mentor and lecturer at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation


  • Since 2010: WEPEX Consulting, Partner/Managing Director

  • 2007 - 2010: Deka Bank, Frankfurt (Director, Head of Business Management, Corporates & Markets COO)

  • 2005 - 2007: WestLB, Düsseldorf and London (Director Capital Markets, Senior Business Manager)

  • 2002 - 2005: Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, London and New York (Vice President Investment Banking, Business Management, Internal Audit and Compliance)

  • 1999 - 2002: Andersen Consulting/Accenture (Consultant, Manager, Project Manager)

  • 1998 - 1999: Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt and New York (Risk Analyst)

  • 1988 - 1998: Bank apprenticeship, followed by employment (partly while studying) as a bank clerk

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