Sybren Raaijmakers

Senior Consultant

Frankfurt am Main

Sybren graduated with honors in Econometrics (MSc.) from Aarhus University, Denmark and in Trade & Investment Law (LL.M.) from the UvA, the Netherlands. After working on complex legal issues for clients such as Samsung at Simmons & Simmons LLP, he decided to move closer to the financial industry.

He implemented the Advanced Measurement Approach for the German entities of a large international bank, developed a mathematical model to assess clients based on over 50 independent variables which is now in use throughout the organization and led the development & implementation of the combined methodologies & standards for Business Decision Management, Process Modeling & Lean Management creating savings of >30%.

notable Career & Qualifications

  • Optimization projects in the field of Fee structure & Pricing for a German bank, Lifecycle Contracts (savings >35%), Lifecycle Accounts (savings >30%), and Payments (savings >40%)
  • Project Lead Core Banking Replacement for a German bank
  • Project Lead country wide implementation of the Advanced Measurement Method for a German bank
  • Design & Set-Up Maritime Sector Knowledge & Deal Sharing team (horizontal intelligence center) for a large Dutch bank
  • Integration of a large private banking portfolio for a German bank
  • Project Lead of a large outsourcing project with substantial savings (>65%)
  • Certified black belt, Prince 2 Practitioner, Process Management Executive & BPMN 2.0 Expert
  • Fluent in German, Dutch & English

Other activities

  • Founder & Chair of the Young Bankers Association Germany
  • Founder & CEO of Startgiving.org