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Philippe Benyounes"Rien ne sert de courir, il faut partir à point.”

Philippe studied at Université Pierre Mendès in Grenoble, France where he received his Maîtrise ès Sciences Economiques (Diplom Wirtschaftswissenschaften). He continued his academic career at Institut d’Etudes Politiques, graduating with a Master’s degree in DESS Economiste d'Entreprise.

Since 2000, Philippe has been a management consultant for the banking industry working for international brands like PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting as well as Business & Finance Consulting Services GmbH - a PwC Spin-Off - as a member of the management board. In 2013, he started Philippe Benyounes Consulting. He is a renowned expert in trading and settlement processes with profound expertise in compliance and MiFiD regulations and internal control mechanisms (IKS). He also has a proven track record in sourcing, including service level agreements (SLAs) and defining key performance indicators (KPIs).

Philippe has also held multiple interim management positions where he was responsible for finance transformation, dealing with fast close, lean finance, IFRS, bad bank procedures, minimum requirements for risk management (MaRisk), and audit support. In his role as an interim manager he coached numerous teams to make them fit for business process (re)engineering. He also has multi-project management and project controlling experience.



Dr. Michael Grunenberg - "Someday is not a day in the week."

Michael holds a degree in business administration (Diplom Kaufmann) from the University of Essen. At the University of Karlsruhe (TH) he earned his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) in the field of information management. While preparing for his doctorate, Michael published articles on bundle trading and financial market engineering, the benefits of computer-based simulations for financial markets, and the optimization of IT sourcing within banks.

Michael began his consulting career in 2000, working, among other positions, as a senior project manager at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a top international consultancy. Since 2012, Michael has been a managing director of Lallée UG/ Grunenberg & Comp.

For his entire professional career Michael has helped banks and insurance companies find cost-cutting and sourcing strategies. His outstanding academic background, supported by his profound knowledge of top management consultancy, means Michael knows how to establish state-of-the-art blueprints within your organization. He will help you complete work on time and to budget, thanks to his long track record in successful (IT) program management.


Dagmar Viola Völker - "Be you; the world will adjust."

Dagmar studied business economics at the Stuttgart Academy of Administration and Economics in cooperation with IBM Deutschland GmbH. Since 2013, she runs Dagmar Völker - FIola COnsult.

Since 1996, she has focused on the design and operational transfer of leading accounting standards (US GAAP, IFRS and German HGB) for international management holding companies. Her international expertise is best exemplified by her work on conceptual blueprints as part of SAP rollouts (FI/ FI-AA, CO-OM and EC-PCA) in the United States, Singapore, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Finland, and Poland. Dagmar has also developed standard process reference models for financial accounting and controlling and introduced them worldwide, including in France, the UK, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, China, and Malaysia.
Dagmar has managed large customer project teams as an interim manager. In this role she has also designed and delivered colleague training for financial accounting.