Robert Bischof bolsters Banking practice of Strategy& in Germany

17 July 2018 3 min. read

Strategy& has bolstered its Banking practice in Germany with the addition of Robert Bischof. The newly appointed partner is based in the firm’s Munich office.

The 36-year-old Robert Bischof will advise players in the financial services space, with a focus on corporate banking. His main fields of expertise are strategy, digitisation and organisational change. 

The addition comes at a time when, after a first wave in retail banking, digitisation is now also in full swing in the corporate segment of the banking industry, said Peter Gassmann, European CEO of Strategy&. Bishop's main task will be to help banks develop new strategies and business models to address digital disruption, and help them with partnering with innovative players to stay ahead of the curve. 

According to recent study by The Boston Consulting Group, Europe’s banking industry still has a long way to go if it wants to match the performance of leading US and Asian banks, with technology and digitisation touted to play a key role in the transition.

Robert Bischof bolsters Banking practice of Strategy& in Germany

Bischof brings many years of strategy consulting and industry experience to his new employer. After working for Siemens, latterly as a board member, he spent almost 10 years at Bain & Company, where Bischof was responsible for services to institutions in corporate banking, wealth and asset management. Most recently, the mathematician was Managing Director and Spokesman of the Management Board of the Max Planck Foundation. The German Foundation oversees funding for projects delivered by the Max Planck Society.

“I am delighted to welcome Robert Bishop. A specialist in corporate banking, he strengthens our financial services practice with his expertise in customer-centric strategies and business models,” commented Gassmann.

Germany is Strategy&’s largest practice in Europe. The firm, founded in 2014 after PwC acquired Booz & Company, has offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. Globally the company is led by a German; Joachim Rotering. 

Meanwhile in Germany’s banking industry, Deutsche Bank has tapped the services of McKinsey & Company to help with the development of a new strategic plan.