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Dr. Dirk Vater

Partner, Bain & Company

Dr. Dirk Vater is the head of Bain's EMEA Financial Services practice, based in Frankfurt. He is also part of their global Digital leadership team and is a senior member of their Sales & Marketing practice. Dirk has more than 25 years of management consulting experience, throughout which he has advised global clients on major transformation programs and strategy development, especially across retail banking, wealth management, SME, and corporate banking. In the last decade, Dirk’s work has emphasized digitalization projects for global financial institutions. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Chemnitz University of Technology, where his research centered on the activities of private equity companies in Germany. He also holds an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Mannheim.