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Management Board

Shiva Ramabadran
Chief Executive Officer

Shiva was appointed as the new CEO of vwd Vereinigte Wirschaftsdienste GmbH in May 2017. Previously, he took over the function of CTO of the vwd group as an interim manager since August 2016. He previously collaborated in corporate management as a free-lance consultant. Shiva brings his extensive experience in design and implementation of technological infrastructures for internationally active companies and has created the infrastructure for numerous well known buy-side institutions on Wall Street. For instance, he worked for five years for Wall Street Systems and, among other things, managed the research and development team there.

Image Udo Kersting

Udo Kersting
Chief Revenue Officer

Udo as CRO is responsible for  the activities in Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Services and Support since April 2017. In October 2014 he was appointed to the Management Team of vwd Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste GmbH. As Chief Product Officer, he was responsible for developing the product vision and the product roadmap of the vwd group. Udo is an expert for the capital market business and processes in the securities business. As a member of the Divisional Board for Capital Markets at WestLB AG and its successor organization, Portigon, he oversaw the business fields certificates, equity derivatives and stocks. In 2013, Udo became a partner at stratec consultants GmbH, concentrating on process optimization and the strategic focus of the securities business at banks.

Hanno Kowalski
Chief Operating Officer

Since March 2016, Hanno has been Chief Operating Officer of the vwd group. In this position, he is responsible for process efficiency and organization in all areas of the business, as well as direct content, HR, and all international branches. Before joining vwd, he worked at consultancy Market Metrics - a FactSet company - where he was responsible for operations in Europe. Previously, he had had co-responsibility for building up the FactSet business in the German-speaking countries, the Benelux states and Southern Europe. He also has 10 years of professional experience in investment banking and private wealth management.

Björn Döhrer
Chief Product Officer

Björn took over the role of CPO for the vwd group in May 2017 and is responsible for the product roadmap and product development. He is a co-founder and Managing Director of EDG AG where he heads EDG’s product offering and sales department.
Prior to his CPO role, Björn as a product strategist was responsible for the design and implementation of strategic projects. For instance, he designed the regulatory solutions for the PRIIPs and MiFID II regulation as well as the digitalization solutions for the vwd group. He managed various large-scale projects for well-known customers, for example the introduction of a uniform risk classification in the securities business of various banks with affiliated distribution channels. Björn is also an expert on regulatory issues as well as author of various opinions and studies on the future of investment advisory and regulation in financial markets.

Arndt Völkle
Chief Technology Officer

Arndt took over the role of CTO in May 2017. Since then he is responsible for the technological architecture and development in all corporate divisions. He is a co-founder and Managing Director of EDG AG where he has been responsible for EDGs scalable IT platform for valuation and risk analytics since the formation of the company. Arndt is also an expert on the valuation of structured products and derivatives
Arndt graduated from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel with a major in Finance. He also holds an MBA from the University of Pittburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Arndt gained first work experience at Deutsche Bank, KPMG and McKinsey. Before co-founding EDG, he was Managing Partner at QuantriX Partners, responsible for quantitative analyses and capital markets.



Christian Mieth
Chief Financial Officer

Since May 2017, Christian took over the role as CFO for vwd group. He joined vwd in 2011 and was in his former role as Executive Director Finance already responsible for several groupwide financial transactions and projects. Christian started his professional career at Deloitte in auditing and filled also a role as financial responsible for Hyundai Motor Deutschland and SUBARU Deutschland for several years. He received a university degree in Finance in Great Britain.