Global IT consulting firm GFT has appointed Wolfgang Mantke as a Principal Consultant in its risk management practice. Mantke joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London, where he spent three years within the bank’s investment banking division.
GFT is an IT consulting firm that specialises in the financial services industry. The firm was founded in 1987 in St. Georgen, Germany, by Ulrich Dietz, who today still serves as the CEO. Since, the firm has grown strongly to a team of more 3,000 employees in eleven countries, serving customers in over 30 different countries. Its footprint was boosted significantly last year when it purchased UK-based business and IT consultancy Rule Financial, which added more than 650 employees in the UK, the US, Poland, Costa Rica and Spain. GFT’s global revenue in 2014 was around €350 million.
To boost its risk management practice, GFT has hired Wolfgang Mantke, who joins from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London. At the bank, he spent three years as a Market Risk Manager within the investment banking division, and was responsible for among others managing stress testing activities and capital management. Before joining RBS, Wolfgang spent six years working as a Financial Engineer at Algorithmics, where he implemented their risk management solution suite for a number of financial institutions. Throughout his career, Mantke worked extensively in both market and credit risk, and has broad experience in designing, implementing and employing risk management solutions and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. The new GFT advisor holds a PhD in physics from GA Tech and an MBA from ESC Lyon.
“I’m excited about delivering important client offerings that include both business consulting and technical solution implementation,” comments Mantke on his new role.