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Strategic Bank Management

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Duration and Price

On-Campus Training

  • 5 Days
  • Summer 2023
  • Price: EUR 5,900*

*Group discount of 10% in case of two or more participants per company and date. 

* 15% early bird discount available.

*Price includes beverages, lunch, and networking dinner. Accommodation is not included in the price. 

Strategic Bank Management is part of IAS Summer Academy and also will be recognised as the in-class specialisation of Certified Expert in Business Development programme.


Banks in emerging markets and developing countries now need to retool for a future where financing conditions will be more restrictive and where requirements by regulators and investors will be more demanding, not least on internal governance and financial integrity. As the post-pandemic recovery is now marred by geopolitical tensions, disrupted trade links and surging commodity prices, near term risks are proliferating. Risks from climate change and the need to disclose alignment with ESG principles are a profound new challenge. At the same time, digital finance defines a highly fluid industry environment. Many concepts in strategic management will need to be revisted.

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This track will explore these emerging challenges for senior bank managers by drawing on the expertise of Frankfurt School’s renowned faculty and experts who are leaders in their fields. We will study the experience of the leading industry players from both emerging markets and Europe.

Target Group

This session is limited to senior leaders and C-suite managers. Regulators, supervisors and advisors to financial institutions will also benefit, and can engage in the discussions.

Topics Covered

  • Accelerating Sustainable Transition 
  • Navigating a Volatile World 
  • Leveraging Technology Innovation 
  • Restructuring and Corporate Turnaround 
  • Industry Site Visit

Track Lecturers

Christian Hecker


Christian Hecker studied at Frankfurt School and at Zhejiang University in China. He was based in Singapore and China where he worked on strategic projects and opened a branch for German leading SME bank in China. Mr Hecker gained extensive market knowledge helping expanding SME´s to grow their business across borders. After 3 years of multinational banking in Germany Christian Hecker was sent again into Asia to coordinate a post-merger cooperation with one of the largest banks in India. 

In 2009 Christian Hecker got awarded as the keynote speaker of the Monetary Conference of Zhejiang University in China. Since then Christian contributed on conferences and with own executive trainings on Innovation in Banking and Finance, Digital Finance and SME Finance in various countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Christian has strong practical and theoretical knowledge on disruptive technologies like Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, API and Open Banking, Biometrics, AI incl. Data analytics and cloud computing. He has been working with Frankfurt School as an external trainer since 2012 for similar projects.

Dr. Bald is Frankfurt School’s most senior international advisor and a recognized expert in Treasury, Risk and Asset Liability Management. He serves as lead consultant at the Frankfurt School Competence Center in Risk Management and regularly manages complex implementation assignments in Europe, Asia and Africa.  Joachim maintains a large portfolio of advisory mandates including recent and ongoing interventions with EIB, EBRD, KfW, African Development Bank, as well as at Cairo Amman, Etihad and Ahli Bank in Jordan, HKL and PRASAC in Cambodia, XacBank and Khan Bank in Mongolia and many more.

Dr. Bald is a Member of the Board of Directors at Bai Tushum Bank in Kyrgyzstan, at KMF in Kazakhstan and at FIDEF / EFA-Group in Singapore.

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At Frankfurt School, Joachim is the Academic Director of the Certified Expert in Risk Management and also teaches Asset Liability Management in the Certified Expert in Treasury and Markets (CETM) program in partnership with AEFMA.

In his early career, Dr. Bald worked at Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt and Deutsche Börse Systems, the IT division of the German stock exchange in Frankfurt and Chicago. Joachim holds a German MBA (Diplomkaufmann), a doctorate in economics and is also a US Certified Management Accountant. Joachim is fluent in English, French, German and Russian.

Dr. Joachim Bald


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