A photographic portrait of Christopher Schmitz
As an active sponsor, I am passionate about working with start-ups, incumbents and investors to create the digital future of financial services.

Christopher Schmitz

EY EMEIA Fintech Leader, EY EMEIA Strategy and Transactions Innovation Leader, Ernst & Young GmbH Germany Financial Services Innovation Leader

Strategic advisor in digital transformation and innovation. Connects start-ups and investors. Family person. Wedding and portrait photographer. Passionate coffee roaster. Argentine Tango dancer.

Christopher Schmitz has more than 20 years of advisory experience in Financial Services.

As a passionate advisor, he works with start-ups, investors and established clients at positioning the financial services sector within the digital ecosystems of the future.

Christopher is a Strategy and Transactions Partner for Ernst & Young GmbH. He is a member of the steering committee of TechQuartier in Frankfurt and represents the EY at Insurlab in Cologne. He is the founder of the EY Start-Up Academy and acts as a mentor for start-ups for international accelerator programs. Prior to joining EY, Christopher worked as a strategic advisor for Deutsche Bank. In addition to his role at EY, he is also a Lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance.

How Christopher is building a better working world

“I am working with my highly motivated and diverse team of nine nationalities addressing challenges of the financial services industry. Apart from my focus on the implementation of consolidation and restructuring of the finance sector, and investments and divestments, I understand my role as a networker, who connects different players in digital transformation to work on solutions for the future. As an active sponsor of the start-up ecosystem, I collaborate as a Partner with founders, established clients and investors for the national and international implementation of cooperations and the design of growth.”

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