Based in our Frankfurt office, Philipp Mettenheimer is a Principal in the Finance and Risk Practice, as well as the Corporate and Institutional Banking Practice. He has experience in consulting for leading financial institutions in Europe and Africa, working on a broad range of risk topics, including: Risk Governance, Risk Strategy and Risk Appetite, as well as Risk Processes and Risk Measurement.
Finance and risk executives of leading European banks seek Philipp’s advice on strategic challenges. While sustainability and climate change are his current focus, examples of prior work include the reduction of non-performing loans or the transition to IFRS9.
Putting client interests first helps to create a positive working atmosphere – even in challenging times of change.
His clients frequently laude Philipp’s ability put their interests first; to ask why in the interests of maintaining a sharp focus on bottom-line impact and to achieve consensus through his political skills.
Philipp credits his unusual childhood and academic background as potentially having shaped these skills. As a child, his parents worked as ex-pats, which meant he experienced the cultural differences between the UK, Germany, Mexico, and the US early on. His study of philosophy, mathematics and business has given him the unique ability to operate between these different perspectives on the world.
One of Philipp’s favourite quotes is “Entities should not be multiplied without necessity.”(William of Ockham)
Philipp is married and lives in Frankfurt am Main with his wife.