Dr. Michael Maier (deputy chair of the Horizon Scanning Working Group) is co-founder of Fidor Bank AG (www.fidor.de) and member of its board since mid-2004.
Fidor Bank is dedicated to Web 2.0 Principles and integrates its customers directly into the value chain by co-producing or sharing. Dr. Michael Maier is, as COO, responsible for Processes & Projects, Payment and IT. He is also member of the board at Fidor TecS AG and Fidor Factory GmbH.
Since the start Fidor Bank has developed a number of innovative solutions, e.g. Banking API´s. Before Fidor Dr. Maier’s career started as Director Business / Corporate Development and Director Retail business at DAB Bank from 1997 until 2004; major projects have been the DAB IPO and the Internationalization.
He previously also worked as research and teaching assistant at Institute for Marketing, LMU Munich, leading the research group Finance-Marketing; thesis: “Branding for Retail Banking”. Prior to that he did an apprenticeship with Optische Werken G. Rodenstock, with special mention of the city of Munich.
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