Managing Director - World Alliance of International Financial Centers
Jochen Biedermann serves as Managing Director of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC), an international non-profit association registered in Brussels and with head office in Frankfurt. On behalf of the financial centre of Frankfurt, he takes care of development and implementing partnerships between Frankfurt and other international financial centres. Additionally, he coordinates Frankfurt’s initiative to become a leading global FinTech hub, supporting young companies with new business ideas in finance & technology. Furthermore, he is the FinTech coordinator for the EU Financial Centre Roundtable, a member of the Advisory Council on FinTech of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), a mentor at Accelerator Frankfurt and a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center. Jochen is also the founder and CEO of Blockchain Asia Ltd., a Blockchain company founded in Hong Kong beginning of 2016 with offices in Frankfurt and Singapore. Finally, he consults Chinese companies and investors in doing business in Germany and German companies to be successful in China. From 1999 to 2013 Jochen worked for Deutsche Börse Group. As SVP for International Affairs, he oversaw its business in emerging markets. Since 2001 he serves regularly as a lecturer as well as supervisor of MBA students at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Jochen holds a diploma in mathematics & computer science from the University of Göttingen and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cottbus, Germany. He is also Research Professor at Hankou University in Wuhan, China.