Bernd Recker

Bernd is a specialist in technology and IT operations for Financial Services companies.  He has been the EVP for Athene Holdings, Global CIO for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG and a Managing Director in the Global FS practice at Accenture. Along with his deep functional experience in IT operations, he has a strong outsourcing and consulting background with a M&A/deal-making focus. In his most recent role as EVP for PE-backed Athene Holdings, he consolidated multiple insurance and asset management companies into one coherent IT organization. Previously, at Allianz he managed the global IT organization of 600+ employees across 13 locations.  He started his career with Accenture and eventually became a Partner and Managing Director in their global FS practice. He was the Client Relationship Partner for several major banks and carried leadership responsibility across multiple market segments in Europe and the US.