Director of Financial Market Relations, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)

Before joining the DSGV, Thomas spent five years establishing and acting as Managing Director of Heptagon Capital Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Freien Sparkassen mbH & Co. KG. After completing his bank apprenticeship at the MM Warburg-Brinckmann Bank, Wirtz & Co, Dr. Keidel studied business studies and economics, with an emphasis on banking management, at the University of Hamburg. He completed his doctorate at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. From 1996 to 1999 Dr. Keidel worked in the office of the Senior Executive (Partner) and in the Corporate Finance Department of MM Warburg & CO. As Project Manager in the mergers and acquisitions division, Dr. Keidel successfully supervised medium-sized corporate mandates and privatisation projects. From 1991 to 1998 he was deputy of the finance department (Ministry) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Dr. Keidel has been a member of several boards of directors and advisory committees of medium-sized German businesses. He has gained extensive experience in the field of international banking.