Achim Oelgarth

Co-Founder & Co-CEO of the Berlin Finance Initiative

Honorary Jury member

Achim Oelgarth has been working in the financial industry and advises tech startups for over 20 years now. He is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of the Berlin Finance Initiative (BFI), the voice of Berlin's finance and tech hub and CEO of the East German Banking Association. Previously, as UniCredit‘s Head of Institutional Affairs Germany, he was responsible for the political and regulatory affairs team of the pan-European bank. Before that, from 2004 to 2009, he established and led the representative office of the Association of German Banks at the European Union in Brussels. Achim studied law at the University of Bonn. In 1998 he was admitted to the bar. At MIT Sloan School of Management he has been doing research on artificial intelligence and its implications on business strategy.