Anne Jekat

Vice President (Senior Project Manager), Deutsche Bank AG

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

In March 2019, I joined Deutsche Bank Management Consulting (DBMC) as a Vice President (Senior Project Manager). The diversity of our projects and the opportunity to work with different teams continues to fascinate and motivate me. As a senior project manager, I am responsible for managing complex projects, leading the project team and I am also available as a sparring partner for our internal clients. In addition to project work, the development of DBMC is important to me. Therefore, I am also involved in our recruiting by conducting interviews with applicants and representing our department at recruiting events.

My daily challenges:

As a management consultant, it is my job to advise Deutsche Bank’s top management on strategic challenges and to support them in implementing their strategy to achieve our ambitions objectives. This encompasses strategic topics on the level of DB Group as a whole and on the level of individual business divisions and infrastructure units. Currently, our projects are mostly contributing to the comprehensive transformation the bank is undergoing with our adapted strategy. To succeed, the classic consulting skills are particularly relevant for globally distributed projects: structuring complex challenges, identifying the best possible solutions and bringing them to a decision, and coordinating numerous stakeholders in their expectations and contributions.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

Deutsche Bank has kicked-off a comprehensive transformation with the adapted strategy we announced in summer 2019. As management consultants in DB, we are of course part of this transformation, across all business and infrastructure areas. We have the opportunity to actively shape the changes, together with our internal clients, and to make a significant contribution to the future of the bank. As an inhouse consultant, it is possible for us to accompany the projects for a longer period of time or at least “keep an eye on them”. At the same time, our deep understanding of the bank enables us to highlight interdependencies and interfaces that make the implementation of the individual transformation projects more effective.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

My work at Deutsche Bank Management Consulting enables me to continuously develop and grow, both professionally and personally. The DBMC management team also attaches great importance to this. We achieve this, among other things, through regular project rotations, which always present us with new challenges, as well as an extensive and individually tailored training curriculum.

In addition, as consultants, we build up a broad network in the bank through our projects. DBMC has a key function in Deutsche Bank, since we operate across divisions, accompany both the strategy development and its implementation and are highly valued by DB’s top management.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

After completing my bachelor’s degree at ESB Reutlingen, I started as a junior consultant in Deutsche Bank Management Consulting in 2010. This was preceded by an internship in DBMC which resulted in an offer for a permanent position. From 2010 to 2015 I worked at Deutsche Bank in Inhouse Consulting and Group Strategy. I left the bank at the end of 2015 to complete my master’s degree at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. During this time I was able to gain further experience in external consulting, with a focus on change and transformation. In March 2019 I returned to DBMC as a project manager, where I can benefit from my diverse experience to date.

What I like to do in my spare time:

I like to spend my free time outside in nature, in the mountains or by the sea. Even in the sometimes hectic everyday life, I try to balance as much as possible, for example by cycling or running at the Main River.