Dr. Viktoria Danzer

Head of Transformation and Development Team at the HypoVereinsbank

My Job as Inhouse Consultant:

I joined UniCredit T&D Team in 2015. The main focus of my projects lies on strategy development, sales optimization and the increase of efficiency for corporate banking. As the head of Transformation & Development , my daily work includes project related activities, client coverage and a wide range of topics related to running a unit in the style of a consultancy firm with topics such as recruiting, retention/training, marketing, controlling, event planning.

My daily challenges:

We provide an all-around support to our clients including the conceptual phase and until implementation is either running or completed. The focus on implementation is one of our key advantages. Our commitment to deliver high quality and sustainable results is very high. This, combined with an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution and ideas are welcome makes our work exciting and rewarding.

Why I like to work as Inhouse Consultant:

I have worked in different roles within UniCredit and spent a couple of years in a top Tier strategy consultancy. UniCredit Transformation & Development provides the perfect combination to develop complex strategic topics and simultaneously participate on the operational side of the business. The great variety of contents and the mix of colleagues with very different professional background make our daily work particularly interesting. I consider it as additional asset, that our clients are also colleagues.

What I like most about being an Inhouse Consultant:

UniCredit Transformation & Development supports UniCredit’s Top Management in carrying out strategic, operational and regulatory projects. The financial services industry faces great changes and it is our task to find solutions to these. The mix of daily challenges, a great work environment and a large degree of individual freedom to develop ideas within the projects make being a Head of T&D very attractive.

My life before joining the Inhouse Consultancy:

I studied political science in Munich and Siena and completed my PhD in philosophy. During my time at university, I started to work part-time for UniCredit and after my graduation, I joined the trainee program in the investment banking division. Positions in Munich, Brussels and longer stays in Eastern Europe offered me the opportunity to get to know the Group’s different divisions. I then moved on to work for a Top Tier Strategy Consultancy Firm for clients in the financial services industry. Within T&D, I can now leverage on my experience as a banker and consultant.

What I like to do in my spare time:

I like to enjoy Munich’s lovely location and cultural offerings together with my family. Skiing, hiking and swimming as well as visits to the theatre or the opera and last but not least spending time with friends in one of the many beer gardens are among my favourites.