Stephan leads Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) business and market development efforts for the Financial Services industry in the EMEA region. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the financial services industry in the UK/Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He works with customers across banking, payments, capital markets, and insurance to help them transform their existing businesses and to bring new, innovative solutions to market by leveraging AWS services. Stephan has 18 years of experience driving transformational change at a variety of organizations. Before joining AWS, he served as the Head of Business and Risk Management for Operations & Technology and the Head of Structural Reform at Barclays Investment Bank in London. He also served as Chief of Staff at Barclays Africa Group in Johannesburg and led the Strategy Team for Barclays Group. Prior to joining Barclays, Stephan worked for eight years at McKinsey & Company, where he advised Financial Services companies in Europe and Asia on business and corporate strategies, M&A strategies, management information systems, and risk management. He possesses extensive knowledge of financial institutions in both retail and wholesale lines of business, particularly with regards to strategy, regulation, business management, and operational risk management. Stephan holds a PhD in Finance (Dr. rer. pol.); a European Masters in Management; a Diplôme de Grande Ecole de Commerce; and a Diplom-Kaufmann degree.