Christopher Schmitz is a Partner in EMEIA Financial Services at Ernst & Young, leading the Operational Transaction Services team in Germany. He joined the company in 2011 and is based in Frankfurt. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and transaction advisory in Financial Services, including Booz & Company, Deutsche Bank and IBM and leads EY´s German Fintech and Insurtech practice including the EY Start-up Academy, working with start-ups, corporates and investors in digital platform and ecosystem building.