Dr. Dirk Holländer

As a seasoned financial services consultant and advisor with over 17 years’ experience in the banking sector, Dirk Holländer is working with zeb clients – ranging from global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) to small regional players – in the UK and across Europe. His focus is on maximising the value-add of finance, risk and treasury functions for today’s banks.



Dirk is a sought after industry commentator and academic lecturer as well as a widely published author on key issues and challenges facing the European banking sector, including zeb’s well-renowned annual European Banking Study – a state-of-the industry insights report across the 50 largest banking groups in the UK and Europe.

In addition to client advisory, Dirk is responsible for staffing and recruiting at zeb and leads its Strategic Finance Practice. In this role, he is managing strategic projects with focus on value based management and controlling.

Dirk joined zeb right after finishing his education with stints at universities in Germany, Australia and the US, graduating with a PhD in Economics.