zum Inhalt springen



Oliver Rath graduated from the University of Cologne in 2009 with a Diploma degree in Business Information Systems. In the following 12 years - before returning to the Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS) to pursue his PhD studies – Oliver gained vast experience as a strategy, M&A, and IT consultant for PwC and Deloitte. He led and coordinated M&A-related project work (Due Diligence, Post Merger Integration, and Carve-out), transformational and restructuring projects, as well as go-to-market initiatives for leading international corporations from various industries. Oliver also works as a business coach for startups and as an entrepreneur in the field of renewable energies.

  • Since 2021: PhD Candidate, University of Cologne
  • Since 2014: Managing Director, Joachim Rath Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
  • 2017 – 2020: Senior Manager – M&A / Deals, Prokurist, PwC
  • 2016 – 2017: Manager – IT M&A, Deloitte
  • 2010 – 2014: Senior Consultant – IT Strategy, Deloitte
  • 2004 – 2009: Diploma in Business Information Systems, University of Cologne


  • Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Finance / Financial Markets
  • M&A