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  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. Oliver Rath Seminar für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Informationsmanagement

    +49 221 470 5365
    Pohligstr. 1 50969 Köln
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Short Bio

Oliver 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, transformational and restructuring projects, as well as go-to-market initiatives for leading international corporations from various industries. Oliver also works as a startup-CFO at deckenpost, as a startup advisor, and as an entrepreneur in the field of renewable energies.

In his research, Oliver focuses on Machine Learning in Financial Markets, e.g. in the application of NLP models to financial documents and statements, in the analysis of news and social media communication as well as in the area of financial fraud and regulation.

  • Since 2021: PhD Candidate, University of Cologne
  • Since 2021: CFO, deckenpost GmbH
  • 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

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine-Learning
  • Finance / Financial Markets
  • Fraud and Regulation
  • Data Science