André WANDEL, Country Manager Germany, answers our questions for the launch of EPSA Deutschland.
Introduce yourself and your professional backgrounds
My name is André, I am 46 years young, and father of a 10 year old daughter and live in Frankfurt, Germany.
I have a consulting and management background. I worked for many years in the financial service industry and did consultancy work on transaction services.
I worked for KPMG as an advisor for transaction service projects and was the German Managing Director of Travelex Deutschland GmbH and achieved the Turnaround with this business in 2015. Before this two engagements I worked for the corporate development department of Kuehne & Nagel in Shanghai and Frankfurt.
Why did you choose to join EPSA ? Which main values convinced you to ?
EPSA has a highly entrepreneurial spirit, is very innovative and is among the top French employers. The offer to work for such a high quality service provider convinced me.
What are the EPSA Deutschland missions/offers ?
Due to the introduction of a new law in Germany this year EPSA Deutschland GmbH will focus on gaining customers for Credit Tax Reimbursement consultancy projects.
What are your ambitions for this new office opening in Germany ?
We want to become the market, and innovation leader for CIR services in Germany. In the next year we want to hire a certain amount of people working on CIR services in Germany.
How will you apply the EPSA mindset to the German maket specificities ?
EPSA stands for innovation, low hierarchies and the spirit of a flexible startup enterprise. These characteristics are always important when you enter an new market. Furthermore, EPSA has many years of experience in consulting work on CIR services, while in Germany not many companies have such expertise in this field
What do you do when you are not working ?
When I am not working I spend my time with my family and I like to play football and golf. Sailing and diving are activities which like to do when I am on holidays.
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