Leadership

Leadership & Members

CORE is an independent partnership. Select partners manage the company and act as first points of contact for our clients and consultants. Simultaneously, partners lead the industry practices in order to develop their respective areas together with the teams they lead.

We strive to continuously expand our knowledge through strong leadership in dynamically changing economic environments.

Partners

Partners at CORE are responsible for independent client situations, the further development of CORE in relevant areas, and the expansion of competences and expertise of employees.

Christian Böhning
Christian Böhning
Christian Böhning

Christian is CORE’s Managing Director and is in charge of planning and directing complex IT transformations, particularly in the context of IT organisation architecture modernisation and re-alignment. He ensures success for our clients by combining technical, IT and management expertise. Christian has more than 15 years of professional experience managing technology-driven transformations in the financial industry, as well as in the bio-technology sector. Before founding CORE, he supported conception and transformation implementation of core banking systems with major banks in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in a managerial role.

Fabian Meyer
Fabian Meyer
Fabian Meyer

As a Managing Partner, Fabian leads efforts to build CORE’s business abroad. He is in charge of implementing complex IT projects with a focus on digitalisation projects in the banking industry. While studying for his degree in Business Economics, he was already able to gain experience as a business advisor and founder. He has many years of consulting experience in the banking sector with a focus on project management, start-ups and innovations in the financial industry, as well as in transformation engineering.

Holger Friedrich
Holger Friedrich
Holger Friedrich

Since 2010, Holger has been in charge of our consulting unit. He has been active in the software industry for over 25 years,  focusing on developing IT strategies, as well as supporting IT restructuring and development programmes. Following his degree in IT and German Studies, he was one of the founding members of the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Potsdam, which is known today as the Hasso Plattner Institute. Before founding CORE, Holger set up a technology company, was involved with market-leading technology providers in a management capacity and was a partner in a leading international strategic consulting firm.

Martin Groschke
Martin Groschke
Martin Groschke

As a Managing Partner at CORE, Martin is in charge of implementing complex IT transformation projects. Alongside the development of our Human Resources division, he is primarily responsible for projects in the insurance sector. He is also actively involved in expanding our network with universities and colleges. As an economist, Martin is always looking to optimise our business processes. During his time at university, he was already working in a management role within a student-led business consulting firm, as well as part of various project assignments with internationally-renowned consulting companies.

Rivi Wickramarachchi
Rivi Wickramarachchi
Rivi Wickramarachchi

As a Managing Partner at CORE, Rivi is responsible for the business in Dubai and the near east. Holding a degree in computer science Rivi acquired fundamental knowledge about core banking systems and strategy development in the banking industry. Before joining CORE he improved complex IT systems at various financial institutions where he was in charge of managing the entire IT architecture.

Generalists

Generalists master analytics and synthesis, develop strategies, and are the first points of contact regarding IT-transformation questions for the senior management of our clients. 

Kenneth Chu Sam
Kenneth Chu Sam
Kenneth Chu Sam

As a Transformation Manager at CORE, Kenneth focuses on developing IT strategies. He finished his Bachelors and Masters degrees majoring in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, specialising in Biomedical Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Kenneth has gained experience in strategy development as an intern and student trainee at one of Germany’s largest power supply companies, and as a student advisor. Since then, Kenneth has been supporting our clients in a multitude of international strategy development projects.

Experts

Experts are acknowledged as specialists in their field due to their long-standing and dedicated experience, and are sought-after by our clients for operational IT management.

Dr. Philipp Kleine Jäger
Dr. Philipp Kleine Jäger
Dr. Philipp Kleine Jäger

As a Transformation Director at CORE, Philipp directs the strategic alignment of IT architectures. Besides studying materials' science and receiving a PhD in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he has almost a decade of experience working in an international financial software company. He has extensive consulting experience in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation management and is helping our clients implement cloudnative, distributed micro service architectures for transactional processing, ETL, machine learning and big data applications to complement the traditional monolithic core banking applications.

Dr. Carsten Wedekind
Dr. Carsten Wedekind
Dr. Carsten Wedekind

As a Transformation Engineer at CORE, Carsten focuses on the strategic alignment of IT architectures. He also acts as co-chairman of the Lending Working Group in the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN). With a doctorate in physics, he has many years of experience in the implementation of IT projects. Before moving to CORE, Carsten assisted well-known international companies in introducing standard software packages as well as in individual developments.

Dr. Waldemar Grudzien
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien
Dr. Waldemar Grudzien

As a Transformation Engineer at CORE, Waldemar deals particularly with the current regulatory challenges and their technical implementation. With a doctorate in electrical engineering and a degree in Business Administration, he has been a manager in a national banking association in which he was responsible for the areas of retail banking and banking technologies. A particular focus of Waldemar’s is on security regulation and its technological effect on IT infrastructures, on which a large number of his publications are based.