Florian Forst

Partner

Head, Financial Services, Central Europe

Education

Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
University Law Degree
Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Past Experience

zeb consulting
Partner
UniCredit Group
Senior Vice President
McKinsey & Company
Associate Principal

Florian is a Partner based in our Munich office. He is a member of the global Financial Services Core Management Team and Head of Financial Services Central Europe.

Florian is a topic expert in retail, private, and SME banking on:

  • Growth programs
  • Restructuring efforts
  • Omnichannel banking, including sales steering models and organizational set-up
  • Platform/open banking
  • Customer-driven E2E digitalization

Florian started his career with McKinsey & Company in 2000, supporting leaders of financial institutions mainly in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK. He moved in 2007 to UniCredit Group to build it up from scratch and lead its in-house consulting unit (approximately 75 full-time equivalents), supporting the Group across Europe in highly demanding growth, restructuring, and change projects. In 2016 he joined zeb consulting, a leading European consulting boutique focused on financial services. There he built his client franchise, advising senior leaders of international/ European universal banks, German private banks, financial services infrastructure providers, and PE firms investing into FS. 

Florian is a lawyer by training, having studied at the Universities of Munich and Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. in Company Law from the University of Munich.

o    Florian is married and has two daughters. He is living in Munich and enjoys sports with his family. Moreover, Florian is a passionate cook.

Florian is a Partner based in our Munich office. He is a member of the global Financial Services Core Management Team and Head of Financial Services Central Europe.

Florian is a topic expert in retail, private, and SME banking on:

  • Growth programs
  • Restructuring efforts
  • Omnichannel banking, including sales steering models and organizational set-up
  • Platform/open banking
  • Customer-driven E2E digitalization

Florian started his career with McKinsey & Company in 2000, supporting leaders of financial institutions mainly in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK. He moved in 2007 to UniCredit Group to build it up from scratch and lead its in-house consulting unit (approximately 75 full-time equivalents), supporting the Group across Europe in highly demanding growth, restructuring, and change projects. In 2016 he joined zeb consulting, a leading European consulting boutique focused on financial services. There he built his client franchise, advising senior leaders of international/ European universal banks, German private banks, financial services infrastructure providers, and PE firms investing into FS. 

Florian is a lawyer by training, having studied at the Universities of Munich and Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. in Company Law from the University of Munich.

o    Florian is married and has two daughters. He is living in Munich and enjoys sports with his family. Moreover, Florian is a passionate cook.

More About Florian
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
    University Law Degree
  • Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford
  • zeb consulting
    Partner
  • UniCredit Group
    Senior Vice President
  • McKinsey & Company
    Associate Principal