Jochen Werne

Jochen Werne, is a German Manager, Speaker & NGO-Founder with a proven track record in business & digital transformation and in the field of People’s Diplomacy. He’s Director & authorised signatory of Bankhaus August Lenz in charge of several Private & Corporate banking business units like Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Treasury & Payment Services.

Prior to his academic studies in economics at the University of Passau, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the Helsinki School of Economics & recently at Oxford University, he served two years as navigator on board of the famous German Navy tall ship ‘Gorch Forck‘.

Afterwards he worked in global investment banking at Bankers Trust Alex. Brown International & at Deutsche Bank. After a start-up experience, he joined in 2001 Accenture as customer relationship management expert before moving on to the Munich-based Bankhaus August Lenz & Co. AG in 2003. He lead to date various departments in CMO, COO related postions as well as head of various Sales departments. He was instrumental in the international expansion of the Mediolanum Banking Group and lead – as quoted by Fintech Finance – the transformation of Bankhaus August Lenz into a driver of innovation in digitization, resulting in many awards received.

He’s is member of the bank’s Innovation Leadership Team; member of the Federal Ministry of Education & Research artificial intelligence initiative ‘Learning Systems’; member of the expert board of Management Circle & member of one of world’s leading think tanks, the Royal Institute of International Affairs ‘Chatham House’. He is a recognized keynote speaker at innovation, executive & banking conferences as well as author & co-author of several books & professional articles.

He’s honorary Ambassador & founded several NGO’s dedicated to the development of international diplomatic and intercultural relations. He’s quoted by DIE ZEIT, Wirtschaftswoche, Süddeutsche Zeitung et al. Germany’s largest magazine Focus recognised his achievements recently in its section “The influencers”


  • University of Oxford

  • Helsinki School of Economics

  • Goethe University Frankfurt

  • University of Passau