Waldemar Faltenberg has been responsible for market expansion in the DACH+ region for Provenir since last year. As a trained cooperative banker, he started his career at a local bank and was able to gain experience in the retail banking, mortgage lending, and corporate banking business during the almost 9 years he worked there. After a stint at Coface in corporate client sales, he returned to the cooperative financial network. At first, he was more operationally active at the former VR Leasing AG and after the reorganization and re-branding to VR Smart Finanz AG, he was responsible for the organization and management of 25 Volksbanks. Here he supported the banks at the strategic level in the area of SME financing and in the “make or buy” decision. In 2021, he moved to BFS finance Gmbh, part of Arvato Financial Solutions (now Riverty), where he worked on the cinfoni project. The idea of cinfoni was a platform to simplify the KYC process for corporates and Tier 1-2 banks with a networking mindset. Waldemar Faltenberg brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry in various fields. Professional development is very important to him. Thus, in addition to his professional activities, he completed a Bachelor’s degree after his apprenticeship, which he graduated from Steinbeis University Berlin in 2010. In 2019, he started an Executive MBA at the Spanish IESE Business School, which he completed in 2021. Here he was able to expand his know-how in the area of entrepreneurship, innovation and digital transformation in a very practical way and also in various projects. In his private life, the father of three girls is active as the chairman of the board for the non-profit organisation “Leben ist mehr e.V.” (Life is more), which is currently setting up a training workshop in a children’s home with a primary and secondary school in Kenya.