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Benedikt Wahler, M.A., Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH)


Education  
Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Master of Arts in International Relations
Bologna, Italy and Washington, DC
October 2003 – May 2005
Graduated with Distinction and Honors, GPA 3.89, Concentrations: Strategic Studies, and Global Theory & History. Winner of the 2004 “Grove C. Haines Award for European Studies”. Research Seminar on Transatlantic Relations, chapter on German Foreign & Security Policy published by Prof. Arthur Rachwald, USNA. Research Assistant to Prof. Horst Siebert for the books “The German Economy” and “Economics of the Environment”. Co-organisator of the 'International Strategic Studies Staff Ride' to Montecassino for Prof. Eliot Cohen
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Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)
Research Fellow (Investigador Asociado)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June – August 2004
Paper and Lecture as invited speaker on EU Common Foreign & Security Policy for the International Relations seminar of Prof. Seraferro
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Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft (HfB) - Frankfurt School of Management & Finance
Diplom-Betriebswirt (MBA)
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
August 1998 – March 2003
Diploma Degree in Economics, Banking & Finance, top 5% of class. Joint work and study program. Diploma thesis on “Process Management for Operational Risk in the Framework of Basel II”; seminar papers in Economics (Phillips Curve), Risk Management (Economic Value Added), Business Reengineering (Process Steering), Derivative Securities (Bondoptions, Swaptions, Caps & Floors)
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Universidad de Buenos Aires, Faculty of Economic Sciences
Semester abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 2001 – January 2002
Completed courses in Development Economics, Argentinean Social and Economic History, Financial Administration, and Marketing
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Stanford University
Summer term abroad

Palo Alto, CA, USA
June – August 1998

Completed courses in International Economics, Money & Banking, and Psychology: Emotions & Motivation
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Jack Steinberger Gymnasium
Abitur (German High School Diploma)
Bad Kissingen, Germany
September 1990 – May1998
Valedictorian (1st/77), Abitur (1.1) with majors English, French, History and Physics. Award for graduation thesis on “The American Century - US Foreign Policy between Intervention and Isolation”. Selected for the 1997 Deutsche Schülerakademie – academic honors seminar on US Foreign Policy. Exchange student to Vernon, France (1997), Valladolid, Spain (1996-97), and Massa, Italy (1994- 96)


Professional Experience

General Capital Group Beteiligungsberatung
Project Manager Private Equity/Public Markets
Munich, Germany
since September2005
Corporate analysis and development of investment projects: active minority shareholdings, public-to-private, owner's buy-out, private equity. International fundraising,projects, coordination of consultancy and investment banking activities. Projects e.g. € 1.4bn auction of a specialty chemicals firm, minority stakes up to 5% in Volkswagen AG, BASF AG, ThyssenKrupp AG, Infineon AG and Lanxess AG
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World Security Network Foundation
Journalistic Practice
Washington, DC, USA
since January 2005
Editor USA for Foreign & Security Policy newsletter, preparing and conducting expert interviews, acquiring cooperation partners, contributing author
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HVB Real Estate Bank AG
Management Trainee
Munich, Germany
April 2002 – June 2003
Part-time work (60%) in the Process and Quality Management department. Co-leading a project for process re-design and activity-based costing; conceiving, planning and implementing a process-based method for managing operational risk
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HVB Group, Corporates & Markets, Italy
International Group Placement
Milan, Italy
January – March 2002
Analyzed corporate banking process and implemented improvement, trained staff and introduced Kaizen process optimization method, analyzed IT workflows and initiated systems change projects
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HVB Group, and Bank BPH S.A.
Management Trainee
Munich, Germany and Kraków, Poland
June 2000 – July 2001
Part-time work (60%) in Retail Banking Management for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Assistant to project manager for process improvement, coordinated internal and external communication strategy, editor-in-chief of reporting newsletter to Management Board, preparing merger with Bank Austria at level of internal projects, organized information & training events for senior executives
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HypoVereinsbank AG
Bankkaufmann (Diploma as professionally-trained banker)
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
August 1998 – July 2000
Theoretical and on-the-job training in banking. Worked in Service, Sales, Individual Clients, Small and Medium Enterprises, Real Estate Clients, Liquidity and Investment Advisory, Capital Markets and Treasury departments
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Promise Mgmt. Inc.
Intern
Bahama, NC, USA
July – September 1995 and July – September 1996
Internships in several hotels in North and South Carolina: maintenance, guest services, promotion, sales, finances, management
   


Skills and Activities

Languages: German (native), English, Spanish, French (fluent), Italian (very good), Portugese (intermediate)
Computer: MS Office, Adobe PageMaker & Photoshop, HTML and JavaScript Programming, MS Project, ARIS Process Design
Activities: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Young European Federalists, Junge Liberale, HfB-Alumni, Piano, Literature

Publications
Continuities and Disruptions in Germany's Foreign & Security Policies from 1989 to 2003, chapter 8 in: Rachwald, Arthur (ed.), „Transatlantic Relations (The View from Europe)“, McGrawHill, New York, 2003

„Process Managing Operational Risk. Developing a Concept for Adapting Process Management to the Needs of Operational Risk in the Basel II-Framework“, Graduation Thesis Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft, Frankfurt, 2003; Social Sciences Research Network, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=674221

„Criminals and Courts across the Atlantic“, in The Talent – Politics beyond Nations, Issue 04/2005,
http://www.thetalent.org/Indice/Show/Articoli-HTML/frm-main.php?show=196

„The Great Awakening. The Absolute and the Political: a polemical look at the fringes of the US electorate. A comparison between the religious influence in politics in Iran and the United States of America.“, in The Talent – Politics beyond Nations, Issue 11/2004, http://www.thetalent.org/Indice/Show/Articoli-HTML/frm-main.php?show=137


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