Partners for Change

Through our entrepreneurial spirit and strategic thinking, zeb has established itself as the #1 strategy and management consultancy in the financial services industry in Europe to date. With us, our clients are addressing pressing issues arising from the industry’s changing dynamics and regulatory requirements. Together we face the only constant — change.

zeb в тройке ведущих консалтинговых фирм
zeb started life as a spin-off from Münster University. It is one of the biggest financial advisers in Europe today. The magazine Brandeins covered our growth story in its latest issue. Get the pdf with all insights here:

Our analysis of the 50 largest banking groups in Europe reveals a ‘ticking time bomb’ and predicts four major trends that will dominate the European banking scene until 2021.

Международный отчет
We invite you to take a closer look at some of zeb´s consulting assignments across Europe - with case studies from Poland to Italy, Austria to Russia, Germany to Sweden.

Dr. Dirk Holländer

Dirk Holländer

As a seasoned financial services consultant and advisor with over 17 years’ experience in the banking sector, Dirk Hollaender works with zeb clients ranging from global systemically important banks (G-SIBs) to small regional players across Europe. His focus is on maximising value creation in the finance, risk and treasury areas of today’s banks.

Alexander Nefedov

Alexander Nefedov

Alexander Nefedov has headed zeb’s Russian and Ukrainian office since 2008. He has more than 20 years of experience in management consulting of international and Russian banks in the areas of strategy development, business restructuring, efficiency improvement and integrated performance and risk management.



We are partners for change.
We focus on what matters to our clients in the financial services industry – our goal is to improve their performance and competitive strength. We support and work closely with our clients’ decision makers, employees and stakeholders at every stage of the project – from conceptual design, creatively tailoring ideas to innovative strategies based on robust quantitative analyses for effective and thorough implementation.


We tap into our long-standing in-depth expertise in the fields of financial services strategy, sales, organization, corporate management, human capital, regulation and IT.
We have the full spectrum of opportunities and challenges in today's financial services industry firmly in our sight. From this, we create forward-looking, sustainable value for and with our clients. zeb: that's 360° management consultancy – every day, every challenge, every opportunity, every client.