Thomas Hempel

ist gesund und munter. 🥦

Employee, Business Expert (Senior VP) Blockchain/ DLT @ Cloud Foundation & DLT Services, Commerzbank AG

Frankfurt, Germany


Professional experience for Thomas Hempel

  • Current , since Jun 2020

    Product Owner IaaS/PaaS & IAM (Senior VP) @ Cloud Foundation & DLT Services

    Commerzbank AG

  • Current , since Mar 2020

    Business Expert (Senior VP) Blockchain/ DLT @ Cloud Foundation & DLT Services

    Commerzbank AG

    As Co-Founder of CBK's DLT Lab, I have been a leading role for strategy, business & product developments in the area of Capital Markets, Cash on Ledger, KYC/ Identity Management, Trade Finance and Digital Assets & Custody since 2016. However, it’s all about the development AND integration of new products; hence, to utilise DLT’s full potential and to provide CBK, its partners and customers not only with POCs but scalable state-of-the-art products & solutions is my inner drive and nature.

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jul 2016 - Feb 2020

    AVP IT Project Manager and Business Analyst Blockchain/ DLT

    Commerzbank AG and its R&D unit Main Incubator GmbH

    • Strategy, BusDev and product development in the area of Capital Markets, Trade Finance, KYC/ Identity Management, Cash on Ledger, Digital Assets & Custody • Founding-Member of, Bundesverband Blockchain - Landesgruppe Hesse • Contributor to numerous digital working groups, e.g., position paper/ consultations for central banks, German and European regulator and authorities, banking associations etc.

  • 6 years and 4 months, Sep 2011 - Dec 2017

    AVP Corporate Clients (IT) / Senior Business Administration Manager (IT)

    Commerzbank AG

    • Credit Portfolio Management, Advisory and Primary Markets & Fixed Income and Currencies Sales Budget and project portfolio planning, cost reduction initiatives and IT product portfolio optimization (million cost savings) o IT Outsourcing of internationally used and high-risk IT products o Compliance and Regulatory consultancy to customer o Optimization of internal IT, governance and reporting processes o Development and implementation of internal knowledge trading platform

  • 2 years and 10 months, May 2014 - Feb 2017

    Segment Corporate Clients (CIO 2) - special tasks

    Commerzbank AG

    o Rollout Manager: Windows 7 rollout for >800 persons/clients (in 6 months with 0 escalations) o Commerzbank B-class software license & contract management optimization: data quality increase from <30% to best in class bank-wide >98% o Sub-Connector for initiative “Monitor”: High-risk bank-wide multi-year regulatory audit Segment representative in various sounding boards

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 2011 - Dec 2014

    IT Project Manager Program Future Workplace

    Commerzbank AG

    IT Project lead or consultancy in projects Commerzbank Excellence, Organization & Processes, Workplace Service Transformation: conception, specification, modeling & alignment on Workplace Strategy, Process, service portfolio & catalogue mgmt, Workplace Governance, service level & performance mgmt, test & defect mgmt, configuration & asset mgmt & authorization mgmt & new bank-wide employee workplace profiles. Requirements mgmt for RfI & RfP of new bank-wide IT service provider.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Apr 2010 - Sep 2011

    IT Management Trainee Program

    Commerzbank AG

    IT Trainee assignments: - Customer Management Asset Based Finance (6 months) - IT Service Management (3 months) - Program Migration of personal data - Project TECH (1 month) - Customer Management Asset Based Finance (2 months) - Single point of contact for segment escalations regarding product portfolio incidents - Release Cluster FIC Complex (London) (1 month) - GS-IT IB Fixed Income & Currencies Sales (2 weeks) - Program Group Financial Architecture (3 months)

  • 4 months, Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

    IT Project Manager Intern – Corporate Clients (IB)

    Commerzbank AG

    IT Project Lead: study on bank-wide IT service management for Asset Based Finance o Conception, specification and implementation of a segment dashboard to control and report the availability of the segment product portfolio (SLA management) based on ITIL o Single point of contact for segment escalations on product portfolio incidents

  • 6 months, Mar 2008 - Aug 2008

    IT Project Management Office - Assistenz der IT-Projektleitung

    BCA AG

    Assistent des Teil-Projektleiters Benedikt Schmidt im ISB Projekt der BCA AG. Tätigkeitsgebiet: Projekorganistion und Projektmanagement. Quasi die Firewall des Vorgesetzten, um im Informatiker-Jargon zu bleiben.

  • 11 months, Aug 1999 - Jun 2000


    KSI EDV + Büro Fachhandel GmbH

Educational background for Thomas Hempel

  • 3 months, Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

    IT Project Management

    FernUniversitaet Hagen

    Certified by the FernUniversität Hagen: Project management – Foundation course of planning, steering and controlling IT projects

  • 4 years, Sep 2009 - Aug 2013

    Master of Science – Computer Science

    Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen—University of Applied Sciences

    Master program (M.Sc.) at the university of applied science Gießen-Friedberg as computer scientist with a focus on business informatics and IT project management

  • 6 years and 2 months, Sep 2003 - Oct 2009


    FH Gießen-Friedberg



  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


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