Julian heads the FinTechs & Digital Banking division at Bitkom – Germany’s leading tech association, that represents more than 2,600 companies of the digital economy. Julian represents the political interests of over 40 FinTechs, over 15 banks and over 80 companies that offer software or infrastructure services for the finance sector, e.g. cloud service providers. Julian holds a master's degree in psychology. Before joining Bitkom he was responsible for political communication at a German banking association and gained experience in finance and politics in management consultancies, a bank’s treasury department and a lobbying office of a major bank in Brussels.