The real estate investor Cevdet Caner is the youngest of seven children of Turkish migrants. He is an Austrian citizen whose family moved to Linz in 1983. He started to study business administration but dropped out when he founded his call center company, Call & Logistics Center (CLC), in 1998.
Nouriel Roubini is CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, a global macroeconomic consulting firm in New York. He is also the chief economist of Atlas Capital Team LP and co-founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates. In 2006, Roubini warned of the coming recession due to the credit and housing market bubble. His predictions about these upside-down balances became a reality in 2008 when the bubble burst, leading to a global financial crisis that lasted well into the next decade.
The German fintech CM Equity offers fintechs a platform for crypto trading. In 2021, founder Michael Kott made decent business with it - and rewarded himself with an unusually high bonus of €7.5 million.
Amsterdam-based payment service provider Mollie will appoint its current Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Koen Koeppen, as its new CEO. Koeppen will replace Mollie's current CEO, Shane Happach, who is leaving the company after about two years to take on a new role in Asia.
The most spectacular fraud in German economic history is the Wirecard bankruptcy. The main defendant is former CEO, Markus Braun. On the other hand, one of the prominent masterminds of the scandal, Jan Marsalek, is living comfortably in Russia.
FinTelegram has brought a new report on the fantastic German fintech billionaire Michael Gastauer and his Black Banx. The story is actually really unbelievable, whereas the term "fantastic" in the FinTelegram story was probably meant rather ironic to cynical. In a press release, Black Banx claimed to have more than 20 million customers and more than a billion dollars in revenue. With virtually no website visitors.
Ben Armstrong was a confessed meth addict, turned pastor and rehabilitation centre director before he established himself as crypto influencer going by the nicknames BitBoy Crypto or BitBoy. He is also the author of a book titled "Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy," one of the crypto bestsellerts 2022.