Oliver Recklies

Strategy expert, coach, keynote speaker for strategy and strategic managementOliver Recklies (born 1970) has a 20 year experience in retail banking and financial services. He worked in several financial institutions as Head of Organization and IT, Head of director’s office and sales management as well as Head of Finance and authorized officer. He has managed corporate transactions and transformation processes. In 2007 Oliver Recklies was project leader for BKM (a German building and loan association) and analyzed the introduction of Islamic banking services.

Oliver is co-founder and managing director of Recklies Management Project GmbH (RMP), a company (established 2000) that helps businesses in the fields of corporate stategy, strategic and financial planning and strategy implementation.

Together with his wife Dagmar, Oliver publishes several websites as projects of the RMP GmbH:

From 2002 until 2004 Oliver was a private lecture for business studies and economics at the Bavarian College of Co-operatives.

Together with his wife Dagmar, their children Stella and Vincent, and their parrots Nicki and Eddie he lives in Ruesselsheim near Frankfurt (Germany).


Oliver Recklies is a trained and professional banker. He did distance learning studies in business economics at the private university AKAD from 1993 to 1998. His main subject was banking. He graduated with a master of business economics (Diplom-Betriebswirt FH). In his dissertation he analyzed the profits of corporate loans by employment of ERP-Resources. From 2000 until May 2001 Oliver Recklies studied MBA at Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames, UK. His dissertation focused on the employment of e-business to establish a successful customer relationship management strategy in the (retail) banking industry.

From 2001 to 2002, Oliver attended a course on senior bank management at the Academy of German Co-operations (Montabaur), which he successfully finished with the degree of a Graduate Bank Manager (ADG).

Oliver holds a PhD from the Warsaw University and ORGMASZ Institute (Institute for Organization and Management in Industry) in Warsaw. His doctoral thesis supervisor was Prof. Dr. Irena Hejduk. In his dissertation, he researched the strategic planning of European Retail banks (here is his research website).

Areas of expertise and interest

  • corporate strategy and change management
  • transformation processes
  • holistic bank management system
  • risk management
  • strategic sales management