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Verdane makes new hires and promotions

by Krystal Scanlon 14 May 2020

Verdane has strengthened its back office operations with the promotion of two professionals in Norway, as well as a new hire in Berlin.

  • Peter Finden Bamrud has been named head of analytics
  • Christian Melgaard is now head of finance & administration
  • Philipp Jung as a data engineer, based in the firm’s Berlin office

Bamrud joined the firm in 2018 as financial controller. He was then promoted to data analyst where he has since been leading the firm’s internal efforts alongside a team of data analysts and engineers, with an aim of increasing efficiency, analysis on portfolio performance and benchmarking as well as any other required support.

In his new role, Bamrud heads up Verdane’s data science team, where he oversees the data analytics and data warehouse activities, with a view to providing data-driven decisions throughout the firm.

Melgaard also joined Verdane in 2018 as internal control & project manager, where he was a manager in the risk advisory division. In this role, he focused on internal control, internal audit, IT risk advisory and governance, as well as risk and compliance. Within a year, he was promoted to group controller, and now he heads up the finance and administration side of the firm.

Verdane also hired Philipp Jung as a data engineer, based in the firm’s Berlin office.

He joins from IBM iX Studio Berlin - Aperto, where he was a data scientist. In this role, he shipped data-driven web applications to customers across the manufacturing, food, entertainment and telecommunications industries, which supported sales volume prediction, customer relations and product configuration decisions.

Jung joins the Verdane Elevate team and is responsible for data-based decision making throughout the firm. He will do this by bringing recommendation engines, predictive engines and quantitative analysis to Verdane’s holdings.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Technical University of Berlin and a master’s in business administration from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences.

Jung’s appointment was part of a wider expansion of the firm’s Berlin office, bringing the total to nine professionals.

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