Professor Dr. Stefan Stein is the President of GISMA as well as a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Europe for Applied Sciences. Professor Dr. Stefan Stein was previously the Rector of the University of Europe for Applied Sciences and has held various positions within the university as Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Pro-Rector for teaching and founding Dean of the Department of Economics. His expertise spans studies of various federal ministries, banks and insurance companies. He holds a doctorate in economics and was Managing Director of the renowned Institute for Banking and Finance at the Ruhr University Bochum for more than 13 years. He is a member of the supervisory board of the consulting firm Moore Stephens Naust AG. He is also a member of the university council at Shanghai Polytechnic University.