Karl Illing

Karl Illing

Based in Germany, he serves as a Partner at Be Shaping the Future, a prominent European management and technology consulting firm specializing in financial services. With over 5 years at INNOPAY and a background in strategy consulting and senior management, he co-leads the payments consultancy practice and oversees Open Banking/Open Finance initiatives in Europe.

Experience Highlights:

  • Director, Country Lead Germany at INNOPAY
  • Lead Facilitator Open Banking Working Group at Euro Banking Association
  • Senior Product Manager at Concardis GmbH
  • Director & Co-founder at Remerce, implementing an online-to-offline business model
  • European Online Shop Manager at Philips, managing direct e-commerce activities across Europe
  • Senior Business Consultant at BearingPoint, specializing in Strategy & Transformation


  • Dipl-Kfm, Business Administration, European Business School Oestrich-Winkel
  • Advanced Studies Programme/International Economics, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Business Administration, University of Nottingham
  • Business Administration, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Economics, Politics, Business Administration, The American University of Paris