Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Roland Koch was Minister President of the State of Hesse from 1999 to 2010, Deputy Federal Chairman of the CDU between 2006 and 2010, then Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger SE. Mr. Koch has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of UBS Europe SE since 2011. Since 2017, he has also been a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where he not only values the Main metropolis as a financial centre, but also as a business location. In particular, he emphasizes the potential of the city for the development and use of modern financial technologies and their disruptive power beyond the city boundaries. He admires the creativity and drive of the next generation of entrepreneurs.