Stephan Wolf


Stephan Wolf was appointed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Board as the CEO of GLEIF.

Since January 2017, Mr. Wolf is Co-convener of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 FinTech Technical Advisory Group (ISO TC 68 FinTech TAG). The group acts as an advisory sounding board to support and engage with the Fintech community on standards requirements, for the effective and efficient use and development of standards to support FinTechs and the broader financial services industry, delivered using a cooperative relationship approach. The focus of the FinTech TAG will be on the following areas: Financial messaging, semantic technologies, blockchain / distributed ledger technology, mobile / digital wallets, digital currencies as well as security considerations related to these topics and interoperability with existing bank-channels.

In January 2017, Mr. Wolf was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity by One World Identity.

Mr. Wolf has extensive experience in establishing data operations and global implementation strategy. He has led the advancement of key business and product development strategies throughout his career. Mr. Wolf co-founded IS Innovative Software GmbH in 1989 and served first as its managing director. He was later named spokesman of the executive board of its successor IS.Teledata AG. This company ultimately became part of Interactive Data Corporation where Mr. Wolf held the role of CTO until 2010 with development teams in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. He has a proven ability to build and to manage large organizations and partnerships, both globally as well as regionally with the ability to deliver complex solutions to the financial services industry.

As part of his voluntary activities he was member of the board of the E-Finance Lab, an industry-academic partnership between Frankfurt and Darmstadt Universities and partners Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Börse, DZ Bank Gruppe, Finanz Informatik, IBM, T-Systems, 360 Treasury Systems and Interactive Data Managed Solutions located at J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.

As industry representative on the Business Informatics/Information Systems technical committee at ASIIN (German registered accreditation association with the right to award the accreditation seal of the German Accreditation Council) he helped with candidate interviews for bachelor and master degree programs in Applied Computer Science at several German universities.

Mr. Wolf was Co-editor of the journals “Wirtschaftsinformatik” and "JavaSPEKTRUM". He was lecturer at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as director of the working committee for software products, BVB Bundesverband Informations- und Kommunikations-Systeme e.V.

Mr. Wolf holds a university degree in business administration from J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.