Mathias Hentrich, born in 1982 in the heart of Germany, first learned to appreciate the nature and later the cities. In parallel to his entrepreneurial activities as a self-employed IT consultant, he graduated as a Bachelor and Master of Science, founded two registered associations and supported many university committees as an active member. In 2010 he graduated at the Ruhr-University Bochum as a PhD of Natural Sciences in the field of molecular biology 1.5 years faster than average with summa cum laude. He was also awarded with a PhD scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation and a university scholarship of the Ruhr-University Research School, honoring his achievements in his research studies as well as his volunteer activities.
After he finished his doctorate he decided to face another challenge: He travelled all seven continents on his own traversing via land and water transportation. In two years he covered more than 200,000 km, explored 60 countries and interviewed hundreds of people from different cultures. But most important he became friends with the locals he met. After his return, Mathias Hentrich focused on his interest in information technology and taught himself new programming languages, designed automated trading strategies for forex and futures markets and supervised the development of a backtesting platform. He also pursuit his academic career in 2013 and 2014 by publishing three new peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. He is currently working at Accenture Strategy.
In his free time he likes to indulge in good food, doing sports and enjoys photography.