Jens Schmidt-Bürgel is part of the Regional Management Team in EMEA and is responsible for Moody’s Investors Service’s Frankfurt-based operations and outreach activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Scandinavia. He serves as a senior point of contact to issuers and other market participants in these markets. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2015, Jens was a Managing Director at Fitch Ratings in Frankfurt responsible for managing their German operations. As country head Germany he was responsible for business and relationship management in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As part of that role, he also oversaw operations for Fitch’s Warsaw office and the Central and Eastern Europe region. He was also responsible for Fitch’s representative office in Stockholm. For four years prior, he served as country director in charge of ratings for German banks for Fitch. Jens holds a dual degree in European Business Administration from ESB Reutlingen and Middlesex University Business School. In addition, he has an Executive MBA from WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management and Kellogg School of Management.