Wolfgang Koester is the Chief Evangelist at Kyriba, and former CEO and co-founder of FiREapps. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in currency markets and working with global Fortune 1,000 companies and government entities.
Prior to FiREapps, he served as President of GFTA Trendanalysen Inc., a quantitative currency management company. Koester has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine and is regularly included in Global Finance’s annual “Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange." He is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg as well as a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. His work has appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Treasury & Risk and AFP Exchange among other industry publications. Koester earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management. He is a board member of ACI International, The Financial Markets Association and is a former member of the editorial board of the AFP Risk Newsletter.