Background and Testimonials

Extensive experience in association management within financial services and educational services industry
Dr. Rainer Pratl
Dr. Rainer Pratl

Commercially astute and accomplished professional with track record of leading financial projects, dealing with large transactions, M&A, raising funds, and building business development strategies.

Forward looking critical thinker, credited with PhD in Finance and Accounting and MBA from London Business School. In-depth consulting experience from McKinsey across corporate finance, treasury, and investor functions.

Expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems. Collaborative change management expert in the finance and pharmaceutical industry. Strong leader with success directing highly skilled teams in supporting and achieving corporate objectives

  • Financial & Business Management
  • Cost Reduction & Profit Maximisation
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Business Transformation & Change Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Corp. Governance
  • Strategy Development and Implementation


"I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Rainer Pratl over a number of years in my capacity as a board member of the CFA Society South Africa. During the five years we worked together, the Society transformed from a relatively small and ineffectual board with limited executive capacity, to a full board complement and executive office staff, equipped to deliver on a broad range of initiatives in support of the Society’s Vision and Mission. Rainer and his team was instrumental in this process, guiding us through a series of strategic planning sessions, board assessment and interventions, and continuous evolution to align the Society with the changing CFA Institute structure and requirements. Rainer doesn’t tell you what to do – he guides you through a process of discovery to identify the optimal solutions for you and your team, resulting in increased ownership and enhanced delivery."

Nerina Visser, CFA, President CFA Society South Africa

“I worked with Rainer for 6 years as a president of CFA Society Egypt . During this period Rainer was in charge of the EMEA societies . He had a lot of contribution to the development of each society under his supervision in many aspects . His role was extended from training societies , helping societies in organizing conferences , moderating many sessions and definitely he was one of the best choices as a speaker to many events around the region . In Egypt, he played a very crucial role in RE-activating the society to have a new board and the training of the board members on managing their functions. He was regular speaker in our conferences but I have to say that he was one of the best speakers we always have. Rainer helped us a lot in organizing large conferences like our annual Grand ceremony and the Middle East Investment Conference which were great success . He also helped us a lot in managing the relation with members and volunteers which helped us to boost their numbers and contribution. I am really looking forward to cooperate with Rainer in future activities .”

Ahmed Abou El-Saad, CFA, President CFA Society Egypt