ING Group: Brunon Bartkiewicz to become ING Bank's Chief Innovation Officer
Brunon Bartkiewicz will become ING Bank's Chief Innovation Officer per 1 July
2014. As announced at ING Bank's Strategy update on 31 March 2014, Brunon will
be responsible for driving ING's strategic innovation agenda, developing and
promoting innovative ideas and solutions, applying new technologies and
delivering speed-to-market of successful ideas.
Brunon Bartkiewicz (Polish, 1962) is an experienced leader with more than 20
years of experience in banking, and within ING one of the architects of the
ING Direct business model. Brunon Bartkiewicz is currently CEO Rest of Europe,
responsible for ING's operations in France, Italy, Spain as well as Poland,
Romania and Turkey.
Brunon started his career in banking with ING Bank Slaski in 1991, and was
appointed Board member and acting CEO in 1992. From 2000 through 2004, he was
general manager of ING Direct. In this role, he successfully developed and
rolled out the ING Direct business model globally. In 2004, Brunon returned to
Poland as CEO of ING Bank Slaski. He has held that function till the end of
2009. He holds a degree in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics and
several post-graduate degrees, including a degree in general management from
"In a dynamic banking landscape, where customer expectations are constantly
changing and technology is changing the way we interact with our customers, we
seek to be agile and ensure our franchise remains sustainable and
competitive," said Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING Group. "In this context, I am
pleased to appoint Brunon Bartkiewicz as Chief Innovation Officer, reporting
directly to me. Brunon is one of the architects of the ING Direct banking
model and has a track record in building and transforming banks. I am
convinced he will drive our strategic innovation agenda and think beyond
traditional banking to serve changing customer needs."
NOTE FOR EDITORS
A short interview with Brunon Bartkiewicz on his career and his view on
innovation in banking is available online (www.ing.com). Portrait pictures of
Brunon and other ING executives in high resolution are available for download
at www.flickr.com/photos/inggroup. Footage (B-roll) of ING is available via
www.videobankonline.com, or can be requested by emailing
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