The change comes amid a flurry of activity for the Polish division of the innovative Dutch bank. Current ING Bank Śląski CEO Małgorzata Kołakowska will be taking on new responsibilities as global head of network for wholesale banking.
And new CIO Julía Vilar not only will be taking over as chief innovation officer, but also will head ING Bank Śląski’s retail banking segment. The new position was created in order to “strengthen the overall steering and coordination of retail banking” at the firm, as well as to “give greater executional certainty to new retail innovation projects.”
The transitions are expected to take place in May.
Pictured (left to right): Bartosz Dobrowolski (Customer Success Director, uselab) and Adam Walendziewski (Deputy Director, Direct Distribution Channels, ING Bank) demonstrating ING Business at FinovateEurope 2016 in London.
ING Bank Śląski began the year winning a pair of awards from International Finance Magazine, earning recognition as the “Most Innovative Bank” and “Best Customer Service Bank.” And last December, the bank was named “Best Bank in Poland” by The Banker, the “global financial intelligence unit” at the Financial Times. Earlier this month, ING Bank Śląski announced plans for a 4.3 zlotys-per-share dividend, up from 4 zlotys last year.
With 7% of the total assets of the Polish banking sector, ING Bank Śląski is one of the largest banks in Poland. ING Bank Śląski was founded in 1989 and, as of September 2015, served four million clients and employed more than 8,000. The company demoed its ING Business solution in cooperation with uselab at FinovateEurope 2016.