OREANDA-NEWS. As of today Bart Schlatmann is taking the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer of Sberbank, reporting directly to Herman Gref, CEO of Sberbank.

Mr. Schlatmann will be joining Sberbank’s executive team after leaving ING Group where he worked for over 22 years in various positions. For the last 10 years Mr. Schlatmann was the Chief Operating Officer of ING Netherlands and leading one of the most innovative transformations in the banking industry. He was one of the leaders behind the redesign and transformation of ING Netherlands into an omnichannel bank, with clear customer journeys and a full agile way of working. 

Earlier Sberbank has announced the implementation of an omnichannel service delivery model for its clients. The bank works towards achieving its objectives by digitalizing customer journeys through the implementation of the Unified Front-end System, Core Banking Platform and several other cutting-edge technological platforms. Sberbank has the ambition to improve the velocity of introducing new innovation for our clients and therefore will be implementing the agile way of working within the organization.

Mr. Gref notes: “The success of Sbergile transformation is a critical enabler for our ambitious goals. We are very excited that Mr. Schlatmann is joining our team. We believe that, with his extensive experience we will successfully transform our company into a high performing, effective and reliable agile organization. I hope, that our transformation will serve as an example for other companies, on this laborious way to increase their efficiency”.

Sberbank of Russia is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution. Sberbank holds almost one third of aggregate Russian banking sector assets, it is the key lender to the national economy and the biggest deposit taker in Russia. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is the founder and principal shareholder of Sberbank owning 50% of the Bank's authorized capital plus one voting share, with the remaining 50% held by domestic and international investors. Sberbank has more than 110 million individual customers and 1 million corporate clients in 22 countries. Sberbank has the largest distribution network in Russia with more than 17,000 branches, and its international operations include UK, US, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and other countries.