ABN Amro names new chief innovation and technology officer

Dutch investment bank ABN Amro is set to appoint Carsten Bittner as its new chief innovation and technology officer (CI&TO).

Carsten Bittner will join ABN Amro on 1 January 2023

Bittner, who is currently chief technology officer (CTO) at Commerzbank, is set to fill the vacancy left by Christian Bornfeld, who left ABN Amro on 1 May 2022 after four years at the bank.

He will join the firm on 1 January 2023 for a period of four years, ABN Amro says. Bittner will also become a member of the executive board.

Before joining Germany’s Commerzbank, Bittner held various management positions at international media and services group Bertelsmann and IT firm Accenture, where he was manager of financial services.

Bittner also spent eight years at German IT service management company Arvato, where he was chair of the board of directors in Shanghai, China.

ABN Amro CEO Robert Swaak says Bittner is an “authority” on IT and innovation strategy and will be “central to ABN Amro’s strategy to become a personal bank in a digital age with a strong focus on our clients”.

Former ABN Amro CI&TO Bornfeld left the bank after accepting a new position closer to his home in Denmark that will allow him to spend more time with his family.

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