- Stefan Schaffer is the new Head of DB Global Technology
- Since its set-up, in 2013, DB Global Technology has developed more than 900 IT projects with a total value exceeding EUR 1 billion
- At present the company reached 1,000 team members and continues to further expand the team with specialists in cloud technologies, cyber security, networking and testing for SAP S/4 Hana platform
DB Global Technology, Deutsche Bank’s technology centre in Bucharest that mainly specialises in developing financial and banking software applications, has announced the appointment of Stefan Schaffer as Head of DB Technology. Stefan joins the team while continuing his current role of Head of Central Chief Information Office (CIO) for Technology, Data & Innovation for the Private Bank.
Stefan has almost 30 years of experience in delivering exceptional IT solutions for businesses. During his career, he has developed IT products and services for a number of companies, managed major business unit integration projects, as well as technology solutions for risk management and compliance divisions. In July 2020 he joined Deutsche Bank after working as partner in a professional services company, where he was responsible for providing technology-enabled anti-fraud and compliance services. Stefan Schaffer holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Universität Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
“I am very happy to join one of the most dynamic units within Deutsche Bank,” Stefan Schaffer stated. “DB Global Technology has already proven to be an essential part of the bank’s technology transformation, by consistently delivering innovative, efficient, flexible and scalable solutions in response to Deutsche Bank’s business needs. I look forward to working together with such an extraordinary team and local management.”
Dilipkumar Khandelwal, Global Head of Technology Centres at Deutsche Bank, added: “Our aim is to build on the strategic evolution of the technology centre in Bucharest, and more closely partner with our teams across the globe. I am confident Stefan and the team will continue to deliver excellence for our businesses and further strengthen our talent in Bucharest.”
Stefan Schaffer will perform his duties in partnership with the local management team and Paul Batog, who will assume a series of responsibilities in relation to the centre’s management, in addition to his current role of Head of Global Procurement Department.
In 2021, DB Global Technology will continue to expand its local team and develop new projects. The centre in Bucharest reached the milestone of 1,000 team members and continues to expand with specialists in cloud technologies, cyber security, networking and SAP S/4 Hana platform testing.
“We welcome the appointment of Stefan Schaffer as Head of DB Global Technology as this marks a new maturity stage for the centre, which continues to take on more complex projects and additional responsibilities. This is also a vote of confidence in the capacity of the Bucharest centre to deliver globally competitive technology products and services for the finance industry,” Mihai Ionescu, Chief Country Officer Deutsche Bank Romania added.