Solarisbank promotes Ingmar Krusch (CIO) and Dennis Winter (CTO)

Rick Steves

The Berlin-based fintech company offers a Banking-as-a-Service Platform and holds a German banking license.

Solarisbank has appointed Ingmar Krusch as Chief Information Officer and Dennis Winter as Chief Technology Officer, who will assume responsibilities from outgoing CTO Hima Mandali, who is returning to the United States.

Ingmar Krusch and Dennis Winter have been with Solarisbank for several years and will now report directly to Chief Platform Officer Dr. Jörg Howein in their new roles.

Two outstanding managers for White Label banking

Dr. Jörg Howein, CPO of Solarisbank, said: “As a result of the Contis partnership and the expansion with local branches and tech hubs, Solarisbank has grown into a multinational company. Almost half of the more than 700 employees are part of the tech and product teams, and we are convinced that a close-knit dual leadership can master the challenges of a growing tech organization. I am thrilled that we were able to win over Ingmar and Dennis, two outstanding managers from our own ranks, for this task.”

Dennis Winter was promoted to Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the secure and compliant operation of the tech platform. As CTO, he will be responsible for the strategic development of the Tech architecture, the security strategy as well the integration of the Contis platform.

Prior to the promotion, he was Vice President Technical Operations at Solarisbank. Prior to joining the company, he worked for more than 15 years as an engineer in agile companies with an increasing focus on systems development and automation.

Ingmar Krusch was promoted to Chief Information Officer after years as Vice President of Engineering at Solarisbank, in charge of developing and scaling product engineering. As CIO, he will drive the tech organization as a whole, including coordination between the engineers in all hubs as well as alignment and implementation of the tech and product strategy.

The specialist in the web portal, mobile and fintech business is a seasoned Tech manager on the engineering, architecture and infrastructure side.

Dr. Roland Folz, Group CEO of Solarisbank, commented: “The Solaris tech team has grown significantly over the last few years and has been a key contributor to our success story. The cloud migration, the development of our in-house core banking system, and the set-up of our international tech hubs are just a few of the impressive achievements. Today, Solaris is the core platform for new disruptive and innovative financial ecosystem participants and by continuously improving our cutting-edge tech platform, we will manifest this market leadership. I look forward to embarking on this journey with the new leadership duo.”

The Berlin-based fintech company offers a Banking-as-a-Service Platform and holds a German banking license.

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