Maurizio Poletto

Erste Group

Maurizio Poletto

Maurizio Poletto has been appointed as the banking group’s new COO. He has been a member of Erste Group’s executive board since 2021, when he was named the banking group’s first-ever CPO. In his new board role, Poletto assumes responsibilities for group-level IT functions, architecture and banking services while also retaining those associated with his position as CPO.

A banking and fintech sector veteran with well over a decade of experience in senior management roles, Maurizio served as the management director of Erste Group’s digital innovation hub George Labs before joining the banking group’s management board. He is the founder of Erste Group’s inhouse fintech and has been a driving force behind the development of George, which has over 10 mln users in Austria and across CEE. In addition, Maurizio has served as a supervisory board member of Erste Digital, Erste Group’s IT solutions provider, as well as of Erste Group’s banking subsidiaries in Czechia (Česká spořitelna) and Hungary (Erste Bank Hungary).