ING has hired Edmund Steinike as its new chief information officer for ING Americas, effective Nov. 12, 2007.
Steinike, 49, replaces Steve Van Wyk, who is now the head of operations and IT banking for ING Group in Amsterdam. Steinike will be responsible for technology strategy and initiatives across the Americas, as well as overall management of ING U.S. Financial Services' IT functions.
Prior to joining ING, Steinike was the CIO North America and chief development officer for The Coca-Cola Company, where he was responsible for global applications development for all business units, including the sales and distribution software company supporting all bottling operations. As Coke's North America CIO, Steinike led information technology and execution for all of North America. In addition to Coke, he spent 26 years with General Electric (GE) where he served in various leadership positions, including chief information officer for corporate commercial and other business units within the organization.
"Ed has an impressive track record of supporting technology infrastructure and finding revenue opportunities through technology, which is especially important to support our growth and innovation strategy," said Tom McInerney, member of the ING Group Executive Board and chairman and CEO, ING Americas.
Steinike earned a bachelor's degree from Marquette University. He is a member of the Research Board, an international CIO think-tank, and the Georgia CIO Association. Steinike also serves as member of the board of advisors for the College of IT at Georgia Southern University. He obtained Six Sigma certification. He and his family currently reside in Atlanta.