The Director General Information Systems of the European Central Bank (ECB), Claudia Plattner, will leave the central bank to join the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
Ms Plattner will take up her role as President of the BSI as of 1 July 2023.
“We understand Claudia Plattner's decision and wish her well,” said ECB President Christine Lagarde. “Cybersecurity is at the core of our daily lives. I could not think of a better person to be drafted for this high-profile role in the service of the Federal Republic, making Germany, as well as Europe, a safer place.”
The ECB will launch a search for a new Director General Information Systems immediately, in line with its recruitment policies. An appointment will be announced in due course.
The Directorate General Information Systems develops and supports the information and communications systems of the ECB and the Eurosystem/European System of Central Banks (ESCB). It also provides the governance structure for information systems for the ECB, including IT architecture and security policies, and for the common systems and services of the Eurosystem/ESCB.
Before joining the ECB on 1 July 2021, Ms Plattner was Chief Information Officer at DB Systel, the IT provider for Deutsche Bahn.