Meet our management

Dietmar Böckmann, Christoph Kohlbach and Thomas Kolarik are s IT Solution Austria’s management trio. While CIO Dietmar Böckmann’s area comprises the majority of the application landscape for end customers and bank employees, Christoph Kohlbach is responsible für Accounting and Controlling and the CTO area with Thomas Kolarik as its head is primarily responsible for the required infrastructure, including data centre operations.

Dietmar Böckmann

Dietmar Böckmann assumed the role of managing director of s IT Solutions Austria in November 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the IT service area CIO AT. In 2007, he began his career at s IT Solutions Austria as a department head. In 2011, he assumed responsibility for a division for the first time – a position that coincided with setting up an offshore centre in India. From 2014 until his appointment as managing director, he was also in charge of Digital Banking & Innovations. Before joining s IT Solutions Austria, Dietmar Böckmann gained many years of experience as a consultant and manager, with a focus on business intelligence, both domestically and abroad. He has a degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Vienna.

"IT plays an increasingly important role for banks. Thus, we have an unprecedented scope and the opportunity to shape the bank with our products and solutions."

Thomas Kolarik

Thomas Kolarik was appointed managing director of s IT Solutions Austria in 2010. Since then, he has been in charge of the CTO area. From 2012 to 2015, he had a dual role as managing director of Erste Group IT SK, which is now a part of Slovenská sporiteľňa. Before joining Erste Group, Thomas Kolarik was managing director at 42 Virtual, a company he co-founded in 2001, for almost ten years. He gained several years of experience as a managing director and board member of well-known companies before joining s IT Solutions Austria. However, his wealth of experience is not restricted to the private sector: after completing his PhD in Business Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, he was an assistant professor at his alma mater.

“Today, banking IT is certainly the most exciting work environment for IT specialists. I am convinced that in the future, we will only talk about digital banks."

Christoph Kohlbach

Christoph Kohlbach assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at s IT Solutions Austria on 01 January 2019. He is responsible for Accounting and Controlling. Christoph started his career with Erste Group in Holding’s CFO Division in 2012, where he oversaw the Project Portfolio Management. His previous professional experience includes eight years with McKinsey & Company, where he oversaw banking projects in Austria and CEE as well as Germany, UK, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Christoph graduated from Karl-Franzens-University in
Graz and earned his MSc degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science.