UniCredit has announced that Susanna Scheffold will be taking over the responsibility as Head of Global Securities Services from Tomasz Grajewski, effective from 1 August.
In her global role, Susanna will report to the co-Heads of GTB, Claudio Camozzo and Ernst Ohmayer and, being based in Vienna, will also report locally to Angelo Rizzuti, Deputy Head of GTB. In her new role, Susanna will be globally responsible for the Securities Services business of financial institutions using UniCredit.
Tomasz, who has been Head of GSS Poland since 2008, with the additional responsibility of heading GSS globally since 2011, has decided to step down for family reasons.
As Head of GSS Poland, Tomasz will continue to further strengthen and expand securities services in Poland. Tomasz shall remain a core part of the GSS Executive Committee at Group level.
Since 2012 Susanna has been Head of Securities Services 2 in UBIS (UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions), covering Securities Operations and IT for Germany and Austria, and being responsible for the strategic development, standardization and harmonization of Securities Back Office and IT-solutions in UniCredit.
From 2010 through 2012 she held positions in UniCredit as Head of Securities Operations in Commercial Banking, Head of Country Operation Line Finance & Treasury and Head of Country Operation Line Securities Austria. Prior to that, she was Head of Unit Depository Bank Services. Susanna started her career in the securities area in 1999 joining Bank Austria as a settlement employee.
Commenting on this appointment, GTB co-Heads Claudio Camozzo and Ernst Ohmayer said:
"We are very happy to welcome Susanna to our team who will help to further strengthen our offering in securities services with her extensive industry and managerial experience. She is not only familiar with the securities services business but also with IT and therefore knows our clients' needs very well and is a perfect match to support UniCredit's securities services business. At the same time we would like to thank Tomasz for his invaluable contribution during a period of major expansion of the securities services business and his dedication to our clients, and we look forward to continue working with him."