Pole takes post in European Banking supervision
May 23, 2014
Maciej Lewandowski, a senior lender at Poland's largest bank PKO BP, will take a post in the European Union's budding banking supervision, PKO BP said.
Lewandowski will lead a section in the first Directorates General (DGs) in the Single Supervisory Mechanism being set up at the ECB, with responsibility for oversight of the largest systemically significant institutions. He starts work in Frankfurt early June.
Lewandowski is a veteran of Citibank from the mid-1990's, including a period in Hungary, albeit back in time to work the integration with Bank Handlowy and serve both in Treasury and corporate finance.
At PKO BP, Lewandowski has been both in risk and corporate finance. Lewandowski joined PKO BP as an advisor to CEO Zbigniew Jaagiello just after the financial crisis jarred HSBC's local plans to fire up structured finance, for which they had taken on Lewandowski.
Poland will keep its own banks under local supervision by the Financial Market Authority KNF, having opted not to put its banks into the banking union.
Lewandowski will be the only Pole in the SSM structure, PKO BP said.