CTI CIS ICG-CTO EMEA Head / CTI CIS ICG-CTO EMEA Database Administrators Manager / CTI DCIS Level 3 APH Global Head (interim)
Sebastian is CTI CIS ICG-CTO Head for EMEA. He also holds Database Administrators Manager role for all ICG-CTO databases being supported out of EMEA. Starting from February 2016 he additionally oversees CTI DCIS Level 3 Application Platform Hosting function in the interim with responsibility for all database and middleware support, tooling and operational strategy and financials.
As CIS ICG-CTO Head for EMEA he has responsibility for managing and improving the performance and reliability of EMEA Unix, Windows System Administrators and Database Administrators. The team manages over 1400 databases, 1500 Unix servers, 1200 Windows servers for applications being used across Citi countries in EMEA, NAM, ASPAC. The team of 200+ FTE is spread across Poland/UK/Switzerland in EMEA.
Sebastian joined Citibank in 1997 after he has spent four years working as a journalist and a web master for Polish Radio ‚Trojka’, and a web master for local Telecom ‘EraGsm’.
Since his arrival at Citi he has been actively involved in technology operations. He started as a student on internship program. His second function was Application Administrator (1998-2001). In 2001 he was given a role to form and lead the 1st ever, regional team of Database Administrators (DBA) for CEEMEA region. In 2003 the team was integrated within EMEA regional CIBIS organization, with functional reporting lines linked to UK. Over a few years, in result of centralization/globalization the team took-over responsibility for all corporate bank databases in EMEA and in 2011 was merged with Global CTI organization.
Being a DBA Manager Sebastian has actively participated in or led a number of projects i.e.: new system roll-outs, Data Center migrations, upgrades, centralizations.
Sebastian has a Degree in IT Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in the Media from Kozminski Business School (2010), he is also certificated in ITIL v3 Foundation and Prince2 Project Management.
He can play piano and classic guitar, having a music school diploma.