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Platinum Bank Chief IT Officer became the winner of the “BEST CIO 2012”

December 13, 2012 brought the results of the Chief IT Officers’ contest “BEST CIO 2012”, according to which Sergey Popov, Platinum Bank Chief IT Officer, became the winner in nomination “Small and medium banks”.

Within the framework of the contest were evaluated the development levels of both IT-infrastructure and support to business-processes of the companies, represented by the participants, but the crucial factor for choosing the winners was a set of IT-leaders professional skills which allows them to make over their companies to become the leaders of the market.

“I’m proud of our IT-team at Platinum Bank, it is a real strength of the bank and opens additional opportunities and growth prospects for the organization. As of today we can safely say that the tasks set out by business for 2012 are all successfully accomplished and our IT-team demonstrated the high “triple” reliability and efficiency which all stakeholders expected from it”, - says Sergey Popov, Chief IT Officer with Platinum Bank.

The success of the IT-department of Platinum Bank stems from the high professionalism of each team member. All IT specialists at the bank adhere to the principle of “triple reliability”:

• “it was said – so it must be done!”

• “it is done – so it must be working!”

• “one for all and all for one!”

The project “BEST CIO 2012” was realized by the magazine “Compyuternoe Obozrenie [Computer Review]” with the support from Microsoft Corporation, as well as project partner-companies: Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM, EMC, “SITRONICS Information Technologies”, De Novo and “Kyivstar Business”.

“The main task of this project is to identify the most professional Chief Information Officers who have achieved maximum success in developing IT for Ukrainian companies this year. One of the important components of this contest is raising the significance of CIOs (Chief Information Officers) both within the companies they work for and in the market in general”, – noted Mikhail Laptev, Chief Editor with “Compyuternoe Obozrenie [Computer Review]” and Chairman of the “BEST CIO” judge panel.

According to Dmitriy Shimkiv, CEO of “Microsoft Ukraine”, despite the relative “youth” of “BEST CIO”, these awards already managed to become a token event for Ukrainian market and CIO community.


Platinum Bank ( — is a specialized retail bank, which since 2005 has been offering deposit and loan products for individuals through a network of branches and points of sale across Ukraine. Major shareholders of Platinum Bank are international investment funds Horizon Capital, East Capital Financials Fund, bank management and IFC (World Bank subsidiary).

Platinum Bank won the nomination for “Best retail bank” in “Ukrainian Banker Awards 2011” rating (“Investgazeta”).

Greg Krasnov, Chief Executive Officer with Platinum Bank, received the award “Financier of the year — 2011” within the national awards rating “Person of the year — 2011”.


For Your Reference:
Platinum Bank is one of the biggest players in the national banking system. It belongs to the 1st Group of Banks according to the rating of the National Bank of Ukraine (over 0.5% of assets of the Banking System of Ukraine). Its regional network includes 69 branches and 1080 points of sales in various regions of Ukraine.
One of the top strategic priorities of Platinum Bank is transactional business. In 2016 Platinum Bank became one of the leaders in crediting for individuals among Ukrainian banks. It is also one of the annual leaders on the market in consumer credit segment.
Also, Platinum Bank is actively working on its Digital Bank project. Among others, it actively develops its platform and Platinum Lab – a lab of financial innovations.
At the same time Platinum Bank actively engages more and more corporate clients, first and foremost in distribution and IT business.
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