Dirk Marzluf

Group Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COTO)

Dirk Marzluf was appointed as senior executive vice-president and Group Chief Operating and Technology Officer (COTO) in Santander Group in September 2018.

Mr. Marzluf joined Santander from AXA Group, where he worked for 13 years and where he served as Group CIO since 2013 leading the insurance group’s technology and information security transformation, its overall project portfolio and as co-sponsor its digital strategy. At AXA he oversaw a team of more than 10,000 employees in 64 countries.

His global technology leadership roles include previous work as:

  • Chief Technology Officer of Daimler Chrysler Services UK IT Ltd.
  • Chief Technology Officer of Factor-e – Software and product development for a large-scale internet start-up creating green field internet banks
  • Senior Consultant at Accenture – Software and product development for a German internet bank

Mr. Marzluf is German, born in 1970 in Basel, and has a degree as “Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur” at the University of Karlsruhe.