Claudia Plattner becomes the new BSI President – change from the ECB
Berlin The mathematician Claudia Plattner will be the new President of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). The Handelsblatt learned this from government circles. The magazine “Der Spiegel” first reported on it. She is the first woman to head the authority based in Bonn.
Plattner succeeds Arne Schönbohm. The long-standing BSI President was fired by Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) last October. Jan Böhmermann had previously reported on his ZDF program about Schönbohm’s relationship with an association that is controversial because of the connections of some members to Russia. Schönbohm put up a fight. He is now President of the Federal Academy for Public Administration and is also responsible for modernizing the training landscape.
Plattner was most recently Director General of the IT department of the European Central Bank (ECB). It was thus responsible for the internal IT systems of the central bank and the Eurosystem, to which the 19 national central banks, including the Bundesbank, are connected.
Previously, she was responsible for modernizing the IT of Deutsche Bahn at the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Systel. Plattner studied mathematics at the Technical University of Darmstadt and at Tulane University in the US state of Louisiana.
After that, she made a career in business. She worked for PPA GmbH, a service specialist for financial analysis in companies, for nine years. She went through several positions at the Darmstadt company, like her CV in the LinkedIn career network It can be seen: She rose from software developer to head of IT. In 2013 she moved to DB Cargo and from there in 2015 to the IT service provider of the railway group, DB Systel.
According to information from government circles, the exact date for Plattner’s move to the top of the Bonn authority has not yet been set. Faeser has big plans for the BSI in the coming years. The Federal Office is to become the central office and provide the federal states with more support in the area of cyber security.
With agency material