Divisional President, South-Eastern Europe, Mastercard
Bartosz Ciołkowski was appointed Mastercard Divisional President for South Eastern Europe in 2023. Before that, he was General Manager for Poland, since January 2014, and he took over additional responsibility for managing the company’s business on the Czech and Slovak markets as of September 2019. Prior to this, he was the head of the sales department, responsible for the development of Mastercard's business in Poland.
Bartosz Ciołkowski started his career in BZ WBK bank. Before joining Mastercard, he also worked for Pekao SA, supervising the Payment Card Development Department. He joined Mastercard in 2005 as Account Manager. Then he developed the credit card portfolio in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine. Starting from 2009 he was responsible for the development of the company's consulting department, Mastercard Advisors, in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, carrying out over 50 projects concerning: payment products’ profitability optimization, development of innovative solutions and loyalty programs as well as co-branding projects.
In 2017, he received the eDucat award in the category of “Personality of the Year” granted by the Foundation for the Development of Cashless Turnover (FROB) for his contribution to building cashless Poland and effective leadership in the work on the Cashless Payments Development Program. He was the first Chairman of the Board of the Cashless Poland Foundation (till September 2019), supervising this large-scale project to finance POS terminals for SME merchants, which is run thanks to extensive cooperation between the financial sector and the Polish government. Currently he is a member of Foundation’s Council.
Bartosz Ciołkowski graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Poznań University of Economics and Business, with specialization in the field of economic policy and strategy.