Szymon Szawerna

A creative and goal-oriented manager with experience in banking, finance and cost and efficiency management.

A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice in the field of Finance and Accounting, post-graduate Lean Management studies at the University of Economics in Wrocław, as well as a student of Executive MBA studies at the University of Economics in Wrocław. He also completed postgraduate studies in labor law at the Jagiellonian University.

He has many years of experience in implementing efficiency programs, expense management processes, modern planning and cost allocation systems, as well as advanced methodologies for measuring efficiency (ABC costing). He has successfully implemented many controlling and efficiency projects at the local and international level.


„Each change, the more related to digitization, needs a valuable impulse and support. Controlling has a key role to play in this process, being co-responsible for the effective implementation of digitization, but also for automating and streamlining its processes. This is a great opportunity in building a new role of controlling, which should be used well.”


Focused on the development and implementation of modern controlling solutions. He focuses on increasing the efficiency of the use of financial resources and transforming the role of controllers by building relationships between cost teams and internal clients. He actively digitizes and implements modern technologies in controlling processes, developing the role of controlling as a key business partner in the organization.

As the Director of the Cost Allocation Office at Santander Bank Polska, he is mainly responsible for coordinating tasks related to expense management, planning processes, cost allocation and internal consulting as part of increasing efficiency.


„It is the customer and his satisfaction with our services that will show whether our transformation has resulted. Let’s make changes and look for controlling solutions that will change not only the controlling itself, but will have a positive impact on processes in the organization and will translate into customer satisfaction.”


In everyday work, he focuses on determination, creativity, consistency in implementing changes and projects, continuous improvement, as well as on the development of controlling teams and building an effective work environment.

Privately, he is passionate about team sports and an active volleyball player.

Szymon Szawerna

Director of the Cost Allocation Office at the Cost Management Department at SANTANDER BANK POLSKA S.A.

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by Małgosia i Tomek