Jozsef Kelemen

Jozsef Kelemen


Successful and commercially-led IT Director with solid technical, operational and strategic management experience gained within the Automotive, Retail, Banking sectors with large global systems. Familiar with UK. East-Europe and Middle East business cultures and offering the following: • CIO, CTO experiences, leading large teams. Long term IT Management experience with significant observation supporting, building, and expanding operations in a multi-location environment at different multinational companies. • Outstanding record of project delivery. Project management experiences in fair-sized projects. History of applying processes and practices to deliver business driven solutions. • Strong IT and management skills including IT Management, Project Management, Programme Management, General Management, Operation Management, HR, Budgeting, Business Process Reengineering, Customer management, Customer support, Business process analysis, Strategy, Purchasing, procurement • Multicultural, speaks several languages • Strong business acumen; communication and problem solving. Meaningful relationships with vendors, staff and colleagues. • Strong ethical behaviour combined with unmatched passion, commitment and drive for quality excellence. Respects other people's opinions and suggestions and works to create an 'environment of trust'. • Passion for, inspirational leadership, dedication to supporting users and ability to collaborate with other members of the IT team. Positive, 'can do' attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes. • Attention to detail and commitment to keeping systems running. Applies ingenuity and determination to find the best possible options to support business needs. • Takes ownership of outstanding issues, is accountable, and establishes a high level of credibility with others in the organization


I am looking for my next challenge Worldwide as IT Director / CIO. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Global IT Director

WorldOne Research

WorldOne Research

WorldOne Research, based in London, is an international market research company, specializing in the collection and analysis of data for leading market research organizations, consulting firms and corporations.

Global IT Director, reporting WorldOne`s CEO

Strategic and operational IT management, within a Global IT framework, budget accountability £1M, leading a team of 5 direct reports

• Completed IT integration of Global WorldOne offices in just 2 months

• Re-aligned IT function, improving engagement with stakeholders and reducing costs by 30%

• Introduced a Centralised IT model, saving £150k integration capital and on-going IT costs

• Stabilized, improved and increased accuracy of key legacy systems & infrastructure

• Successful Hong Kong office start up

• Technical: Voxco, Avaya, VPN,MS Server 2008, Vista, Exchange, MS SQL, BlackBerry

May 2007 - Jul 2008

Chief Technology Officer

Sandmark Middle East

Sand Mark Middle East Sand Mark is a Solution Provider. Provides turnkey sales and marketing solutions incorporating Information Technology for medium and large sized companies Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer (interim management contract) reporting to Stakeholder’s council Company and IT Management • Successful company foundation in a Manama, Bahrain.• Successful General Management: Staff recruitment, hiring, HR works, office start up, Finance Management: cash flow reporting, 1st year budget, Sales Management: Price calculations, Customer acquisition• Achieved exclusive regional dealership for (CRM)• Successful implementation of technical solutions of the Company in the Middle East area• Delivered Al Rasheed website• Delivered Tender preparations: social networks, real estate, e-Commerce tender preparation

Aug 2006 - Apr 2007

Director, Global IT Infrastructure

EPAM Systems

EPAM Systems EPAM is a world class offshore Software Development Company. Most important customers: Microsoft, Oracle, SAP GLOBAL IT DIRECTOR (interim management contract), reporting to CTO Strategic and operational IT management, budget accountability of USD 10M, leading a team of 4 direct reports and a department of 61. Responsibility for 1000 servers. • Successful office opening: Minsk, Vitebsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv• Achieved global procurement agreement with HP, Cisco and VmWare• Successful SAS70 audit• Introduced Service Centre, and Global IT team, SWAT team• Delivered Project: Implementing MPLS as data communication backbone. Implementing IP Phone technology on the MPLS network. Setup MPLS backbone as video conferencing medium. USD 1,500,000, • Delivered Project: Server virtualization, Client virtualization USD 1,600,000• Technical: 1000 servers, MPLS, VPN, vmWare, Exchange, Blade, Storage, Cisco, WiFi, Video Conference

Jan 2005 - Jul 2006

IT Operations Manager


TAKINFO Takinfo is the outsource IT company offering remote IT services for the Hungarian Savings Banks and for MTB (Hungarian Bank of Savings), The company is owned by the Saving Banks. IT OPERATIONS MANAGER (Interim management contract), reporting to Takinfo’s MD Operational IT Management within a Group IT framework, budget accountability USD 6M+, P&L, leading a team of 7 direct reports and a department of 83. Resp. for 200 servers and 17,000 PCs 7x24, 3000 sites.

• Successful IT Organization restructure. Building up a call centre

• Successful Government Authority audit• Operating a system with 40 applications, 17,000 PCs and 200 servers in 7x24 with no breakdown• Member of the board • Responsibility for the Customer service (Helpdesk), Operation service and Operation, Sales and CRM• Delivered Project: Server infrastructure upgrade. Consolidation, virtualization. USD 1,000,000, • Delivered Project: Software standardization USD 100,000• Delivered Project: Bank accounting system upgrade USD 500,000.• Technical: 200 Servers, 17,000 PCs, VPN, Telephony, Blade, Storage, Cisco, Progress, Workflow, Linux, SAP FI

Jan 2004 - Oct 2004

IT Manager (temporary assignment)


SPAR SPAR Hungary is an Austria based supermarket chain with over 7000 employees in Hungary IT MANAGER (Interim management contract), reporting to SPAR’s MD and IT Coordinator SPAR Europe Operational IT Management, budget accountability USD 2.5m, P&L, leading a team of 3 direct reports and a department of 21. Responsibility for 200 servers and 2000 PCs, 200 sites. • Successful opening of 2 Interspar hypermarkets: Pecs, Keszthely and 8 Spar supermarkets countrywide• Successful IT restructure• Delivered Project: Cash register update (50,000 countrywide)• Delivered Project SAP HR, FI, CO implementation• Delivered Project: Kaisers integration. Implementing standard hardware and software at Kaisers USD 400,000• Delivered project: SPAR Centre main storage area infrastructure upgrade. Replacing the wifi and barcode system of the main Storage at SPAR Centre. USD 300,000• Delivered project: TANN start up, IT infrastructure project for SPAR meat production USD 500,000.• Technical: 200 Servers, 2000 PCs, ADSL, VPN, Cisco, SAP HR, SAP FI, SAP CO, Barcode, RS/6000, AS/400, Unix, Exchange

Oct 2000 - Oct 2003

IT Director


Porsche Porsche Hungaria is a car importer, fully owned by Porsche Austria, Imported brands are VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda. IT Director, reporting Porsche Hungaria’s MD Strategic and Operational IT management, budget accountability USD 2m+, P&L, leading a team of 6 direct reports and a department of 36, 100 sites., Sales, CRM • Successful ISO audit• Responsibility for the IT and Business Process Reengineering of Porsche Hungaria, Porsche Inter Auto, Part Center Budapest, Eurent• Completed Helpdesk implementation and operation• Delivered Project: Cross implementation. Implementation and localization of the car dealer ERP, Eurofib, ELSA/ETKA and PorscheNet. USD 4,000,000 in 3 years• Delivered Project: PorscheNet. Implementation of Virtual Private Network to connect Porsche and the 100 contracted dealers. USD 2,000,000 in 3 years. • Delivered Project: Development and implementation for Porsche spare part storage company – PCB. USD 1,000,000, KD/2 Warranty system implementation USD 100,000, • Delivered Project: SQL/Assist. Development and implementation of customer management system for 100 dealers USD 400,000. • Delivered Project: Localization and implementation of standardized Internet sites for 100 dealers, USD 450,000• Delivered Project:,,,,, • Technical: RS/6000, Tivoli, VPN, Lotus Notes, Informix, Oracle, MS SQL, dBase, Rational rose

Apr 1998 - Oct 2000

Manager IT

Lear Automotive

LEAR Automotive Lear Corporation is a world class supplier of car cable harness, interiors, seat, and electronics, 5th biggest automotive supplier of the world. MANAGER IT EAST EUROPE report to Director East Europe, Vice President IT Europe, member of the board Strategic and Operational IT management, budget accountability USD 2.5m, BPR, leading a team of 5 direct reports and a department of 25 in Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania

• Successful MFG/PRO ERP customization and implementation at all locations at the region (ERP)

• Successful supply chain IT system implementation

• Member of Technical Council Lear Automotive Europe, responsibility for technical and system development in the CEE region

• Y2k, Successful Ford and GM audit. USD 50,000, • QS9000 certification. USD 300,000• Delivered Project: MFG/PRO integrated ERP implementation. USD 900,000 in 2 years• Delivered Project: Saarlois SILS IT implementation USD 500,000 in 2 years• Technical: MFG/PRO, Progress, Novell, RS/6000, AS/400, Barcode, JIT, Telephony, Video conference

Jul 1997 - Apr 1998

IS Manager

Kraft Food
Kraft Jacobs Suchard is owned by Phillip Morris Co., in Hungary produce coffee and chocolate with 700 employees. • Overall responsibilities for Information technology services for KJS Hungary • Project Manager Year 2000 • Project Manager Office movement (USD 50,000) • Project Manager integrated system implementation MFG/PRO (USD 200,000) • Technical: MFG/PRO, Oracle Analyzer, Telephony, Lotus Notes, AS/400 • Direct report to Finance Director, IS Director CEEMEA (Central East Europe, Middle East, and Africa) • Managed employees: 7 • Annual budget USD 500,000
Apr 1991 - Jul 1997

IT Manager

EDS is the IT service company of General Motors. • Focusing high level customer demands • Selling huge projects to GM • Over viewing and aligning projects • Developing local standards • Overall responsibility for data security, customer support, network, purchasing • Xerox outsource, training and implementation manager, Vienna, Austria • Transmission, implementation manager, Szentgotthard and Ellesmere Port • Police project, contact manager, non GM business, Budapest • Immobilizer, project manager, Szentgotthard • Infrastructure upgrade, project manager, Szentgotthárd, Budapest • Technical, VAX, VMS, MVS, Lotus Notes • Direct report to Managing Director • Managed employees: 6 • Annual budget USD 200,000


1983 - 1987


Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem

Diploma work: Cellular processing