Roman Albrecht

Roman Albrecht

delivering change & improvement

  • Prague Czech republic
  • +420 731 137 271

Today competitive world lives under pressure of general economic situation. Enterprises willing to survive and growmust be able to react quickly to market requirements, flexible and such which developed culture of perpetual change, striving for the best in class of customer service and experience. To guide successfully company to future, there are three key ingredients – stellar leadership, strong change management and clear vision.
My experience in all these three areas is large. I was leading and managing teams up to 200 in different industries (logistic, banking, telecom, FMCG etc.) and on European level. I spent several years leading largest worldwide change programs. I can offer theoretical knowledge combined with experience, industry and process knowledge together with leadership and coaching skills. With all these I can guarantee success of delivery of your daily business, projects and portfolio and/or your change programs.
I am strong believer in lifetime learning and personal growth and so I have quite a few certificates, non typical for my level of seniority.

Work History
Work History
2015 - Present
Director of Consulting Services
GlideVision, s.r.o.

Accepting offer of medium Czech private company to build and manage consulting division to change GlideVision perception as supplier of software. Changed company approach to corporate customers, improved project and sales process. Working with customers to improve their project portfolios and change implementation.

2011 - Present
Chairman of the Board
itSMF Czech Republic

Founding itSMF Chapter in Czechia in 2006. Coming back to lead the Chapter in 2011. Developed annual itSMF conference into the largest IT event in Czech republic.

2014 - Present
Partner & Photographer
RaL Services

Focusing on different aspect of life to use creativity as professional photographer. Official photographer of st. Vitus cathedral and cardinal Duka's. Working with theatres, for instance Palace and Hudebni divadlo Karlin, 2 photography books, 12 exhibitions.

2012 - 2014
Project Director
DHL IT Services

Using knowledge of the industry by adjusting and tailoring theoretical approach of Lean into practical, developed and implemented well accepted changes of operation in internal organizational units. Delivered benefits of 15-30% improvements across 800 people.

2011 - 2012
Inbound Director
DHL IT Services

Directing & preparation of large incoming optimizing and centralizing programs with responsibility of preparation of the proposals and business cases, deal with customer, and then supervision of smooth delivery and transition of operations, for instance European Optimization Program in the value of € 150M.

2010 - 2011
Benefit Director
DHL IT Services

Based in Arizona, USA. DHL was closing datacenter operation and convert organization to decrease to 10% of original size. Responsible for the project to deliver expected benefits of €60M while maintaining smooth transition to Europe and Asia and not disrupting business operation.

2008 - 2010
Head of Support Services
DHL IT Services

Built new European Support organization in Quality, Processes, Reporting, Audits –internal/external, Project Support, Account mgmt support, Top mgmt support, Bid creation, Facility management, Fleet and Travel. Transforming team of 140+ to more efficient team of 100, with budget of € 40M delivered significant savings, developed global strategy for Risk, Quality and Process management while supporting business on day to day basis.

2006 - 2008
Head of EMEA Solutions Support
DHL IT Services

Support of 300+ services and 180 of staff. Introduced full scale of Service Delivery Reviews internally and in 2007 continuing with this trend to deliver similar to the customer. Leading development and actively working on Support Point Analysis theory, which allows to measure productivity of Services, Domains, Individuals, necessary for support teams sizing.

2004 - 2006
Head of Programm Office
DHL IT Services

Managing team responsible for risk management, reporting, program and projects audit, quality assurance and project assurance on portfolio of €250M.

2002 - 2004

Transformation of Omnicom, fully owned Czech Telecom daughter company. Company was making loss and without strategy. Over 4 months, a new strategy was developed, the company restructured, a part of management changed and went from red to black numbers.

2000 - 2002
Director Czech, Slovakia and Russia
HomeCredit International

Hired to stabilize and develop new systems as present systems were not stable. New team change proposed and implemented helpdesk and development according to ITIL standards. Systems stabilized for 2 years to give the company space for new systems development. Credit card implemented in Slovak Republic, new banking system in Russia.

1998 - 2000
Head of IT Czech, Slovak and Hungary
Tesco Stores

IT systems change, building a new support team, developing/implementing new organizational structure, unifying IT and voice communications, supplier negotiations, leading a team of 60, responsible for budget of €10M. Spent 6 month in Budapest to fix Hungarian operations.

1994 - 1997
Managing Director

Managing small IT private company delivering IT services to customers

1990 - 1994
Area Director Eastern Europe

Responsible for all operations in the area - market development, partner network building, team building - HR work, planning - financial & business, educational market development

Project & Portfolio mgmt

Prince2 - practicioner

Management of Risk - practicioner

Managing Successful Programs - practicioner

Change & Transformation

Lean & Six Sigma - advanced

Change implementation - expert

Accelerating Change & Transition - practitioner certificate

Mentoring - advanced


Czech - mother, English - fluent, Russian - basic

Community & Professional functions

Lecturer, University of Economics, Prague, 2010 - present

Giving lectures on practical use of Portfolio, Project & Risk management

Founder & Partner, Man and Faith

Founding and building association of church photographers; currently leading Czechia-wide organization of 60+ and expanding to Slovakia

Chairman of the Board, itSMF Czech republic

leading Czech chapter of itSMF association of professionals;

itSMF is the organisation behind ITIL , the IT standard