LONDON and PLANO, Texas, October 23 /PRNewswire/ --
- IT Consulting Services Veteran Ferenc Szelenyi Joins Company to Lead Growth
Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) (http://www.perotsystems.com) today announced the appointment of Ferenc Szelenyi as Managing Director for the company's EMEA region. In his new role, Mr. Szelenyi will serve as Perot Systems' senior leader in Europe and the Middle East, primarily responsible for leading the company's business development and market expansion. He will report directly to Perot Systems Chief Operating Officer, Russell Freeman.
Establishing this new leadership role and bringing someone of Ferenc Szelenyi's capability on board is a clear signal that Perot Systems is committed to expanding its market presence in the EMEA, said Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Perot Systems. Ferenc's experience in both business development and technology should strengthen our competitiveness and help drive growth in the region.
Mr. Szelenyi joins Perot Systems from Morningstar Developments Ltd, where, as CEO, he focused on internationalising products and services and developing go-to-market strategies. Previously, Szelenyi served as Executive Senior Vice President and CEO for T-Systems in Italy, where he oversaw the successful development and implementation of a three-year growth program, culminating in the re-launch of the business as a sales and services company.
I am delighted to accept this opportunity to lead the expansion of Perot Systems' business in EMEA, said Ferenc Szelenyi, managing director for EMEA for Perot Systems. EMEA is a priority market for the company, full of potential based on our local and global capabilities to support our clients' business.
Mr. Szelenyi began his career at IBM, where for ten years he progressed through successive IT solution sales and marketing roles, culminating as Director, Electronic Commerce Solutions, IBM Europe, where he was responsible for revenues of US$500 million. After a brief period as a board member for KarstadtQuelle New Media AG, Szelenyi worked as Partner for PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting responsible for IT Services in Germany, Austria and Russia. Szelenyi successfully led a restructure of the solution portfolio and of the sales teams in Germany and Austria and a successful launch into Eastern Europe and Russia. He also oversaw a programme of customer acquisition in the telecommunications industry.
Mr. Szelenyi has a Degree in Information Technology and Business Administration from the University of Linz, Austria, and an MBM Degree from SDA Bocconi Mailand Italy. He lives with his wife and 11 year old daughter near Frankfurt, Germany.
About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of US$2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.
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