by Zsolt, Szelecki
(Budapest, Hungary)

KM Practitioner, Consultant
+36-20-5195200, +447908210534 (might be inactive) zsolt.szelecki@hotmail.com


Professional Experience
2005– 2009 Hewitt Associates Inc London / Budapest
Emerging Markets Lead
* Operational responsibilities for 16 markets – realizing growth potential
* 420% growth – organic and inorganic achieved
* In charge of managing 5 acquisitions and 7 JV/alliances and 2 service centres
* As a chair for the European Corporate Development Committee, providing coordination/support for all European deals, alliances and corporate alignment
As part of the European Leadership group / and Global Strategic Planning Team impact on Hewitt overall business – HEW share price up from $19 to $40

2000– 2005 Hewitt Inside Ltd (JV) Budapest
Managing Director
* Building up partnership and Joint Venture with Hewitt Associates
* Creating a leading brand in local HR consulting and doubling revenues
* Assuming Central Eastern European responsibilities, by Centres of Excellence and TOC coordination in the Market Group

1995– Inside Holding Inc. Budapest
Chairman of the Board
* Investment portfolio management
* Regional expansion to Czech, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania
* Incubating new business ventures (simulation ,media, innovation, others)

1992–1997 DOOR Training Hungary Budapest
Managing Director
* Building a start-up to 3mEuro business
* Becoming a clearly dominant training market player
* Empowerment and executive succession management

1991–1992 Micronetics Europe Rt. Wisconsin/Budapest
Director of Administration / Member of the Board
* In charge of financial and organizational matters
* Privatization experience with Vilati Automation PLC
* Restructuring and downsizing

1988–1991 Interland Import Ltd. Vancouver/Budapest
Regional Commercial Representative
* Building export accounts
New product development.

* 1985–1990 University of Economics Budapest
Major: International Relations – political science
Minor: European Union Studies.
* 1990 European Institute Ghent
* 1992 Heriot-Watt University / LSE Edinburgh / London
postgraduate studies and research fellowship
* Doctorate Degree (quasi PhD) on European Integration Modelling
* 1995 AOTS – Association for Overseas Technical Studies Tokyo
executive seminar "Cross Cultural Management"
2006 – INSEAD – Finance for Executive Programme Fontainebleau

Social Roles
* Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (Prince of Wales chapter) – member of the Board – promoting Corporate Social Responsibilities
* AIESEC Budapest University of Economics (Int’l Student Association) – President of the Advisory Board
* Hosting a weekly, live CEO talk-show “Chief-Brief” in a commercial radio – extensive CEO network
* Warnborough University / Oxford Brookes University – MBA lecturer and tutor on Knowledge Management
Extracurricular interests
* Marathon running – one race done annually, at different locations

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