Magyar Telekom, the Hungarian subsidiary of German giant Deutsche Telekom, has appointed Dr. Kim Kyllesbech Larsen as chief technology and IT officer (CTIO), taking effect from April 1. Larsen will also become a member of Magyar Telekom’s management committee. Larsen, 52, joins the company from Deutsche Telekom, where he most recently served as senior vice president for Technology Economics & Transformation, as well as Technology Architecture & Innovation. Prior to this, he acted as director of the Network Technology Office and CTIO of Ooredoo Group (formerly Qtel) in Myanmar. From 1999 to 2012, Larsen held a number of senior management positions within the Deutsche Telekom Group, including executive vice president - head of technology office of T-Mobile International and head of technology economics & services of Deutsche Telekom. During this time, he was responsible for the takeover of the technology segment of Orange Netherlands, the most successful merger and integration project within Deutsche Telekom to date. Larsen joined Deutsche Telekom following nearly a decade of academic experience in Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. He has a masterʼs degree in physics and mathematics, and a doctorate in physics from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Tamás Gál has been appointed director for sales and business development and marketing at Nexon Hungary. Gál’s role is to help current and future partners gather information and make decisions. “Our common development is the key to success. Before joining Nexon in 2017, I spent more than ten years dealing with sales and development of flexible benefits, and professionally supporting enterprise level key account managers,” Gál said. He spends his free time with his children, hiking, cycling and playing floorball (indoor hockey). He also assists various sporting associations in organizing competitions.
Andrea Bujdosó has been appointed head of the board of directors at Shell Hungary, taking effect from February 1. She joined Shell in 2009, and has since held various local and international leading positions in the corporate segment, chiefly working on improving euroShell card offers for B2B clients. With experience in sales, Bujdosó will retain her position as leader of the sales excellence program for the Shell retail cards business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Peter Rehus has been appointed country leader for IBM Hungary, transitioning from his previous position of SaaS commercial leader for IBM Cognitive Engagement Europe. In his new role, Rehus is responsible for all client-facing activities in Hungary, covering IBMʼs entire portfolio of products and services. During his 26-year career at IBM, Rehus has held a number of management positions in software and services businesses at IBM Hungary and in the region. He earned his master of science in transportation engineering from the Technical University of Budapest (now Budapest University of Technology and Economics). He holds a degree in business administration from Henley Business School in the U.K.