Accenture appoints Tomas Volek as CEO for Hungary and Slovakia

24 May 2018 Authored by Consultancy.eu

Global consulting and technology firm Accenture has named Tomáš Volek as Country Managing Director for Hungary and Slovakia. Volek, who succeeds Peter Škodný, has been tasked with continuing the firm’s growth in both countries, with a specific focus on expanding Accenture’s footprint in innovation and digital transformation.

Tomáš Volek has been with Accenture for over two decades. He joined the firm in 1996, and over the course of his first fifteen years at the consultancy served as a technology expert, working on several large systems integration projects across industries in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and India. In 2003, he set up the Bratislava Delivery Center for Technology, and in 2012 Volek was promoted to Managing Director – the equivalent of the Partner level at Accenture. In the same year, he took on the role of Head of Technology Delivery Centres for the Central Eastern European (CEE) region, spanning Slovakia, Romania, Czech and Hungary. 

Today, Accenture’s CEE Technology Delivery Centres employs more than 1,500 professionals – who provide technology services and digital capabilities to Accenture clients worldwide, with a focus on the Austria, Germany and Switzerland region, also known as DACH. The region’s latest centre was established in Budapest, which opened its doors in November 2016.

Tomáš Volek and Peter Škodný - Accenture

Commenting on the news at the time, Volek said, “We are building teams with advanced skills in core and new technologies, and expertise in the most advanced delivery models, including agile delivery, continuous integration, DevOps and highly automated delivery processes, to help our clients rotate to future-proof IT.” He added, “Accenture’s Delivery Centres [the seven in CEE] provide our clients with access to the right mix of local and global resources, using state-of-the-art technologies, intelligent tools, artificial intelligence, lightweight architectures and industry assets.”

In his new role, which he assumed on May 1, 2018, Volek leads Accenture’s operations in Slovakia and Hungary. In the latter country, the firm currently employs approximately 350 professionals, located at two offices in Budapest. Accenture however announced at the start of this year that it has launched an expansion plan for its Hungarian business, with plans on the table to recruit a further 200 professionals in 2018 alone. The move comes at a time when Hungarian executives are most optimistic about their growth prospects, according to a PwC study, a development which provides consulting firms such as Accenture with more opportunities for growth.

Accenture’s headcount in Slovakia is at the time of writing unknown – across the CEE the consultancy has around 6,000 employees.

Volek’s predecessor Peter Škodný has now become the Chief Commercial Officer for B2B at T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovakia. On his last day of service, he wrote on LinkedIn about his departure: “After 26 years and 10 months, today is my last day with Accenture. I will miss all the great people I had the privilege to work with and learn from during that time.”

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