Board of Directors
CEO & Chairman of the Board
He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asseco Central Europe in Slovakia since 2002, and also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asseco Central Europe in the Czech Republic since 2009. At the same time, he holds the position of CEO in both companies. Jozef Klein also acts as a Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Asseco Solutions (SK), Asseco Solutions (CZ), Asseco Solutions AG (DE), DanubePay (SK), eDocu (SK), GlobeNet (HU), Statlogics (HU), Asseco Hungary (HU), InterWay (SK) and exe (SK). Since October 2009, he has also held an important position of CEO at the whole European group level of the Asseco Group. He won the IT Personality of 2010 award granted by an informal association within the ICT community and also is EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in Slovak republic.
Member of the Board
A graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the Rzeszów University of Technology, where he received his Master of Engineering degree in 1994. In 1995, he started working at COMP, and from 1995, he worked at Asseco Poland (formerly COMP Rzeszów), passing successive levels of professional development from the position of a Marketing Specialist through the Director of the Sales and Marketing Department, up to the position of a member of the Management Board in 2004-2007.
Since March 22, 2007, he has held the position of a Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland. He holds managerial positions in the Asseco Group companies: the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Formula Systems, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nextbank Software and Asseco Resovia. He is a member of the Supervisory Board in the following companies: Sintagma, Asseco Lietuva, Asseco Central Europe, Asseco Innovation Fund, adesso banking solutions and Asseco Services. He is also the Chairman of the Management Board of GSTN Consulting and a member of the Management Board of Asseco International.
CFO, Member of the Board
In 1996-1998 he held the position of the Finance Director at Delta Software. In 1998-2003 he held the position of the Senior Manager at Veraudyt. In the years 2004-2006 he held the position of the Director of the Treasury Division in Softbank and was delegated to the subsidiary Sawan, where he held the position of the Vice President responsible for finance. From 2007 to June 2009 he was the Director of Controlling and Investment Division of Asseco Poland.
From 2008 to 2012, he was the Vice President of Asseco South Eastern Europe, responsible for the company's finances. He was directly involved in the acquisition of the companies constituting the Asseco South Eastern Europe holding and in the process of introducing the holding to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. From June 2012 to March 2021 he held the position of the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland. He was the President of the Management Board of UNIZETO Technologies and the Member of the Management Board of Infovide-Matrix.
As the Chief Financial Officer of the Asseco Group he oversees the finances of the Group’s companies. He is the President of the Management Board of Asseco Enterprise Solutions and the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Western Europe and Park Wodny Sopot, the Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of R-Style Softlab and Formula Systems, the Member of the Management Board of Asseco International. He is the Member of the Supervisory Board of DahliaMatic, Aquapark Sopot and Asseco Solutions companies. He serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GSTN Consulting.
Member of the Board
In 1997-1998 he was the Vice President of the Bank Współpracy Europejskiej Board of Directors. Between 1999 and 2001 he was the Deputy Director General for Economy and Finances in PPUP Poczta Polska, where he was responsible among other things for supervising the Head Settlement Center and Bank Pocztowy. From January 2002 until January 2003 he was a Director in a consultancy company Concordia Sp. z o.o. From 2004 until a merger with Asseco Poland S.A. he was a member of the Board of Directors in Softbank S.A. He was also a member of Supervisory Boards of, among others: Impexmetal S.A., Bank Pocztowy S.A., PTE Pocztylion and Zachodni Fundusz Inwestycyjny NFI S.A. A member of the Supervisory Board in Asseco South Eastern Europe and Asseco Central Europe.
At present he is a Memebr of the Board in Asseco International.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
The Founder of Asseco Poland and the President of the company’s Management Board. In 1991, he began developing COMP Rzeszów, which, after its listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) as Asseco Poland, became the leader of the Asseco Group's development in international markets.
He graduated from the Kraków University of Economics (majoring in economic cybernetics and computer science) and holds a doctorate in economic sciences. From 1979 to 1990, he worked at a branch of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Rzeszów, initially as an assistant, and then as an assistant professor. In 1991-1993, he was involved in the Polish-American Project for the Construction of Entrepreneurship Institutes in Poland.
Between 1999 and 2006, he served as the Chairman or a Member of the Supervisory Board at the following companies: ABAS and COMP Soft, as well as Softlab, Softlab Trade, WA-PRO, Asseco Romania, Vistula & Wólczanka, ABG (formerly DRQ) and Asseco Systems.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Asseco International, Asseco Central Europe, Asseco Western Europe, Asseco Data Systems, Asseco Cloud, as well as a Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Asseco South Eastern Europe and Asseco Business Solutions. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Enterprise Solutions and Podkarpacki Klub Biznesu (Podkarpacie Business Club).
He is a Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic and a member of the Supervisory Board
at Podkarpacki Związek Pracodawców (Podkarpacie Employers' Association).
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
He started his professional career during his doctoral studies by working at the software development center of Nixdorf Computer in Germany and later as the researcher at PSI AG in West Berlin. From 1978 to 1993, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he led projects in Munich, Vienna, and Paris, among other places. Since 1989, he oversaw the establishment of DEC subsidiaries in Central European countries, including Poland.
From 1993 to 1998 he managed Oracle Poland and subsequently served on the Management Boards of Prokom Software and Prokom Internet as well as on numerous Supervisory Boards, including those of Postdata, Bank Pocztowy, PVT and Asseco Group companies (Asseco South Eastern Europe, Asseco Germany, Matrix42 AG and others). He participated in the work of sector-specific organizations: the American Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and the Polish Confederation of Private Employers.
He is the partner/shareholder of Allterpower, Bioalter, B88 International, Spider, Rezydencje Świerkocin SKY INWESTYCJE and R22. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Asseco Poland, R22 and Decsoft, as well as the Member of the Supervisory Boards of Asseco Data Systems, Asseco South Eastern Europe, Asseco International, Cyber Folks, DEFENSELAYERS, among others.
The Member of the Audit Committees of Asseco Poland, Asseco South Eastern Europe and R22.
Member of the Supervisory Board
From 1994 to 2011 he worked for Enterprise Investors (EI). As the Partner of EI (2006-2011) he was responsible for monitoring, listing companies on WSE, sale of significant stakes of EI portfolio companies on public and private markets. He represented EI as the Member of Supervisory Boards in the following public and private companies: Polfa Kutno, Energoaparatura, Elektrobudowa, Wizów, Sfinks, CSS, Bauma, Comp Rzeszów (now Asseco Poland), Agros Nova, Teta, Opoczno, AB, Siveco (Romania), STD Donivo (Slovakia), AVG Technologies (Netherlands).
In 2001 the President of the Management Board of Energoaparatura, delegated as part of his work at EI to restructure the company. In 1993-1994, he worked at the Ministry of Ownership Transformation, successively as the project manager and privatization team leader. In 1992-1993, he worked at the Ownership Transformation Foundation at the Ministry of Ownership Transformation.
In 2012-2021, he was the independent Member of Supervisory Boards in companies listed on the WSE: Mercor, Kopex, PZ Cormay and Ciech.
Currently, he is the Member of the Supervisory Board in Asseco Poland, Asseco Data Systems and Asseco International. The member of the Audit Committee of Asseco Poland.
Member of the Supervisory Board
From September 2009 to June 2021 he led the biggest banking group in Central Europe – PKO Bank Polski. During his tenure, the old-fashioned bank was transformed into a dynamic fintech with a banking license and strengthened its market position in all segments of operation. Currently, the bank enjoys a leading position in all banking segments like retail, corporate, private, SME, mortgage and installments. In addition, PKO’s subsidiaries are the leaders in such segments as leasing, brokerage house, mutual and pension funds. PKO was acknowledged and rewarded multiple times by recognized international organizations for its rapid growth, digital services and security. Among others, it won “The Bank of the year” title by the Banker six times. PKO’s mobile payment solution BLIK has become the payment standard in Poland and is being used by all banks as well as MasterCard. In cooperation with Microsoft and Google, PKO has developed state of the art cloud computing solutions for Polish enterprises.
He was the Member of the Council of the Polish Bank Association and the prestigious Institute International D'Etudes Bancaires, an organization associating the international banking community. Since June 2021 he has been the Supervisory Board Member of Polski Standard Płatności (cashless payment programs, online payments operator). He is also the member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Cloud.