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
Since March 22, 2007 he has served as the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland. He has performed managerial functions in Asseco Group companies: the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Formula Systems, the Member of the Board of Directors of Peak Consulting Group and Asseco Danmark, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nextbank Software and ComCERT.
He is the Member of the Supervisory Board in Sintagma, Asseco Lietuva, Asseco Central Europe, Asseco Innovation Fund and adesso banking solutions. He is also the President of the Management Board of GSTN Consulting and the 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 graduate of the Academy of Economics in Kraków (major in economic cybernetics and IT); he holds a PhD in economy. In 1979-1990 he worked in a branch of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie University in Rzeszów – at the beginning he was an assistant and when he was finishing his cooperation with this university he held the position of an adjunct professor. In 1991-1993 he was engaged in the Polish-American Project of Creating Entrepreneurship Institutes in Poland. In 1999-2006 he was the Chairman or Member of the Supervisory Boards in ABAS, COMP Soft, Softlab, Softlab Trade, WA-PRO, Asseco Romania, Vistula & Wólczanka, ABG (previously DRQ) and Asseco Systems.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Asseco International, Asseco Central Europe, Asseco Western Europe, Asseco Data Systems and the Gdynia Basketball Club ARKA, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Asseco South Eastern Europe and Asseco Business Solutions. The member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Enterprise Solutions and the Podkarpacki Business Club.
He is the Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
He began his professional career as a PhD student working at the Nixdorf Computer software development centre in Germany and then as a research worker at PSI AG in West Berlin. In 1978-1993 he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he led projects in Munich, Vienna and Paris. From 1989 he supervised the creation of DEC branches in Central European countries, including Poland. From 1993 to 1998 he headed Oracle Polska and then served in the management boards of Prokom Software and Prokom Internet, as well as in numerous supervisory boards: Postdata, Bank Pocztowy, PVT, numerous companies of the Asseco Group (Asseco South Eastern Europe, Asseco Germany, Matrix42 AG and others). He participated in work of sector organizations: the American Chamber of Commerce, the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications and the Polish Confederation of Private Employers.
He is a partner/shareholder in Allterpower, Bioalter, Decsoft and R22. Currently he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland, R22 and Decsoft and the Member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Data Systems, Asseco South Eastern Europe and Asseco International, among others.
Member of the Supervisory Board
In 1994-2011, he worked for Enterprise Investors (EI). As EI's partner (2006-2011) he was responsible for monitoring, listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, sales of significant shareholdings in EI's portfolio companies on the public and private markets. He represented EI as the member of the supervisory boards of the following companies: Polfa Kutno, Energoaparatura, Elektrobudowa, Wizów, Sfinks, CSS, Bauma, Comp Rzeszów (Asseco Poland at present), 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 carry out restructuring of the company. In 1993-1994, he worked for the Ministry of Ownership Transformations, successively as project manager and privatization project manager. In 1992-1993 he worked at the Foundation for Ownership Transformations at the Ministry of Ownership Transformations.
The graduate of the University of Warsaw in English Philology (1990) and Management (1994).
In 1991-1992, the translator at the New York Times Warsaw.
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).