In 2015 Microsoft has appointed István as its Vice President for sales, marketing and services in Asia Pacific.
In his role, Istvan was leading regional business operations for Microsoft in Asia Pacific, which now spans over +10,000 people and 100,000 Microsoft partners across 12 subsidiaries.
Istvan joined Microsoft Asia Pacific after four years as the general manager of Microsoft Hungary.
Prior to joining the company in 2011, Istvan was the chief operating officer of Magyar Telekom, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Hungary and a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. As COO, he led the development of a new product portfolio and helped transform this traditional telecommunication company to a leading ICT service provider, as well as served on its management committee.
He began his technology career at Anixter, the sole distributor of Lucent Technologies in Hungary, before joining Cisco Systems in 1999.
At Cisco he worked in a variety of direct and indirect sales roles. Later, he was appointed as Cisco’s general manager of Southeast Europe and, under his leadership, Cisco expanded its regional operations and opened three new offices in the Balkans.
Istvan holds an MBA diploma from Ireland and graduated as Economist in Budapest.
He is a transformational leader with strong execution and leadership abilities. Istvan also has a wide international network in the technology industry