Executive Vice President Global Strategy & Portfolio Management
Urban Hopen began his career as consultant and project manager at the consulting firm Schmidt, Vogel & Partner – the original company name of itelligence. He was soon entrusted with various nationwide executive functions. In 2008, as part of the Germany/ Austria management team, he was appointed to head all consulting and application services as well as the industry focused market entry.
In 2011 he relocated to NTT DATA headquarters in Tokyo. As General Manager Enterprise Applications one of his responsibilities was to coordinate all SAP activities between global business units and the global alliance with SAP. In this position, Urban Hopen led strategic initiatives to strengthen the global service portfolio of NTT DATA and played a vital part in the formation of NTT DATA Business Solutions, where he was member in the board of several NTT DATA subsidiaries.
Summer 2014 Urban Hopen returned as member of the Global Executive Team to itelligence AG, heading the regional business unit and driving successfully the growth in Eastern Europe and China until end of 2017.
Having taken over the role of Head of Global Strategy & Portfolio Management in October 2017, Urban Hopen is primarily responsible for the development of itelligence’s medium and long-term strategy. Aside of geographical growth he focuses on development of business models and the shaping of a competitive global product and service portfolio, including definition of global focus areas to scale and actively develop our local business worldwide.
Urban Hopen received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Bielefeld. He is married and has two children.