Executive Vice President Global Strategy
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 executive functions. In 2008, as part of the Germany/Austria management team, he was responsible for all consultant- and application services as well as industry focused market entry.
In 2011 he relocated to the NTT DATA headquarters in Tokyo. As General Manager Enterprise Services he was responsible for the coordination of all SAP activities between global business units and for 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. He is a member of the management and supervisory boards of several NTT DATA subsidiaries.
Since summer 2014 Urban Hopen is in charge of the region Eastern Europe and China with the aim of expanding itelligence’s business in these growing markets, gaining local and international customers. Based on the successful business model of itelligence all customers in these countries are also supported with world-class SAP solutions and services.
Urban Hopen received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Bielefeld. He is married and has two children.