Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Diederik (Dik) Vos has been CEO of SQS since October 2012. He is responsible for the company's strategy and the management of the Group Management Board.
Dik Vos was appointed to the SQS Management Board in March 2011 and started in SQS as COO, responsible for global sales and operations. In this role, he focused on driving forward company growth and improving the operational excellence of the global SQS Group. Dik Vos is also a director of SQS India BFSI Limited, the SQS subsidiary focused exclusively on BFSI testing. SQS India BFSI Limited is headquartered in Chennai, India and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India.
He has considerable expertise in the field of Managed Services, IT Services and Management Consulting. As an internationally experienced manager he demonstrated an ability to drive change within organizations, developing them into profitable companies while increasing customer satisfaction. He previously held senior management positions in AT&T, Lucent Technologies, AVAYA and International Network Services.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
René Gawron joined SQS as CFO in 2001. Within the Management Board he is in charge of finance, mergers and acquisitions, IT, human resources as well as investor relations.
Before joining SQS he held various positions at Siemens AG between 1985 and 2000, including, among others, head of business development for its mobile telecom networks. In addition he was member of the management board of a software company as well as an electronics company. René Gawron is also a director of SQS India BFSI Limited, the SQS subsidiary focused exclusively on BFSI testing. SQS India BFSI Limited is headquartered in Chennai, India and is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Ralph Gillessen is COO providing the global leadership of the sales teams and is responsible for assuring client delivery and resource management.
He ensures that the company has the proper operational controls, procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organisation and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.
Ralph has joined SQS in 2002 and has worked in various senior sales and consultancy positions. He headed SQS' largest profit centre, Central Europe Middle East (CEME), for two years before he entered the board as CMO by internal promotion in January 2013.
Executive Director Management Consulting
Martin Hodgson is Executive Director and responsible for the global Management Consulting practice.
The Management Consulting practice in SQS encompasses the previously called Specialist Consulting and focusses on IT Portfolio Programme and Project Management, Business & Enterprise Architecture and Process Modelling for our clients.
After graduating in Engineering from Cambridge University, Martin Hodgson spent his first professional years at Ford Motor Company as an IT systems and business analyst, followed by other senior management positions in IT, finally as CEO of UK-based management consultancy Pcubed.