Jožek Gruškovnjak

International Executive, Strategy Consultant, Entrepreneur

Jožek is a multilingual international executive, strategy consultant and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in various leadership
positions within information technology and telecommunications industries.
Currently working as an independent strategy consultant Jožek is advising senior executives in telecommunication services providers,
public sector and technology companies, focusing on business and goto- market strategies, IT strategy and operations optimization and
improving clients’ business performance and profitability.
During his 16-year tenure at Cisco Systems Jožek first built and led the sales operations in South East Europe in the role of general manager.
He drove substantial growth in the region and established relationships with key business and government leaders. In the second part of his Cisco career Jozek joined Cisco’s strategy consulting team and worked as the lead for Latin America, Middle East and Africa helping key Cisco clients understand the impact of technology on their business and cocreating appropriate business strategies.
Earlier in his career Jožek was an entrepreneur – he established and held executive positions with the leading Slovenian networking integrator, NIL.
Born and educated in Slovenia Jožek holds an MBA from IEDC Bled School of Management and B.Sc. in computer sciences from University of Ljubljana. As an accomplished speaker he is fluent in English, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian, and also speaks German.