The Silicon Review
“Our goal is to merge experts and expertise from various yet interconnected areas such as IT, ICTs, information security, and data protection.”
Business consultants might look at business plans, cost management, human resource allocation, and risk analysis to offer management solutions to the client’s unique problem. The responsibility of the consulting firm is to identify problems and communicate potential solutions.
The importance of business counseling and data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates. There is also little tolerance for downtime that can make it impossible to access important information.
One such company which is setting an example in the field of Information Technology and data protection is Kerubiel Ltd. It is a 100 percent privately-held consulting company.
The company was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Budapest, Hungary.
In Conversation with László György Dellei, Kerubiel Ltd CEO
Q. What is the reason behind the genesis of your company? And how did you expand your company and its offerings over the years?
From the beginning of my professional career, I have been focused on IT, information security, and data protection issues. These fields have become more interlinked in recent years, and since the adoption and – more importantly – the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as data protection and data security has become the focus of professional discussion. It became apparent that experts from these two distinct, but interrelated fields shall cooperate and work together more closely than ever.
Q. Can you brief us about the history of your company?
In the last two years, Kerubiel has managed to build an ever-growing clientele ranging from multinational and big corporations to SMEs and small companies. This clientele covers the health, insurance and finance, and other sectors alike. Besides, the firm has established a wide network of cooperating experts contributing to the services of the company for the benefit of our clients. Furthermore, membership in the AI Coalition has opened even more opportunities for us.
Q. What is your company’s M&V statement?
Our goal is to merge experts and expertise from various yet interconnected areas such as IT, ICTs, information security, and data protection. Based on this expertise, we assist and improve the services of our clients so that they comply with the relevant rules and regulations, such as the GDPR and other information security standards.
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful CEO?
Curiosity, self-improvement, and patience are the three important skills. Innovation is crucial in the field of IT, information security, and data protection. If you are not curious, not open to new applications, new solutions, your enterprise might find itself in a difficult position lagging behind the most innovative competitors ruling the market.
Q. What were the biggest initial hurdles to building your business and how did you overcome them?
Counseling is a highly competitive market where many actors seek to reach clients first. With the application of the GDPR, competition has become even stronger. As a start-up, there is always the risk that one finds a “bigger fish,” this may be overcome if one follows three simple principles. Patience meaning that success comes in time if the company applies a well defined strategy. Finally, adaptability is crucial in a market that is reliant on the ever-changing technologies, new applications or solutions. These are the guiding principles that let Kerubiel grow even bigger.
Q. Who are the other CEOs you look up to?
Péter Árvai, CEO of Prezi. The success of his company showed the world as well as Hungary that based on a good idea, with strategic thinking, and patience, even a start-up from CEE may become a global player in the IT market. He and his company’s story is the model that we at Kerubiel try to utilize and follow.
Q. What are your three biggest accomplishments?
First, Kerubiel has become an actor with great potential on a national as well as on the regional level. In the upcoming years, we will work to reach even more clients from CEE and to provide our services in the region. Second, is that our expertise has shown its strength to our clients. Finally, the third is that Kerubiel was ranked amongst the Top 10 GDPR service provider by CIO Applications in Europe, and among the 50 Innovative Companies to Watch 2019 by The Silicon Review.
Q. If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Listen to others. One may gather crucial information concerning the new trends and challenges in the industry from other experts. Thus, it is important to seek out and establish a network that may benefit its members. On the other hand, always seek feedback. Without information and – sometimes – critique of the services provided to a client, a company might not improve itself.
Q. If not a business leader/CEO, what else you want to be?
This a tough question. I have always worked in IT, information security and data protection related fields, thus, and entrepreneurship that suits best this kind of expertise has been my goal from the very beginning. Yet, if I have to choose another occupation, I would choose my hobby. In recent years, craft beer breweries have become very popular in Hungary, thus, I have started my own home brewery making beers for friends and family. Although I am an enthusiastic amateur, I would very much like to try out myself in this field.
The Mastermind Behind the Glory of Kerubiel
László György Delleiis the founder and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Kerubiel. He is also the Chief Executive Ambassador of ISACA HQ GDPR. He is a leading expert in the field of ICT and data protection in Hungary. Mr. Dellei provides expert counseling to multinational and big corporations as well as SMEs. His main focus is to ensure that clients of Kerubiel Ltd. meet the highest possible level of compliance with the relevant rules and regulations.