Founder & CEO of TARGET Executive Search
Klemens Wersonig is the Austrian founder and CEO of TARGET Executive Search.
Since 25 years he is focusing on senior recruitment and headhunting across CEE. He has personally interviewed over 20.000 managers in Central Europe and successfully placed over 500.
Being from Austria he was one of the first "pioneers to the East". He crossed the “iron curtain” back in 1988 and started to work in Hungary, managing a start-up company in trade and real-estate development. During 5 years he managed a team of 40 people and he also learned Hungarian. From this time he left a landmark in the centre of Budapest: Converting the Southern Vaci utca into a pedestrian zone was his idea and achievement for which he convinced all the city authorities and secured the funding. Today this has become a major tourist attraction.
Before coming to Hungary, he received a 1 year Rotary scholarship in Canada and then finished a doctorate in business administration at the WU-Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna. He was AIESEC president in Vienna and had traineeships in USA, Canada and France. Besides his native German he speaks fluent English, French, Hungarian and studies Slovak. In 1994 he founded the TARGET Executive Search Group. Next to his CEO role for the entire Group, he enjoys to take care of his own key clients and find the right managers for them. He also served for many years as a Board Member and Vice President of the global executive search network - INAC, in which TARGET is the partner for CEE.