Thursday, 28 February 2013
CSC Loses Yet Another Top Executive
CSC Europe parts company with another top executive!
CSC today issued the expected announcement that Claude Czechowski, Head of South and West Europe, “has decided to leave the company”.
We are not surprised by the news. We had heard that Mr Czechowski and CSC’s Corporate management were increasingly in disagreement over the company’s direction.
Now comes the hard part for CSC, finding an appropriate successor, with particular emphasis on CSC’s operations in France.
Mr Czechowski developed relationships with many of France’s business leaders and has given CSC high visibility and a positive image in the country. Additionally, CSC seems to have avoided the financial problems which have beset many US multinationals’ French operations.
Understanding the French business environment and culture is a pre-requisite for success there. Many foreign companies send in a “trusted” expatriate who does not understand the country, then wonder why operating performance has started deteriorating.
We must hope CSC find that very rare animal, a top executive who can operate effectively within the framework of a large US Corporation and who can also be successful running a business in France.
Posted by Busy Bee at 18:21