IBM Corporation (the United States) has appointed Bohdan Khoroschak new director general of the company in Ukraine from August 13, 2019, according to the website of the company. “I am very pleased to be able to scale my experience in IT services for the benefit of IBM customers throughout the ecosystem in Ukraine. They increase business efficiency by implementing the most advanced solutions, taking advantage of open source technologies and multi-cloud environments,” the company quotes Khoroschak as saying.
Khoroschak has been working in IT-industry for 14 years. He deals with business development, sale management and consulting.
In 2012, Khoroschak appointed as IBM’s trade representative in Ukraine. Through 2014-2015, he became head of corporation’s software department; within 2015-2017 he chaired section of digital sales and updating of software licensing in the states of Central and Eastern Europe; and since November 2017 and until nowadays he managed technical service department in Ukraine.
His predecessor Valeriy Shliakhov held the post since January 2018.
IBM is an American company headquartered in Armonk. It is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardware and software, as well as IT and consulting services.
IBM Ukraine LLC, which is wholly owned by IBM Central and Eastern Europe, has won a tender called by NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy to have its strategy for information technology developed. IBM Ukraine, with a bid of UAH 3.748 million (VAT included), defeated other bidders, namely Ernst & Young (E&Y) and PwC Polska, Naftogaz announced in the ProZorro e-procurement system. The services must be provided by December 31, 2018.
The goal is to determine the level of IT maturity and ensure maximum efficiency from investments in IT. As a result, the target operating model of the company’s IT and the development roadmap should be developed, including a portfolio of projects, the necessary resources and portfolio management processes.
The IT analysis should be carried out for Naftogaz and its subsidiaries, namely Ukrtransgaz, Ukrgazvydobuvannya, Ukrtransnafta, Ukrspetstransgaz, Chornomornaftogaz, and Ukravtogaz.
Naftogaz Ukrainy unites the largest oil and gas producing enterprises of the country. It is a monopolist in transit and storage of natural gas in underground storage facilities, as well as transportation of crude oil by pipelines throughout the country.