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Senior Vice President, IDC EMEA & Managing Director, CEMA Region
Steven Frantzen is a long-time specialist on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As Senior Vice President for Research and Consulting, Mr. Frantzen oversees the planning and execution of IDC's standard research programs and consulting for 75 countries spanning Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Frantzen is also responsible for managing IDC’s business units in Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa (CEMA), overseeing the planning, development, implementation, and coordination of the full range of IDC's operations and activities across 21 IDC offices located throughout these regions.
Mr. Frantzen joined IDC in 1990 as the company’s first dedicated employee for the region of Central and Eastern Europe, overseeing office, business and product development ranging from new standard research and data services, covering the range of ICT technologies, to custom research and consulting engagements and the establishment of marketing services such as events. He received subsequent responsibility for the Middle East and Africa region in 1999, followed up by Western Europe in 2005.
Frantzen's experience in the ICT field reflects a combination of study, travel, and work activities. He holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science, History and German from the University of Iowa, which included several years of study abroad in Germany (Universities of Trier and Bonn) and Hungary. He also attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, Massachusetts for a Masters degree, where his studies focused on international business and trade and Soviet and Eastern European studies. He is fluent in German and proficient in Russian and Czech.
Mr. Frantzen was awarded IDG’s Chairman’s Cup for Overall Management Excellence in 2013.
Chief Operating Officer, Western Europe & GVP, IDC EMEA
As Chief Operating Officer of IDC Western Europe, Robert White is responsible for the Western Europe Country operations and the European Sales team. He is also responsible for the Finance function in IDC EMEA.
Mr. White joined IDC in 1992 as Financial Controller of IDC UK. He was appointed IDC European Finance director in 1997 and later took on responsibility for managing other European support functions.
Prior to joining IDC, Mr. White held a number of accounting positions within different manufacturing companies and later joined Groupe Bull, where he served as business manager from 1989 until he joined IDC in 1992.
Mr. White graduated from the University of York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
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