Founder & CEO
Gregoire Nitot is a French/Polish entrepreneur, the founder of Sii Poland, its CEO and unique board member. He owns 30% the company.
He fell in love with Poland in 2000, during his Erasmus Exchange at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). After a few years working in Paris, he decided to come back to Poland and launch a Polish IT services company. He wrote a business plan in the summer of 2005, looked for potential investors and chose Sii France as a business partner. He decided to name this new company Sii, in order to utilize Sii France’s references, trust and credibility in front of prospects and candidates.
Gregoire arrived in Poland in January 2006. He started in a small 50 m2 flat in Central Warsaw with an initial investment of 100 K EUR and 200 K EUR loan from Sii France.
Each year, Gregoire revolutionizes Sii Poland by modifying its shape, transforming business processes, implementing novel IT tools, as well as launching new investments and organizational units such as branches, practices and business units These massive transformations have enabled the evolution of Sii Poland – from a small, one-person, start-up company to a solid vendor employing over 2,500 specialists and generating 380M PLN (90 M EUR) revenue .
Gregoire not only drives the continuous growth of the company, he ensures the company operates smoothly by implementing needed procedures as well as maintaining decentralized client-oriented and technology units (two-level matrix). Here, accountable managers who have big decision-making powers, are responsible for P&L, maintaining fast decision processes, fast time-to-market and low bureaucracy.
His work is totally different each year, as responsibilities are always changing when one goes from managing a few people to a few hundred or thousands. His primary responsibilities are defining the overall strategy of the company, setting the objectives and development directions, monitoring performance, supervising the company’s KPI, as well as making key decisions concerning Sii Poland, in particular, those regarding major changes and investments. Gregoire spends 1/3 of his time on HR activities.
Gregoire implemented the mission of Sii Poland, called “Power People –identify and promote our best employees” as well as 5 strategic objectives and 15 key values of the company. He controls carefully that each Sii manager executes this mission, delivers these five objectives and respects these 15 values.
In 2016, Gregoire obtained Polish citizenship.
He spends his free time with his family: his Polish wife and three children. He loves people, business and sports, especially sailing, windsurfing, tennis, football, cycling and backpacking trips. When he’s tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, Gregoire escapes to his house in the Kaszuby region. He is a real livewire – always eager to discover new things and surpass limits.