Viktor Varkonyi Named CEO of Graphisoft

6 Jan, 2009

Veteran Graphisoft R&D officer to drive innovation in new role.

Graphisoft, developer of ArchiCAD, announced that its board of directors has appointed Viktor Varkonyi as the company's new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Dominic Gallello, who has served as CEO for the past five years, is handing over the helm to Varkonyi.

"Let me congratulate Viktor for his appointment as CEO of Graphisoft and wish him great success in his new responsibility," said Gabor Bojar, chairman of the Graphisoft board of directors. "I would also like to thank Dominic Gallello. During his five-year tenure as CEO, he successfully put Graphisoft back on a dynamic growth path and led the company through major transitions including the acquisition of Graphisoft by the German Nemetschek Group. I would like to express my greatest appreciation in particular, for the impressive development of the executive management team of Graphisoft. I believe this is what a CEO can be most proud of."

Varkonyi comes from Graphisoft's Product Group, where he was responsible for driving all product strategy and engineering activities.

"The 16 years I spent with Graphisoft provided me with the unique opportunity to witness and influence the dynamic evolution of model-based design," said Varkonyi. "I am convinced break-through innovations in building information modeling (BIM) are still yet to come and I am extremely excited to take part in this and to lead Graphisoft in these stirring times."

Varkonyi joined Graphisoft in 1992 as a software engineer and has held various positions, most recently leading the company's product development. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology.