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Chief Information Officer (CIO)

IT Manager, IT Director, Information Systems Manager

A CIO defines and implements a company’s IT policy, in collaboration with the general management team. They are constantly vigilant regarding IT security and data protection policies. They are responsible for monitoring developments in terms of careers and tools, and for ensuring the continuity of the IT service provided to users, as well as the quality of this service.


  • They draw up and enforce an IT policy to ensure that users receive the best possible IT service and that they are well protected.

  • They anticipate changes in information systems and make decisions based on technological advances and user needs.

  • They supervise the company’s major digital projects and ensure the overall consistency of the information systems.

  • They manage their department’s budget and determine the allocation of equipment.

  • They devise an optimal organisation of the company’s information flows.

Required skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Rigour
  • Autonomy
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong technical and mathematical abilities
  • Good interpersonal and listening skills
  • Ability to train others

What you need to learn/master

  • Project management
  • IT security standards
  • Computer languages and operating systems
  • Information systems (and their evolution)
  • Management and finance
  • English

Career opportunities and progression

  • The role of CIO requires extensive experience
  • Director of IT Projects
  • Assistant Managing Director responsible for IT, Logistics and Organisation

Qualification requirements

5 years of post-High School education


€45,000 - €110,000 (average €70,000)