Erik Slooten has won the BBJ Expat of the Year award for 2021

The CEO of DT-ITS is the seventh executive presented with the prestigious acknowledgment of the Budapest Business Journal, the previous awardees being CEOs from Bosch, GE or BlackRock.

Erik Slooten was named Expat CEO of the Year at the Top Expat CEO Gala, held at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. The nominees are made of foreign executives living and working in Hungary, having a great impact on the Hungarian economy and its international recognition.

Erik has been the leader of DT-ITS for more than 3 years. Throughout this time, he has successfully conducted organisational transformations, he enhanced the role of the company in the group and made possible the serving of higher value added customer needs. A great indication of his performance is that on the summer of 2019 he got another, international role besides the CEO position at DT-ITS: he became the leader of Global Delivery Public Cloud Services.
During his time as CEO, the company faced itself with a pandemic, and started dealing with it with calculated, data-driven and safety-seeking decisions.

The professional jury has selected the winner on the spot before the gala from a previously made shortlist. The panel consisted of Balázs Román (CEO, BBJ) Írisz Lippai-Nagy (CEO, AmCham Hungary), Róbert Ésik (CEO, HIPA) András Sávos (President, DUIHK), and last year’s winner, Melanie Seymour (CEO, BlackRock Budapest).

In his acceptance speech Erik has dedicated the award to all customers of T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom, Hungary, his wife and last but not least his team, without whom he would be nowhere.

Congratulations on the award, Erik!