New managing director at Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions


László Kónya

On February 1, László Kónya took over the managing director position at Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions (DT-ITS) from Erik Slooten, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Kónya has 25-years of experience in IT and telecommunications. He started his career as a software engineer and project manager and later worked as the CEO of two Hungarian ICT companies specializing in software and IT outscoring.

Kónya joined Deutsche Telekom group subsidiary Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions in 2010 (then IT Services Hungary) where he held several leadership positions. He started the Romanian and Bulgarian subsidiaries of T-Systems, oversaw IT Business services, and lead the emergency and crisis management processes of the company. As VP growth portfolio he was responsible for public cloud services, Internet of Things, cyber security, software development, and automation services since 2018.

The new managing director earned his university degree at Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca and got an MBA at Warwick University. He teaches virtual project management at Corvinus University of Budapest.

"I am very excited that I can continue work with the entire team of DT-ITS. As the largest ICT employer in Hungary, we believe that our cooperation with universities as well as finding and educating talents to support our growing business are of essential importance. We are committed to sustainable digitization, and we are continuously expanding our service portfolio in a number of areas from artificial intelligence to automation so that we can further strengthen our position in the international value chain of ICT services," said Kónya.

Erik Slooten at last year's BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Gala.

As of February 2022, BBJ Expat CEO of the Year Award winner Erik Slooten is responsible for the transformation of service capabilities and quality management processes as well as the development of automation as global leader delivery quality and transformation at T-Systems International Cloud Services.

Under Slooten's leadership, the number of employees working at DT-ITS grew to 5,000. He was also in charge of the successful rebranding of the company as Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions as a part of an international restructuring project and launched the company's educational program supporting equal opportunities.

"I am handing over the position to an experienced and mature leader who has already been efficiently supporting our dynamic growth and transformation in his former positions. László Kónya is not only a great colleague but an excellent professional and team player – I am confident that he will be the best person to represent DT-ITS on the international level. Also, I am very happy that we can continue working together in our new roles," Slooten noted.


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