The Expat CEO of the Year prize was awarded to Ms Melanie Seymour

The Expat CEO of the Year prize was awarded to Ms Melanie Seymour

The Expat CEO of the Year prize was awarded to Ms Melanie Seymour

The Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and the Budapest Business Journal (BBJ) have awarded the most prominent foreign executives living and working in Hungary for the sixth time. The "Expat CEO of the Year" recognition is awarded by the professional jury for the person who has done the most for domestic development as well as the company's international recognition through their outstanding professional knowledge and results: this year the prize was earned by Ms Melanie Seymour, the Head of Global Client Services, BlackRock. HIPA's "Partnership Award" special prize was granted to Dale A. Martin, the President&CEO of Siemens Zrt..

The "Expat CEO of the Year" prize is awarded to foreign company executives living and working in Hungary; this year the award was received by Ms Melanie Seymour, Head of Global Client Services, BlackRock.

Foreign company executives are important partners of the event's co-organizer, the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA). HIPA's primary tasks include attracting new investors to Hungary, promoting the reinvestment of companies already settled in Hungary as well as integrating domestic companies into the supply chain of multinational actors.

The special recognition founded and awarded by HIPA is granted for the foreign company executive who has done the most for promoting the Hungarian investment environment in the previous years in cooperation with HIPA. This year the award was received Dale A. Martin, the President&CEO of Siemens Zrt, who has been successful in bringing additional investments to Hungary and has recently been instrumental in enhancing supplier development activities, opening up business opportunities for Hungarian SME within Siemens in Hungary and potentially internationally as well.