Róbert Ésik, the former CEO of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) joined EY on September 1, the Big Four company tells the Budapest Business Journal.
Ésik's task at EY is to support companies in finding the ideal investment location for planned investments in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa.
The recently appointed partner has led the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) since 2014. During this period, together with his team, he has managed about 1,900 investment projects in the amount of EUR 31.3 billion, resulting in more than 120 000 new workplaces.
Under the leadership of Ésik, HIPA received various international recognitions, and significant developments were carried out with the participation of the agency in key economic sectors including the automotive industry, electronics industry, food industry, life sciences, business services, and the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.
Prior to his time at HIPA, he spent more than 15 years in various management positions at large global ICT companies including Alcatel, Siemens, Nokia, and Amazon Web Services.
He graduated as an economist at the Corvinus University of Budapest and earned a master’s degree at the Université Panthéon Assas in Paris.
"Róbert Ésik is one of the key Hungarian figures in the area of strengthening external economic relations and driving investments. I am pleased that EY’s clients will be supported by his expansive professional experience from now on," highlighted Botond Rencz, international leader of EY.
"Róbert’s prior experiences make him the most appropriate person to provide effective support to companies making their investment decisions, also relating to cross-country projects. His arrival will further strengthen EY Hungary’s role and significance in the global economy," he added.
"At EY, I will have the opportunity to utilize the broad experience I have managed to gain during my time in industry and in my most recent role as the CEO of HIPA. My goal remains unchanged – to help companies execute their growth strategies, to find an ideal location for planned investment projects, as well as to contribute to the creation of new jobs and opportunities with high added value for the future," emphasized Ésik, partner of EY’s global location services and incentives (GLSI) responsible for the EMEIA region.