AT&T Employee Giving Back in Slovakia

Recently, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in the Slovak Republic concluded the 2015 elections of the AmCham Board of Directors. Among those elected for a two-year term was – for the first time – AT&T’s Gabriel Galgóci.

Gabriel, a graduate of the Slovak Technical University, began his career with AT&T in 1999 as a project manager coordinating service delivery activities for local clients in Slovakia. Today, he serves as general manager for Slovakia and director of Client Network Operations Management for AT&T Global Network Services, Slovakia.

He was one of 50 leaders across AT&T selected to participate in the 2011 Accelerated Development Program – a year-long experience designed to help employees prepare for future leadership opportunities.

Gabriel will work with AmCham to support creating an environment that encourages businesses to invest and innovate in Slovakia. Given the impact of technology on our societies and economies, his perspective will be essential.

As a native Slovak, Gabriel has been committed to giving back to his country. Here are a few highlights of his efforts:

  • Member of Sectoral Council for IT and Telecommunication in Slovakia which is working to create a system of graduate requirements – skills, knowledge, and experience – that technology companies in Slovakia need for job candidates.
  • Chair of the Business Service Center Forum to support increasing Slovakia’s competitiveness and enhancing its position as an attractive investment location.
  • Active participant in the Mentor Network Program organized by AmCham Slovakia and the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia to provide students with mentoring opportunities. By focusing on business schools and technical universities, the Program is seeking to increase and retain the number of diverse, highly qualified graduates in the Slovak workforce.
  • Working with Slovakia’s students, Gabriel joins his AT&T colleagues in providing workshops and lectures to high school graduates helping to raise their knowledge on skills such as presentations, and project management, as well as a series of technical networking workshops.

I’m proud to call Gabriel a colleague and a friend, and on behalf of the AT&T team in Slovakia, we thank him for his commitment to our company and the community.

 

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