At the core of any company's success are people and good team led by strong, creative and visionary leaders. The story of Euro Games Technology (EGT) confirms this conclusion.
Established in Sofia in 2002, in just a few years the company managed to rank among the largest manufacturers and suppliers of gaming equipment in Europe and globally. Today, two decades later, it has several subsidiaries, 28 international offices with more than 2,500 employees and its products have presence in more than 100 countries on 5 continents. EGT is moving forward led by its inspired and ambitious leaders.
Vladimir Dokov, CEO of EGT:
Fortune favors the brave
Persistence, persistence and persistence again: this is my life formula. Loyalty, responsibility, transparency and fairness are the principles I follow.
I have been working at Euro Games Technology since the very beginning of the company in 2002. We have grown together, gone through happy and difficult periods and today I am in charge of one of the Top 5 suppliers in the global gaming industry. Here I learned to pursue my goals, I got used to thinking big beyond narrow frames, because Fortune favors the brave.
The CEO sets the direction of development and our ambition is to further strengthen our leadership positions in the gaming sector by entering the global Top 3. We have the strength to rank among the Top 10 providers in the tech industry as well. The world is becoming more and more dynamic, and along with the sharp mind and commercial acumen, flexibility, analytical thinking and the ability to make quick decisions will be of great importance.
Aleksandar Simeonov, Chief Officer of Production, Delivery and Logistics:
Leadership is a combination of strategy and character
I believe that simple things work best, and I follow a principle that is also simple: Leadership is a combination of strategy and character.
I have been working at EGT for 19 years and I have been occupying this position for 12 years. Here I learned that perseverance in the pursuit of goals is very important, I understood that if you are persistent in your actions and do not give up easily, sooner or later you achieve success. The production director is in the impossible triangle: "Price - quality - deadlines". Getting the right balance requires constant feedback from the market and good coordination with the R&D team. In the company, we make changes quite often and I have to provide the teams with the vision for the change. Technology gives an advantage to business, that is why we invest heavily in the implementation of new technologies and the automation of production processes.
I follow my dreams, and the conviction "Be careful what you wish for, because you will have to pay the price for it" keeps my feet firmly planted on the ground.
Katina Titkova, director of the Legal Department:
We stimulate innovative thinking
Strict compliance with the rules in life and business are mandatory for any rule-of-law state. The development of technology has revolutionized the legal profession. Today we have quick access to legal information, regulations or scientific publications, we can participate in a conference call with colleagues from all over the world and discuss difficult cases, work are able to work from anywhere on the planet. Our profession will continue to benefit from technology in the future.
My professional path started from the European Commission in 2007. Then I worked in a respected law firm, I was at the Committee on Legal Affairs in the National Assembly, and then I headed the "Legal Directorate and Human Resources" at BEH EAD. At EGT I have accepted to build and lead a new directorate in which I aim to stimulate any innovative proposal in solving cases.
If you work with dedication and imagination, with openness and constant improvement, if you are loyal, the results will not be late: this is the path to achievements. A motivated competent team, a competitive product and a satisfied customer is my measure of success.
Nadia Popova, Chief Revenue Officer, VP Sales & Marketing:
Customers are long-term partners
Nothing is at any cost. It is important that everything happens at the right time.
I have been working at EGT for 12 years now. My first job here was as Sales Director for the Caribbean region, then I was in charge of the Central and North American offices. In one sense or another, I grew up in EGT. I have realized that good communication along with discipline and persistence are the basis on which a cohesive and successful team is built. I have learnt that a good leader must know when it is time to help and when it is better to withdraw. I have been occupying this position since 2021. My responsibilities are related to creating the sales strategy, opening new offices, choosing the right products and the most suitable strategy for each country.
One of the most important principles in business is to view customers as long-term partners, not as a quick source of sales. My ambition is for EGT to establish itself as a benchmark for good products and a measure of success.
Maria Papazova, Chief Financial Officer:
Each achieved goal opens up new horizons
I believe that people face difficulties that they can handle. I believe that people can be a better version of themselves. I believe that victories are achieved there, in the invisible to the eyes.
I have the pleasure to be with the company since its inception. During the first 10 years I was the manager of an external accounting firm servicing the company. The CFO is always in harmony with the company's overall vision for development, as well as with the main values of the top management. My aspiration is to provide objective, true and accurate financial information, but also to help control the realization of the set goals: this puts me in a position of responsibility, determination, foresight and a balance between interests.
EGT taught me to be patient, also to have no limits in my dreams, because each achieved goal opens up new horizons. It taught me that great successes are always successes of slow thought, driven by will and love and shared with colleagues, partners and owners.
One day, EGT will share its experience in the best business schools in the world.
Ognyan Todorov, Chief Technology Officer:
Fairness is a powerful business driver
I believe in the observance of principled positions, in friendship, in the positive result as a consequence of efforts, persistence and consistency in undertakings. A sign that I've succeeded, for me, is when I have a sense of satisfaction from achieving some goal often enough.
I have been involved with EGT since its foundation in 2002, and since 2006 I have been primarily dealing with the management of its development division. The main task of the team is to create products with the necessary qualities and variety, in accordance with the product dynamics of the market, and with the development of technologies in all areas.
In business, fairness is important: fairness between colleagues, between management and employees, between EGT and business partners. Fairness greatly contributes to the successful development of EGT.
The continuous increase and diversification of the product portfolio and the planned expansion of the market share worldwide lead EGT to achieve its strategic goals.