From 14th February 2022, Erika Szabo joined the IOTA Secretariat as a Communication and Publication Specialist.
Erika has been dedicated to communication and journalism for over a decade. At the early stage of her career, she worked as a Newscaster at a local radio station and then switched to work as a Communication Specialist managing the communication of international pharmaceutical companies. She began to take a deeper interest in business, economy, and international issues a few years ago when she took on a business reporter/editorial job at the most prevalent economic radio station in Budapest, Hungary that highlighted these matters.
In 2018, she brought her experience to China Media Group in Beijing where she started to work as a Foreign Expert giving professional support to the Hungarian Editorial Office. The three and a half years spent at this media organisation provided her with a great opportunity to become acquainted with the Chinese economy, business culture and daily life.
To this day, she particularly follows those key international events that have a significant role in shaping business communication and relations between Europe and Asia, across the East and West. She graduated as a Communication Expert, Journalist and two years ago she also successfully completed a course on Business, International Relations and Political Economy at The London School of Economics and Political Science as well as she attended a Young Professional Development Programme which was designed by the British Chamber of Commerce in China.
Erika is highly experienced in working in an international environment, dealing with the separate needs of partners coming from different countries. She is enthusiastic about managing networks, developing joint communication campaigns and strategies. She has a strong experience in organising, participating and moderating events and dealing with the media.
She is excited to learn about IOTA and to become a member of the Secretariat team, hoping that the ideas and concepts she will introduce will contribute to the success of the organisation.
Welcome Erika in the team, we are looking forward to working with you!