Manager of the Year: Dejan Turk, CEO Vip mobile

Prestigious SAM Annual Awards presented


Belgrade, December 13, 2018 - The Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) for the seventh consecutive year presented last night its traditional “SAM Annual Awards” to Serbia’s best. Dejan Turk, the CEO of Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia is the recipient of this prestigious accolade in the category “Manager of the Year”. The five nominees for this year’s award have been recognized as persons of integrity and reputation who have achieved outstanding business results in 2018.   

“A business organization will be successful if an environment is created where every member of the team is free to present their best ideas, to demonstrate their professional competence and express their skills and talents. A good manager should lead by example in creating the model expected behavior and in promoting the environment of trust, freedom and unity. Those are the values that guide me, both in my personal life and in my company,” said Dejan Turk, the CEO of Vip mobile and A1 Slovenia.

As the CEO of then Si.mobil (now A1 Slovenia), Dejan Turk was also named Manager of the Year 2009 by the Slovenian Association of Managers, which makes him perhaps the only manager in the region to be awarded this recognition in two different countries.  


Since Dejan Turk took the helm of Vip in 2014, this operator has been reporting sustainable growth reflected in rising revenues and a steady increase in customer numbers and market share. Vip is a leader in innovation in the Serbian market, recognized as one of the most active companies in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, providing support to young people, vulnerable members of the population, as well as to sports and culture. As the first Family Friendly Enterprise in Serbia, Vip is implementing a number of measures aimed at helping its employees, particularly those who are parents, to achieve a better balance between career and family life. 


The prestigious SAM Annual Awards are presented to managers, companies, individuals and initiatives advocating for better business environment, affirmation and promotion of the managers’ profession, sustainable, ethical and socially responsible business, development of leadership among the young, and for better living standards across the country.