Marika Lulay is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GFT Technologies SE, a global IT services company that employs over 5,000 people in 13 countries around the world, including 700+ specialists in 3 cities in Poland. Under her leadership, GFT delivers IT solutions and consulting services for the world’s leading financial institutions, as well as clients from the sectors of industry and insurance.Marika assumed the position of CEO in June 2017, taking over from GFT’s founder, Ulrich Dietz. In her former role of Chief Operating Officer, she was responsible for core business and key operational areas of the company. Thanks to her rich experience on management positions in IT companies, including Software AG and Cambridge Technology Partners, Marika Lulay is one of the most competent leaders on the European IT market – and one of the few women on the highest positions in the industry. She believes in the primacy of competence and determination as the path towards success in business, while her career sets an example for all women seeking professional accomplishment.