Robert Šimončič has over 30 years of professional experience in the U.S. and Slovakia. He headed the Slovak branch of Microsoft and in April 2004 he was awarded the prestigious award IT Personality of the Year 2004 in Slovakia.
Prior to joining Microsoft Slovakia, he worked in the field of management consulting, first with Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a Principal Consultant and later with IBM as the Senior Manager of the Business Innovation Services Division in the U.S. His primary field in business consultancy was the development of company strategies and government organizations.
He was the President of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Slovakia and also the Chairman of the Board for the American Chambers of Commerce (European Council of American Chambers of Commerce – ECACC). Since December 2010 he is the CEO of Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO).
He also serves on the board of two leading Universities in Slovakia. He is a board member of the University of Economics in Bratislava. Since May 2013, he has also served as the Chairman of the Board of the Comenius University in Bratislava.
In June 2021, he has become a member of the Quality Board of Comenius University, which is an advisory body to the Rector of the University for ensuring and evaluating the internal system in ensuring the quality of higher education and the quality of university management as well.