Vjekoslav Majetić Awarded Manager of the Year in the Entrepreneur Category

Zagreb, Croatia, 15.02.2024. – The Croatian Association of Managers and Entrepreneurs (HUM) CROMA awarded the Manager of the Year award for 2023 and in the Entrepreneur of the Year category, the award went to Vjekoslav Majetić, innovator, founder and owner of DOK-ING. The ceremony took place in the glorious Emerald Hall of Hotel Esplanade in Zagreb, Croatia on Thursday, 15th of February 2024.

This award is a testament to Mr Majetić’s exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial prowess. His recognition underscores the profound impact of his visionary strategies and steadfast commitment to driving success in the business realm. Embracing innovation and resilience, Mr. Majetić has not only navigated challenges but also propelled his ventures to unprecedented heights, inspiring others within the entrepreneurial landscape. This accolade symbolizes the culmination of his dedication, creativity, and unwavering determination, setting a benchmark for excellence in entrepreneurship.

The HUM-CROMA Manager of the Year awards hold profound significance in fostering and invigorating the Croatian economy, showcasing transparently that the journey to success is indeed attainable with exceptional management. Encouraging a positive business environment is key to success, as is the motivation of employees to reach a common destination with joint effort and vision. Successfully reaching the ideal destination is never easy, but it is a very sweet taste of victory due to all the hard work and effort,” said Mr Vjekoslav Majetić, winner of the Manager of the Year award, adding: “It’s imperative to recognize that the medal isn’t forged from gold but from resilience, setbacks, and unwavering determination. Each stumble was met with unwavering resolve, propelling me forward. Had I succumbed to demotivation in the face of failure, success would have remained elusive. Over three decades, DOK-ING, under my stewardship, has spearheaded numerous innovations, enriching the Croatian economy and society at large. Yet, I humbly attribute our triumphs to my dedicated team, reiterating, ‘This victory is ours collectively!'”


The Manager of the Year Award is awarded by a jury consisting of experienced business leaders, members of the Executive and Board of Directors of HUM-CROMA, representatives of the academic community, the media, the Croatian Business Association for Sustainable Development, and the previous year’s award winners join them every year. 11 awards were given in different categories to managers who stand out for their entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and professional, ethical and responsible business.

The president of HUM-CROMA, Ana Soldo, pointed out during the ceremony that all well-organized companies have their own purpose, vision and mission, well-developed goals and plans for the future. The awards were given under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Zoran Milanović, and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.

DOK-ING is an engineering powerhouse of heavy-duty robotics & autonomous systems. The company is an international market leader with over 80% of the market share in 40+ countries globally. By integrating its innovations and new technologies, DOK-ING  develops and manufactures robotic & autonomous systems to protect human lives & property in dull, dirty & dangerous environments, known to responders, primarily in Military Engineering, CBRNe, Emergency Response, Counter-terrorism & Underground Mining. The headquarter is in the Croatian capital Zagreb, and, besides the European office, DOK-ING is incorporated on the following continents: North America, Africa & Asia. In more than 30 years of being in the business, the company has been recognized for changing the industrial landscape with its innovative approach and won many international “doing business and industrial” awards in innovations and technologies.