Local business people on the move
People in the Budapest business world who were recently promoted or obtained new jobs include: Gabriella Szentkuti, László Marton, Ole Bjørn Sjulstad, Anita Mekler, Antal Kerekes, László Radványi, Péter Kováts and Szilárd Bolla.
Microsoft Hungary Kft./CEO
Gabriella Szentkuti was appointed CEO of Microsoft Hungary from July 1, replacing István Papp. She has been with the firm for four years, working as a strategic director. In her former position she played an important role in setting achievable goals for the firm and reaching them. She has nearly 20 years experience in business development, sales and marketing.
Invitel Hungary Zrt./director for large enterprises and government sector
László Marton has been appointed corporate director at Invitel Hungary Zrt, responsible for coordinating the company’s financial, energy and info-communication sales. Earlier, Marton filled a business developer position at Invitel, and has been working in info-communications for almost ten years. Before Invitel, he worked at IBM and at Grepton Zrt. as commercial and business leader.
Ole Bjørn Sjulstad
Telenor Magyarország Zrt./Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
The Norwegian born Ole Bjørn Sjulstad has been appointed the new CEO of Telenor Hungary Zrt. He has been working for the company since 2000, and before that spent ten years in the oil and gas industry. After joining Telenor Hungary, he was the deputy chief of Telenorʼs Asian regional office. In 2004, Sjulstad joined Telenor Norway as senior vice president. In 2009, he was appointed to lead the office center of Telenor Moscow. He has engineering and business diplomas.
PwC Hungary/Tax Director
Anita Mekler has been appointed tax director at PwC Hungary. She started her career in 1998 in the tax department of PwC Hungary, and has extensive experience in all aspects of local and international taxation. She spent two years at PwC Zagreb and was seconded to New York, to work on international transfer pricing projects. Before joining PwC, she worked for Nissan Sales Central & Eastern Europe Kft. In the newly created role, she will be responsible for leading PwC Hungary’s tax department.
PwC Hungary/leader of technology advisory and enterprise performance management
Antal Kerekes is one of three new partners recently appointed at PwC Hungary. He started his career implementing ERP systems, and since 2008, has been working as a certified management consultant. He specializes in IT strategy and has experience in enterprise performance management and process management. He joined PwC Hungary in 2011.
PwC Hungary/primarily responsible for business development activities
László Radványi will be primarily responsible for PwC Hungary’s business development activities in both the Budapest and Győr offices. He is one of the leaders of PwC Hungary’s Corporate Responsibility Group and he has an international auditor’s degree. He has experience in transformation-related engagements, and joined PwC Hungary in 2003.
Invitel Hungary ZRT./director for small and medium enterprises
Péter Kováts has been appointed mid-enterprise chief executive officer at Invitel Hungary Zrt. Kováts has 25 years of experience in information technology, primarily in the area of marketing, sales and business development. Before joining Invitel Hungary, he filled leading positions at G2 Mglobal Advisory Services, Microsoft and CE On-Demand.
Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency/Vice President
Szilárd Bolla was appointed vice president at the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA), where he will be responsible for further strengthening customer-oriented operations. Previouslly, Bolla worked for Hewlet-Packard as an info-communication software and hardware sales manager. In 2011, he became Hewlet-Packard’s consulting manager in South East Europe. Bolla received his MBA from James Cook University, Australia.
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