Spar Hungary sees management changes


press release

With SPAR Hungary executive director Erwin Schmuck becoming a member of the company’s supervisory board, Gabriella Heiszler is taking over his position, with Zsolt Szalai is also joining the management as a chief sales officer, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal today.

Schmuck started working at the Graz center of SPAR Austria in 1966, when he was only 17, and has been with the company ever since. Aged 26, he became responsible for SPAR Austria’s IT, business operation planning, technology, logistics and investment divisions. He spent 11 years in this position, before becoming the CEO of SPAR Austria’s Graz region for 26 years. He started working in Hungary in 2002 as the CEO of the local unit. He is moving on to his new position as of January, with a commitment to aide SPAR’s growth. 

Heiszler completed her studies in Budapest’s Corvinus University and Passau’s St. Galleni University. She worked for General Electric between 1992 and 2002 as a financial analyst, before joining Worldmark Hungary as financial controller. She joined SPAR Hungary in 2006 as leader of internal controls. Later she became controlling leader in 2009. She was named as CEO of SPAR Hungary in 2015. She is taking over the duties from Schmuck as of January.

Szalai completed his studies in Budapest’s Corvinus University, Strasbourg’s Robert Schuman University and Passau’s St. Galleni University. After six months of internship at Mercedes-Benz in Zurich, he joined L’Oréal Hungary as product manager. He also worked for Porsche Hungary and Michelin Europe as marketing manager and marketing leader, respectively. He joined MOL in 2002, where he specialized in the retail sector from 2006. He was the CEO of MOL Romania. He joined SPAR Hungary in 2014, was named as Interspar sales chief, and is becoming chief sales officer as of January.


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