Prohuman Appoints New CEO


Ágnes Tóth has been appointed as CEO by the Board of Directors of Prohuman Zrt., a group of companies operating across seven countries, and which last year generated revenues exceeding HUF 135 billion.

Holding degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance, and a PhD in Economics, Tóth brings her expertise from academia to the HR services sector. She held various management positions at Budapest Metropolitan University (METU) from 2009 to September 2023, culminating in her role as CEO and President of the institution from 2019 to 2023, during which time METU emerged as Hungary's largest private university.

A Reinvented Structure Rooted in Tradition

Sándor Zakor, chairman of the Board of Directors of Prohuman, remarked, "As a company continuously evolves, it eventually reaches a critical size where its previous structure becomes inadequate. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Prohuman has reached this juncture, serving over 1,000 clients and employing 25,000 people every day across seven Central European countries. We have reached a point where the founders, who have been managing the company thus far, can step back from day-to-day operations. Consequently, we are transitioning to a renewed management structure while preserving our core values. I am confident that Ágnes Tóth, who has been a key player in a success story over the past 15 years, is the best person for the job. Her leadership know-how at the helm of the country's largest private university, coupled with her diverse experience, will further propel Prohuman's development".

Ágnes Tóth, the newly-appointed CEO, stated, "Prohuman stands as a market leader in Hungary, boasting a team of top-tier professionals and solidifying its status as an indispensable service provider in the region. As a leader, I have always been committed to continuous improvement, refusing to rest on past successes. Recognising Prohuman's substantial potential for further expansion, I am delighted to collaborate with the owners in bringing their vision to life and unlocking its growth potential."

Embracing Innovation and Talent Development

The new CEO emphasizes the importance of innovation, focusing especially on the development of AI and its impact on education and the economy. She believes that state-of-the-art technology provides professionals with new tools that are invaluable in HR, according to a press release by Prohuman.

"AI will fundamentally affect the future of the labor market, potentially transforming up to 50% of job-related skills and expertise within the next five years. At Prohuman, our goal is to develop innovative solutions leveraging the potential of AIto serve our clients," explained Tóth.

Competence measurement and development are also increasingly critical. "The first 20 years of Prohuman's history coincided with an overwhelming evolution of HR services and the role of service providers," says Sándor Zakor. He added, "Twenty years ago, we embarked on our journey in an environment marked by prevalent unemployment. Today, labor shortages are the new reality, emphasizing the importance of employees' skills and competencies and the need to develop them."

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