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Whoʼs News January 12

CTP Appoints Country Manager, Senior Business Developer

Real estate developer and manager CTP has significantly strengthened its team on the Hungarian market. Rudolf Nemes (pictured) will become country manager in Hungary, effective from January 8, 2018. He joins new senior business developer István Pozderka, who took up his post on January 1.

The primary task of new team will be to accelerate business growth and to strengthen the Hungarian platform in order to create the foundation for a sustainable future expansion, CTP said.

As country manager, Nemes’ main focus will be on setting up the Hungarian team and improving the current structure and communication with various departments outside of Hungary. He will also be involved in HR and the business development activities of the company. 

Nemes, 37, is based in Budapest, where he studied economics and has had a successful career as the head of numerous departments at financial institutions and real estate development companies. 

“I am pleased to join CTP. My main task will be to significantly expand the Hungarian platform. I expect that further hiring’s will follow in 2018 with the effect that the local portfolio will grow by more than 25% and the profitability/efficiency of the operation will improve as well. Currently the team will be focusing on leasing CTPark Komárom with 50,000 sqm of lettable space and CTPark Székesfehérvár, where 20,000 sqm are still available for lease,” says Nemes. 

Pozderka, 30, and the Hungarian business team will be working on securing tenants for CTP properties, as well as initiating new developments. He studied economy and business at Corvinus University in Budapest and comes to CTP from CBRE, where he had been working since 2013 as an industrial property adviser. 

CTP is a full-service firm, specializing in the delivery and management of custom-built, high-tech business parks for leading international and domestic companies. It is the owner of the CTPark Network, which it says is the largest integrated system of premium business parks in Central and Eastern Europe, with more than 4.5 million sqm of class “A” properties in more than 80 strategic locations.

Patrik Molontay now Owner-MD of HumanField

Following a management buyout at executive search company HumanField, Patrik Molontay, who formerly led the company as deputy managing director, has become the new managing director and owner.

Molontay, who holds a degree in economics and law, joined HumanField at the beginning of 2013 as director of executive search. Previously, he worked at KPMG.

His most important role besides leading HumanField is to coordinate executive search projects for top management positions at multinational and Hungarian companies.

HumanField has been actively engaged in recruiting activities since 2006, with an office in downtown Budapest and principals at several locations nationwide in automotive and other production, IT, sales, pharmaceuticals, finance and the SSC industry. The company regularly participates in international projects as well.

Ritz-Carlton Budapest Welcomes GM

The Ritz-Carlton Budapest hotel has welcomed Rahim Abu Omar as its new general manager, responsible for overall hotel performance and operations.

Omar is a Jordanian professional who has worked in several locations, including the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Lebanon.

Before joining the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, he worked for market-leading names such as Metropolitan Hotel Dubai and Metropolitan Resort & Beach Club as general manager, and at Habtoor Hotels as CEO. Most recently, he was GM of the Gulf Hotel Bahrain, where he successfully turned the property into one of the leading hotels in the region.

Omar played an instrumental role in the opening of five hotels, including the Metropolitan Resort & Beach Club, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut, Habtoor Grand Beirut and Habtoor Grand Dubai. He has also participated in the comprehensive rebranding of four and five-star properties.

The GM is a member of the first Hotel Committee of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. He was named Hotelier of the Year in Jordan in 2009, and was also recognized as one of the top 50 influential hoteliers in the Middle East that year, as selected by Hotelier ME magazine.

Zsófia Bécsi Joins SEED as Academic Director

Zsófia Bécsi, a specialist with long experience in HR, has joined the Budapest-based School for Executive Education and Development (SEED) as academic director. She takes over in the position from Orsolya Gazdag, now on maternity leave.

Bécsi is responsible for the organization and establishment of the entire academic program portfolio of SEED, and is also charged with maintaining liaisons with academic and corporate partners.

Prior to SEED, Bécsi worked as HR manager at Wizz Air, and she has almost 20 years of experience in human resources field.

SEED appoints Business Development Director

The School for Executive Education and Development (SEED), based in Budapest, has appointed András Kárpáty as business development director.

Kárpáty previously worked for CEU Business School, where he was in charge of tailored company and international MBA programs. He also supervised all outreach activities, including recruitment, marketing, career and alumni services. In his new position, he coordinates the recruitment/sales, marketing and PR activities of SEED.

Hungarian Manager Appointed to Regional Position at Bayer AH

Balázs Aladics has been appointed country commercial lead for South East Europe at Bayer Animal Health. He has worked for ten years in various positions at the company, according to a press release received by the Budapest Business Journal.

Aladics has gained experience in veterinary practice and management-level work in a multinational environment. Prior to his current regional position, he was head of marketing and sales at Bayer Hungária, and business development manager at Bayer HealthCare.