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DVM group appoints head of project management

Márkus Schüller has been appointed head of project management at integrated building services firm DVM group, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal on November 6. Schüller has been responsible for leading the team since this fall, the press statement said, adding that the professional joined DVM group last year. Schüller received an MSc degree in Architecture from Budapest University of Technology. He gained experience in general construction and property management in Hungary and abroad. Prior to joining DVM group, he worked for companies such as Strabag Zrt., Market Építő Zrt., and Voith Industrial Services Kft. “Project managers are key for delivering well-coordinated, cost-effective projects. At DVM group they receive internal technical support from in-house architects and engineers. This unique, organic approach results in innovative, value-engineered, sustainable solutions, and guarantees reduced investment costs, improved constructability and flawless end products,” said Tibor Massányi, managing partner of DVM group. “We are proud to have an internationally trained professional as the leader of our project management team. Márkus’ expertise and work has been acknowledged by our clients. The cornerstone of DVM group’s success is that we provide outstanding services with top experts.”

MFB welcomes new chairman-CEO

Tamás Bernáth has been appointed chairman-CEO of the state-owned Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) as of November 12 by Minister of National Development Miklós Seszták, MFB told Hungarian news agency MTI late on November 8. The previous CEO, Csaba Nagy, is leaving by mutual agreement. Bernáth was recommended for the position by Andrea Bártfai-Máger, government commissioner for postal affairs and national financial services. Bernáth was chairman-CEO of insurer BNP Paribas Cardif Hungary from 2014, having earlier worked as managing director of OTP Bankʼs micro and small business division.

CMS names new head of compliance projects

Mária Dárdai has joined the Budapest office of international law firm CMS as head of compliance projects as of October 3. Prior to her new role, Dárdai had served as VP general counsel, compliance and data privacy officer of UPC Hungary (Liberty Global) from 2009, after holding various key positions at ABB Hungary, Magyar Telekom and Nomura. Dárdai has vast experience in compliance investigations, but also deep insight into the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector, the press release said. “We are very excited about the addition of Mária to our compliance, anti-bribery and investigation practice. She will be essential to the further building of the practice in Hungary and regionally,” commented managing partner Gabriella Ormai. “Mária’s experience with high-profile compliance matters in a diverse range of sectors, coupled with massive international experience in Central and Eastern Europe, will be extremely beneficial to clients who must navigate in an increasingly complex global business environment,” said Zsolt Okány, CMS global co-head of disputes, and the Budapest-based disputes and investigations partner. “I am very excited to join CMS’s investigation team and looking forward to developing this practice further,” said Dárdai. “I strongly believe that compliance has tremendous importance in our clients’ operations, which might be even more essential in Central and Eastern Europe than in other parts of the world. I am committed to serve clients to the highest standards and certain that clients will benefit from our strong experience in this practice area,” she added.