Dr. Boglárka Szánthó has been promoted from associate to partner at independent law firm Nagy és Trócsányi, as of January 1. Szánthó is a Hungarian attorney admitted to the Budapest Bar and holds a degree from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. She joined Nagy és Trócsányi as a trainee in 2007 and has been with the firm ever since. She has significant experience in complex commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration cases, and has also gained experience in M&A transactions, corporate and real estate matters. She currently focuses on construction law and represents clients in complex disputes arising out of FIDIC forms of contract. Nagy és Trócsányi was founded in 1991, and is the largest home-grown independent law firm in Hungary, and the only Hungarian law firm operating in New York. This gives it a deep understanding of Hungarian and international business and legal issues, the firm says. Nagy és Trócsányi is the exclusive member firm in Hungary for Lex Mundi, which describes itself as the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in more than 100 countries worldwide.
György Koller has been named technical deputy CEO at Telenor Hungary, having worked with the Telenor Group for 22 years. Koller spent 17 years with Telenor Hungary as customer service leader, and also in the field of network and product development. He was technical deputy CEO of Telenor’s Pakistan subsidiary from 2011-2014, before moving to Telenor Group to lead its European customer experience IT system development project for two years. “It has been a great joy for me to return to Telenor Hungary, and to see the developments undertaken in the past few years. In 2011, we were working on the expansion of 3G coverage, while at this very moment we have covered the whole country with 4G,” Koller said. “Developments continue, and we are making progress in introducing 4G+ technology to our bases, which I believe will significantly change our view of using phones,” he added.
András Szakonyi has been appointed senior vice president responsible for Eastern and Northern Europe at enterprise information management (EIM) services company Iron Mountain Incorporated. Before joining Iron Mountain Inc. in 2003, he worked for General Electric in Budapest, Cleveland and San Francisco. He has been the chief executive of Iron Mountain since 2007, having been responsible for leading numerous countries, the press statement added. In his new position, he will be responsible for 20 countries in two regions, a staff of 3,500 and USD 160 million in revenue.
Jane Ellis has been appointed site head of the Citi Service Center Budapest by the Hungarian subsidiary of Citi. In addition, Ellis was also named region head of Enterprise Supply Chain, and region head of Citi Shared Services in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Ellis joined Citi in 2010 and has held a variety of regional and global leadership roles in various functions within Enterprise Supply Chain and at Operations & Technology. Prior to Citi, Ellis led various operations, supply chain and shared services organizations across Europe and Asia, including SmithKline Beecham, the U.K.’s HM Treasury, Rok and National Grid plc. Ellis holds a Ph.D. in commercial relationships from Bath University. She previously served as president and chair of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, the world’s leading procurement professional body. She is currently chair of the board of Minority Supplier Development U.K., and is working towards a postgraduate diploma in business and personal coaching at Chester University. “Jane brings a wealth of experience in various senior leadership roles in the service center domain,” said Kevin A. Murray, CEO for Citi Hungary and Central Europe. “I am extremely pleased she joined us in Hungary to continue to expand our Citi Service Center capabilities in Budapest. Our CSC Budapest strategic site was established in 2005 to serve Citi franchises in 54 countries across EMEA, and globally in some functions,” said Ellis. “We have grown during the 11 years to become one of the top six service centers in Hungary, with more than 1,600 employees working in more than 25 functions. I am very proud to lead our highly talented, diverse team and very excited about the opportunity to support Citi’s efforts to become a career destination of choice for the best talent in Hungary as we continue to grow our CSC Budapest site,” she added.
Tibor Krasznai has been appointed director of business development at executive search firm HumanField Tanácsadó Iroda Kft., taking effect from January 1. Krasznai, a qualified sports manager who was a professional basketball player before launching his business career, has worked with the firm for many years as leader of the executive search business development team, the press statement noted. HumanField is one of the fastest-growing executive search companies. It is the third most significant player on the executive search market, and the leader among domestically owned companies.