Local business people on the move
General Manager at Le Méridien Budapest
As of August, Simone Dulies has been appointed General Manager of Le Meridien Budapest. She started her career in 1999 within Starwood Hotels & Resorts. After having taken different responsibilities at the front desk first at the Westin South Coast Plaza in California, then at the W New York and the Westin Turnberry Hotel in Scotland, in 2011 she was appointed GM of the Sheraton Bratislava. Born in Germany, Ms Dulies succeeds Adrian Gray as General Manager.
General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
Stephan Interthal has been appointed General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. Before his appointment, Mr Interthal was in charge of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow, from July 2013, where he oversaw the final stages of a 20-million-euro renovation project as well as the repositioning of the hotel. Prior to Moscow, he spent three-and-a-half years managing Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa, the Kempinski's flagship property in China. Interthal now returns to Budapest, where he held the position of General Manager from 1997 to 2004. During those years he, like his current predecessor, Emile Bootsma, Interthal implemented a comprehensive refurbishment project at the Corvinus. Interthal is a graduate of the Cornell University and the recipient of a European Business MBA from Reims Management School in 2000. He has management experience at Kempinski’s finest properties, including Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten Munich and the legendary Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin.
Member of the Corporate Tax Group at PwC Hungary
Ákos Burján, 36, is one of two new partners recently appointed at PWC Hungary. He is is a member of the Corporate Tax Group. Burján is an economist who started his carrier as a tax advisor in 1999. Later he obtained an LLM (Masters of International Tax Law) degree in Vienna and graduated from the Institute of Postgraduate Legal Studies at Eötvös Loránd University as an economist with a specialisation in law. He joined the Tax and Legal Department of PwC Hungary in 2003. He has spent several years working abroad: first in the Amsterdam office of PwC in 2004, and then he led PwC's tax department in Slovenia for two and a half years. He has extensive experience in both local and international tax structuring, tax and accounting planning of mergers and acquisitions and due diligence. His clients in the past and at present cover both large Hungarian and international companies, mainly from the pharmaceutical, energy, TICE and real estate sectors. He has been lecturing on taxation at the Budapest Business School for more than 10 years.
Leader of the Indirect Tax Group at PwC Hungary
László Deák, 48, is one of two new partners recently appointed at PwC Hungary. He is the leader of the Indirect Tax Group. László Deák joined the Tax and Legal Department of PwC Hungary in 2000. Before joining the firm, he worked for the customs authorities for 16 years. He is an economist who specializes in indirect taxes (VAT, customs and excise duties, environmental taxes, and energy tax). László Deák is also known for his expertise in Hungarian sports subsidies. His major clients include Hungarian and international companies, municipalities and sports organizations. He is an active member of the Tax and Customs Committee of the Hungarian Association of International Companies. He is also a member of different working groups of the National Tax Authority.
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