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Attila Chikán Jr. re-elected BCSDH president

Attila Chikán Jr. has been re-elected president by the general assembly of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal. Board and supervisory board members were also elected or re-elected.

Attila Chikán Jr.

The BCSDH says that under Chikán’s three years of leadership the number of member companies has increased by 27 to 83. Member companies together produce more than 30% of Hungarian GDP, it notes, adding that the organizationʼs visibility to governmental stakeholders and to a wider audience has also increased.

Chikánʼs work will be supported by a four-member board. Its re-elected members are Zsolt Jamniczky, vice-president of E.ON Hungária; Ágnes Fábián, managing director of Henkel Hungary; and Zoltán Gazsi, managing director of Eisberg Hungary. The freshly elected fourth board member is Gréta Nagy, managing director of Dandelion. She succeeds Thomas Nareshubert, executive director of BASF Hungária. Both the presidentʼs and boardʼs mandates are for three years. The management of the BCSDH will remain in the hands of Irén Márta, the press release notes.

The re-elected supervisory board members are Orsolya Pallaghy and Orsolya Fazekas. Their work will be assisted by new member János Kocsányi, CEO of Graphisoft Park SE, elected by the assembly to succeed Sándor Lakatos, general manager of Inest.

"I believe that the organization is on the right path," Chikán says of the last three years. "Our organization is becoming more and more effective each and every year, considering that all the programs carried out by the BCSDH, like Action 2020 Hungary and the Future Leader Talent Program, have achieved outstanding success these past years."

The press release notes that a permanent support position on the National Council for Sustainable Development (NFFT) of Parliament has been established, while the BCSDH says that it has developed a very strong professional partnership with the Presidential Office as well. Moreover, along with its member firms, the organization took part in developing the Independent National Sustainability Report of Hungary; more precisely, the section on the business sector which focused on implementation of the Sustainable Development Framework 2030 and its successes so far, at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

"However, the creation of the Circular Economy Platform, an initiative launched with the support of the BCSDH, the Dutch Embassy, and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, is what I consider the greatest achievement of my presidential term," notes Chikán. "The aim of the platform is to create unity and share knowledge in co-operation with the corporate, governmental and scientific sector. Since its launch, more than 55 member firms have signed the declaration of agreement, and this number is constantly increasing," he adds.