Vazul Tóth

 

 

Árpád Balázs

BCCH Chairman / Head of Quality Management
Budapest Bank

BCCH Treasurer / Partner
PwC Hungary

Vazul is Head of Quality Management of Budapest bank. Prior to joining Budapest bank, he was the Head of Business Transformation at Vodafone Hungary. In this role, Vazul had had over the previous 15 months redesigned and implemented a radical new operating model in the retail operations of Vodafone, introduced Lean way of working in the Customer Care Center and in the process of revamping key customer journeys to achieve significantly improved customer experience.  He has over fifteen years of experience in organisational restructuring, cost reduction initiatives, change management, process redesign, and system implementations across several industries in a number of geographies. Prior to joining Vodafone, while at Deloitte, he worked in Sydney and in Amsterdam and was serving clients in the Middle East and South East Asia as well. As a task and result oriented person, he has a proven track record in designing and delivering CxO sponsored enterprise-wide performance improvement projects, across major industry sectors, which have delivered tangible benefits to a number of leading organisations.  Part of his responsibilities includes leading an innovation programme with a focus on inspiring participants to ideate new service offerings, incubating them and taking them to market. He also delivered innovation services to clients.  Over the past two years, together with the newly elected Council, Vazul has initiated, designed and successfully delivered a new strategy for the BCCH with a focus on significantly improving member activities.  He is also a visiting Senior Lecturer of Operations Management at the Central European University and had been a Voting Councilor of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary from 2006 to 2008 before being elected as Chairman in May 2013.

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 Árpád Balázs graduated from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1993 and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in the same year. Before acquiring the internationally recognised ACCA qualification, he served a wide range of PwC clients. He provided HAS and IFRS audit and advisory services in the financial, telecommunication and other business sectors. After qualifying, he was seconded to the UK for a period of two years, where he focused his activity on the insurance and investment management sector. Since he returned to Hungary, he has primarily been focusing on the financial services sector. His clients include banks, financial service providers, factoring companies and insurance companies. Árpád is currently leading PwC Hungary’s assurance services. Árpád also regularly leading special projects in the financial sector including the due diligence review of several commercial banks and insurance companies in Hungary and the CEE region. Árpád co-authored the study jointly prepared by BAMOSZ (Association of Hungarian Investment Fund Managers) and PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Effect of EU Accession on Investment Fund Management (2003), and the International Accounting: IFRS Standards Textbook issued by the Chamber of Hungarian Auditors (2006). Árpád is married to Andrea, they have three children.

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Dennis Diokno

 

Judit Iglódi-Csató

Managing Director
FirstMed-FMC Kft.

BCCH Vice-Chairwoman / Government Affairs, Communications and Market Access Director of GSK Hungary

As the current Managing Director of FirstMed-FMC Kft. and the CEO of its parent company, Dennis Diokno is responsible for the direction and growth of one of the leading providers of private medical services in Budapest. He successfully opened FirstMed, a clinic delivering high-quality medical care with outstanding customer service using a variety of methods to constantly monitor and improve its services in Budapest in 1999. His past experiences outside of Budapest have involved startup and management of projects throughout Europe and Asia; more specifically, he managed major projects in Moscow and Beijing. As a current member of the BCCH Council, Dennis has been very active and accomplished his main goal of reestablishing SME activities at the council. The SME breakfasts have been a great success. These have brought unique speakers who have shared valuable information with numerous BCCH members. Dennis’s successful experience in growing FirstMed from a pure startup 16 years ago to a consistently growing and profitable company will continue to benefit BCCH. He would like to continue to help entrepreneurs and small business owners by sharing FirstMed's proven and successful SME growth strategies.

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Judit Iglódi-Csató is currently the Government Affairs, Communications and Market Access Director of GSK Hungary. Previously she held different leadership positions at Tesco (Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director, HR Director) and at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Communications Director). She is experienced Director of Communications and Government Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the banking, retail and pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Retail, Media Relations, Executive Management, Brand Marketing, Strategic Planning and CSR. Also with relevant experience in People management and HR at the largest private employer in Hungary. She is a strong media and communication professional with a Master’s Degree focused in International Relations and Affairs from Budapest Business School and Debrecen University.

She is married with 2 children.

 

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Kam Jandu

 

Kinga Kalocsai

Chief Commercial Officer of
Budapest Airport Zrt

 PR & Communications Director 
GE

Kam Jandu has been the Chief Commercial Officer for Budapest Airport since September 2013. In this role, Kam is responsible for all passenger and business related commercial and marketing activities. Joining Budapest Airport as Director Aviation in 2009 Kam has been resident in Hungary with his family for over 7 years. Previously Kam was employed for over 20 years in the airline and car hire industries with bmi, Star Alliance GmbH, Hertz and Budget in a variety of senior sales, marketing and operations roles. A British National, Kam holds various business and managerial qualifications from his career as well as an MBA from the Open University Business School. Kam is representing BUD in matters relating to the present BREXIT aviation impact points to ensure that the present air connections between Hungary and the UK are maintained at the minimum given that over 1.9 million travellers used the flights in the course of 2016. This represents 17% of the total airport passenger traffic.

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 Kinga Kalocsai is a seasoned communications executive with international experience in B2B corporate communications and marketing communications. Trusted clear thinker who contributes strategic communications initiatives to business results. Sound track record in digital communications, media & stakeholder management, internal communications, issue and change management. Kinga Kalocsai is the PR and Communications Director for GE Lighting EMEA headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Joining GE in 2009, in her current role, Kinga has overall responsibility for the development, execution and evaluation of all corporate communication strategies in the EMEA regions. In particular, she has been responsible for reshaping the company’s communications to reflect its repositioning as a holistic solutions provider. Driving an integrated communications strategy, Kinga has successfully incorporated new digital channels alongside the traditional communication avenues. Notably, she has spearheaded the launch of a new online outlet for leading industry figures and stakeholders Illuminated Minds. Prior to GE, she spent 9 years as Communications Manager CEE for EDS’ (today an HP Company) and developed strategy and managed internal and external positioning and communication of the company’s offshoring activity. Kinga holds a Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, as well as a Masters in English Language and Literature.

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Andrea Tóth

 

Christopher Noblet

Head of Communications Directorate 
British Automotive Hungary

Partner
Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells 

Andrea Tóth is Head of Communications Directorate at British Automotive Hungary. Prior to joining the automotive sector, she had been the Head of Provident Pénzügyi Zrt’s Communications Directorate. She had held this position for 6 years, tasked with defining the Company’s external and internal image, managing corporate relations to support the development of the business, and building Provident’s image in the scope of her duties. When joining Provident it was important to Andrea that the company should not just be known, but rather acknowledged on the Hungarian market. She developed a strategy with a new voice to this end, one built upon open and honest communication. As a result, Provident’s acceptance rating has grown from 53% in 2009 to 82% today. Before Head of Communications Directorate of Provident, she had spent 14 years working as a marketing and communications leader, at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Her first contact with the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary dates back to 1998, connected to her tenure at PwC. Since 2013 she is the Council member of BCCH. As Council member, Andrea also aims to make it possible for her to support the achievement of set goals even more effectively. With ample experience in the fields of strategy creation and networking, she wishes to commit her skills to serving the Chamber in this regard in the future as well. She likes to spend her free time with friends, is a dedicated fan of the culinary arts and likes to prepare extraordinary dishes. In addition, she counts interior design as a hobby.

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 Christopher Noblet is a partner at Partos & Noblet, the Budapest office of international law firm Hogan Lovells. Christopher has been working in Budapest since 2000. He specialises in corporate/commercial law. His work has included both advising multi-national companies on their investments in Hungary as well as advising Hungarian companies. Christopher is an English qualified lawyer and is a registered EU lawyer at the Budapest Bar. Christopher is currently a board member of the BCCH and was the treasurer & an executive committee member between 2002 and 2013.During his time in Hungary, he has assisted in organising and has spoken at various events, including events of the BCCH, the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the Budapest Bar Association, the law faculty of ELTE and PILnet (formerly the Public Interest Law Institute). Prior to moving to Hungary, Christopher worked in the London office of Hogan Lovells. He speaks English and Hungarian.

 

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Zsolt Bella

 

 

Head of Inside Sales for Europe at
BT Global Services

 

I am excited to innovate, drive improvement every day in whatever I do always start from inside out. I enjoy the intellectual challenge of solving complex problems. I deeply believe people are the fundamental assets to any business. I keep learning every day. I was doing B2B sales in the networked IT/Telecommunications sector for most of my professional career.     

Career Summary 

• Starting as an Account Manager at Hungarian Telekom in the local Telco incumbent selling ISDN I gradually worked myself up selling the broad portfolio of the Telekom Group to the most strategic accounts. This journey gave me the opportunity to be •

• Sales Manager of several sales teams at Magyar Telekom/T-Systems and learn what effective sales management and also people management is about. In parallel, I was also selected as a

• Member of the Board of Cardnet ( a subsidiary of Telekom). Here I worked on observing shareholders’ interests, exercising employer rights of the top management. After almost 14 years at Hungarian Telekom I was headhunted to  

• BT GS to lead the Central Eastern Europe region sales team. BT gave me the opportunity to extend my skills in large deal sales to the international level. Having spent

• BT GS to lead the Central Eastern Europe region sales team. BT gave me the opportunity to extend my skills in large deal sales to the international level. Having spent the first 2 years in this role, I became really excited about the potential of inside sales for a large multinational as BT. Right after the first project to establish Inside sales I was appointed as

• Head of Inside Sales for Europe at BT GS I took over the operation (then 10 people) and since then developed the methodology and the business to now a soon to be 50 FTE operation with several business models delivering over 170M Euro/year business for BT GS Europe. I am really excited to build the inside sales methodology for a true global sales coverage of huge multinationals and use my team as an incubator of leading sales ideas and sales talent.

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