Csilla Csurgai

Executive Director



Oliver Strommer

British Business Centre Manager

CSILLA CSURGAI is Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. As Executive Director, Csilla is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Management and Council of the BCCH. After completing her studies at the University of Pécs, she lived in Toronto between 2001 and 2004, where she obtained her post-graduate diploma.  After a North American experience, she moved to London, UK and joined the London School of Economics for nearly 2 years, where she played an active key role in the event management’s work. She settled in Budapest and joined the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary in 2006. As Services & Events Manager, she participated in managing a wide range of activities at the Chamber for over 4 years during which she developed an excellent relationship with members and an extensive network of business contacts. Csilla has been Executive Director of the Chamber since February 2009. With the support of the twelve-member Chamber Council, she assumes overall responsibility for the Chamber’s day-to-day business activities. She is married and has a daughter, Blanka.

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OLIVÉR STROMMER is Manager of the British Business Centre. With an extensive start-up background serving as managing director for over ten years for Hungarian based UK media subsidiaries, Oliver also held senior positions at one of the world’s largest exhibition organising firms, namely ITE Group Plc. A British/Hungarian national, Oliver helped set-up the British Business Centre in Hungary that assists UK SME's to win export business in this fast-growing central European market. Oliver enjoys playing sports, especially football and tennis, whilst also setting aside time whenever possible to watch his son play, too. Good food and entertaining films are also high in his pleasurable pastimes.

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Gábor Schäffer

Event & Communications Manager


dr. Piroska Pápay

Senior Trade Advisor


GÁBOR SCHÄFFER is the Event & Communications Manager of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Gábor joined the Chamber in January 2019 from an internship position at the British Business Centre and he was appointed Event & Communications Manager. He is responsible for organising and supervising the execution of Chamber events, coordinating programmes, managing social media activities and website content including sending out invitations, writing event reports, articles and news. He also keeps in touch with members and partners, sponsors and SIG heads. Gábor is finishing his BA degree in International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest and is planning to continue his IR studies at MA level. He considers himself a conscientious, yet relaxed person who likes new challenges. Outside work, Gábor is a film buff and enjoys motorsports.

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DR. PIROSKA PÁPAY is Trade Specialist at the British Business Centre. She graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University as a lawyer in 2013. Prior to joining the Centre’s team, she worked as an intern in the European Parliament in Brussels, gained experience as a research fellow in the field of minority rights protection at a local organisation, and she was a junior lawyer in Slovakia. Piroska joined the British Business Centre in 2015, which makes her the newest member of the team. She is responsible for assisting UK SMEs to expand their business potential on the Hungarian market. Piroska understands needs, transforms situations to find positive, valuable outcomes, making sure that all projects are carried out. Thanks to her efforts clients are in good hands. She loves spending her spare time with her dog, Leonard, and only the size of her shoe collection exceeds her sense of humour.

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Péter Lajos

Junior Trade Advisor 



 PÉTER LAJOS is not a new edition to the team; he participated in the BCCH’s internship programme in 2015. He joined the British Business Centre team in the summer of 2016 as a fresh graduate of Corvinus University. He holds a degree in International Relations and is currently finishing his second degree in International Economics. Having the appropriate business mindset, strategic thinking and a brilliant sense of humour, he proved to be the ideal candidate for the Project Assistant position. Since then he became our team’s Junior Trade Advisor. Due to his international upbringing, he speaks four languages fluently. He is the office foodie, always serving with excellent tips for dining out or trying new places.

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