Katalin Ránky

Leadership and Management Programs

Katalin had a love for science, she graduated as a chemist engineer in Hungary and then started working at Gedeon Richter Pharmaceutical Factory. After obtaining her MSC degree in London, she returned to Gedeon Richter as Head of Department in Market Research and then she became the Director of the Cosmetic Division. After the political liberalization in Hungary, Katalin continued working in Cosmetics. She turned to be the Exclusive Distributor of L’Oréal in Hungary. Having seen her success the international company invited her to be the CEO of the new Hungarian subsidiary. She led the company for 15 years and was the Director of External Affairs for an additional 3 years. From 2013 she is CEO at Riviera Consulting Ltd. Katalin is a female leadership activist, she is a member of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum and the Hungarian Managers Association. Katalin truly believes in mentoring the young generation, she founded award for exceptional research women and dedicates time for scholarships and talent management programs. She is a mother of two, grandmother of five, speaks English, German, French and Spanish.