Anthony Radev Dr.
Director at SEED
Anthony is the lead for SEED - School for Executive Education and Development in Budapest. Anthony was with McKinsey & Company for close to 25 years. Most of his professional life was dedicated to developing the East European offices. Besides coordinating this education project, he manages the strategy for the program.
György Beck Dr.
György Beck is a President of Vodafone Hungary. At SEED, he teaches organizational leadership and people development. György holds a PhD in Mathematics, was a founding partner and then the CEO of the Hungarian branch of Digital Equipment Corporation. He later fulfilled the position of director of the East Central European division of Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. During his leadership Vodafone Hungary was awarded internationally in Innovation, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, he was awarded best manager, most inspirational leader and role model of the year in Hungary.
Mike graduated from Lincoln College, Oxford University with a Masters degree in Modern Languages. He has been an auditor for 42 years and spent 23 years in Central Eastern Europe. After serving 28 years as Partner at PwC, currently, he supports the Hungarian State Audit Office in the implementation of International Standards on Auditing for Supreme audit institutions and is the contact member for ICAEW Chartered Accountants in Hungary and Austria.
István Ajtony Majoros Dr.
István Majoros is a partner at S.T.I.L. Consulting. At SEED, he leads modules on personal development and leadership. István holds a PhD from Harvard University. He is a multifaceted talent strategist and leadership counselor with over 15 years’ experience in large firm and boutique consulting companies. He was Senior Learning Manager in charge of Consultant Leadership Development and previously Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. Being a Consultant, then Principal he spent more than 6 years at Egon Zehnder International, Hungary.
Robert is an experienced and highly skilled leader with a wealth of experience gained in senior management positions in both retail and wholesale, combined with financial expertise gained at multinational companies. He is an economist by education and has an MBA from Manchester Business School in the UK. Robert served as Head of Consumer Banking Department, Deputy CEO, responsible for Branch Sales and Deputy CEO, responsible for Corporate Banking at Raiffeisen Bank. After 16 years spent in Raiffeisen Bank, he became the Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking Division of K&H Bank. Today, he act as management consultant.
Sandy is a Canadian businessman with Hungarian roots. He started his career at Procter & Gamble in Canada, then built and managed businesses for companies such as Cadbury International, Citibank Global and Raiffeisen International. Geographically he worked in 50 countries on 4 continents. He retired from full time work as CEO of Austria at The Royal Bank of Scotland and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the Credit Bank of Moscow. Today he is involved primarily in board and advisory work, in addition to leading Bay Devonshire Ltd, a UK based boutique consultancy. He is also senior lecturer at several universities, active in charitable work and is the author of 4 business books.
József Váradi serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Wizz Air, Central and Eastern Europe's largest airline. The company's low cost leader strategy has torpedoed the airline from one of the many start-ups in 2004 to one of the major European players today. Wizz Air has carried over 17 million passengers in the last 12 months and is well on track to continue its ambitious double-digit growth. Previously, József was be the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Executive Office of Malév Hungarian Airlines. Prior to joining the airline industry, he had a 10 year successful commercial track record at Procter & Gamble and served as its Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe.
Gábor has been a partner in the IFRS team of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Budapest, since 1997. After several years in the audit department and three years as a controlling manager in Citibank Hungary, Gábor re-joined PwC and became a full-time member of PwC’s IFRS Accounting Consulting Services group in March 2003. His primary responsibility is to assist major PwC clients in the application of IFRS in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the transition to IFRS. He gained international experience by working in the Central IFRS Group of PwC London for two years starting in 2005, where he assisted several major clients with their transition to IFRS and worked on complex IFRS technical issues that arose at PwC’s international offices.
Gábor is also the client training leader for PwC Hungary, heading the firm’s ‘PwC Academy’ in Budapest. The Academy provides trainings to corporates and individuals primarily in IFRS. As the lead instructor for the PwC Academy, he has taught in over 40 different training events in the past two years to major clients in Hungary, and several other countries – including oil and gas specific training to MOL in Hungary and to the Mongolian Petroleum Agency.
Eszter Sager is a senior manager in the Capital Markets and Account Advisory Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Budapest. She has over 15 years’ experience with PwC - starting in Chicago in 2001, with a transfer to Budapest, Hungary in 2006. Her focus is analysis of economic damages, lost profit calculations, intellectual property valuation, and financial reporting valuation under IRFS and US GAAP. Prior to PwC she spent 4 years with Andersen Consulting as a member of the project control team. She is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and also a member of the AICPA’s Business Valuation, Forensics and Litigations Section. In addition, she is a regular lecturer at the PwC Academy in Hungary, the Central Cluster Advisory University. She is also an external lecturer at the Budapest Business School, responsible for the Business Planning seminar in English.
Gábor is a senior manager of CMAAS Group at the Assurance Department of PwC Hungary. Within the CMAAS department he participated as tutor in Client and in-house training mainly in the field of IFRS, Hungarian accounting regulations and management accounting. Furthermore, he is a tutor of the ACCA qualification and of the ACCA-DipIFR diploma within PwC Academy. Gábor also performs audits of financial statements as a member of the engagement team.