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János Csák
János Csák
Leadership and Management Programs
János Csák is an Ambassador, and Corporate Strategy Advisor. At SEED, he leads modules on organizational leadership and personal development. János has been an influential leader in Hungarian and Central European business since the early 1990’s. After being a successful corporate executive in telecom, oil & gas and investment banking, today he is a non-executive board director and management consultant to a number of companies. He holds a degree in finance and sociology and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Challenge of Leadership Programme. During his career, he has been a member of the board of directors and advisory boards of several companies such as Matáv, Westel and MOL in Europe as well as others in the USA and Australia. He represented Hungary as the Ambassador to the UK between 2011 and 2014.






2009-2010  Visiting fellow, Political Economy and Energy Security research project, The                                          Heritage Foundation,Washington DC, and Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

2000           Challenge of Leadership Program, INSEAD

1999           Making Corporate Boards More Effective Program, Harvard University Graduate                                    School of Business

1996           Executive Program, University of Michigan Business School

1991           AVIRA: Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role and, INSEAD

1987           MA Finance and Sociology, Corvinus University of Economics

Professional background

2014 - Present  Mobilnet Ltd., Managing Director, Owner

2014 - Present  Gedeon Richter Plc, Non-Executive Board Member 

2011-2014        Ambassador of Hungary in London

2010                 Wildhorse Energy Ltd., Perth, Australia, Non-executive Board Member

2008-2009        Falcon Oil and Gas, Vancouver, Canada,  Non-executive Board Member

2007-2010        Advisor to H.E. László Sólyom, President of Hungary

2004-2010        Budapest (GE Money) Bank, Non-executive Supervisory  Board Member

2001-2003        CreditAnstalt Investment Bank (CA-IB), Austria, Group Executive Board Member

2001-2003        CA-IB, Hungary, Chief Executive

1999-2000        MOL Group, Chairman of the Board

1997-1999        T-mobile Hungary, Chairman of the Board

1994-2000        Matáv (now Magyar Telekom), Finance Director

1996                 Ameritech Corporation, Senior Treasury Advisor

Social Commitments

2003-Present    Saint Francis Children Foundation, Supervisory Board member​

2002-Present    Founder of Szél Kálmán Foundation 


2013                Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George

2010                Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the of Hungary

He is married to Júlia Márton, they have four children. In his spare time he
studies philosophy, theology and history, translates literature and social
sciences from English, and enjoys friends.