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3rdGEN Consulting and Service Ltd. is the first and only third generation consulting company in Hungary. The members of our Consulting Community are exclusively top- and high- level leaders – experienced experts who have managed large organisations and have 10-15 years of experience in CXX leadership roles, including many who have gained in the international arena. We believe that the expertise and experience of these leaders is priceless. We also believe that SMEs and their company leaders, as well as the middle- and top-level management of large companies need this knowledge in order to effectively face the challenges presented by the modern economic and business environment.

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Who are the members of our Consulting Community?

György Mészáros

3rdGEN Chairman of the Board,

MVÜK founder

3rdGEN Zrt. Board member

ex Vodafone director,

ex FlexLink CEO

Ottó Csepregi

Over the past 9 years, Hungary has managed to build the most popular and, in many aspects, market-leading business club system with his colleagues. Its strengths are creativity, problem solving, strategy-making, leadership, sales, and it is very easy to get a sense of the internal tensions of an organisation, which is why one of its favourite topics is the issue of corporate culture and, in particular, its very powerful impact on profits.

Business building / Strategy

Management / Manufacturing

As a senior manager of multi-company, sales and marketing organizations, he built successful teams with increasing revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction. In recent years, he has led a subsidiary of a Swedish manufacturing company, experiencing the challenges of SMEs. It is comfortable in both residential and B2B areas. We are committed to creating value to build satisfied and high-performing individuals/teams/ companies.

Finance / M&A

He is an economist, a capital markets specialist in strategic consulting, acquisition and valuation. It believes that the leaders of its large companies have considerable knowledge and are able to use it to improve the business efficiency and management culture of SMEs, to reform the consulting profession and ultimately to benefit the national economy.

3rdGEN Zrt. Board member

ex MKB Deputy CEO

Benedek Sándor

For the past 10 years, he has been a top executive in the recruitment industry. After more than 7 years as Adecco's managing director, he had 3 years of Manpower executive experience before that he was a senior executive and division director at FMCG (Nestlé). B2B / Service has outstanding knowledge and experience in sales, leadership, leadership selection.

Ottó Vég

3rdGEN Zrt. Board member

ex Adecco, ex Manpower CEO,

ex Nestlé senior manager

Sales / Executive search

With 22+ years of work experience behind him, he has visited international companies in Croatia and Hungary. Initially, he worked in controlling areas. He also has experience in automotive, construction and FMCG. Ten years ago, he joined bp's business services centre (GBS), where, after continuous progress, he was the director of bp country and also operationally run the szeged centre.

Viktor Knezevics

Management/ Finance

ex bp Magyarország Head of Country

He is currently director of the EMEA region at UTC Overseas Ltd (US logistics company). It is responsible for 60 professionals from 7 countries, responsible for a turnover of about HUF 5 billion. He previously worked as a manager at GE Energy and has significant logistical experience.

UTC Overseas – Regional Director, EMEA

István Csépán

Management / Logistics

Management / Finance

László Takács

ex Iron Mountain CFO, General Manger then VP of Central Europe

He is a senior executive with extensive experience in effectively and effectively leading teams across national borders and corporate functions. He began his corporate career at Iron Mountain financial organization, where over time he became more and more responsible and eventually managed the entire Central European finance team, and subsequently became Iron Mountain's Vice President of Central Europe. After Iron Mountain, he founded his own consulting firm. In his senior management work, he faced a myriad of business and financial challenges, always trying to achieve optimal business performance, revenue and profit growth.

Strategy / Management

Endre Vojtek

3rdGEN Zrt. Board member

ex DBH Group CEO,

ex Deloitte director,

MVM Chief of Staff

He has worked primarily in finance and management for the past 20 years, of which he has spent more than a decade as a consultant mainly in large companies (e.g. EY, K&H Leasing Group, E.On, Deloitte, MVM). He was a senior executive at Assessment Systems, DBH Group and Deloitte. Endre spent half of his 20-year professional career in an enterprise environment and the other half in an SME environment, totaling more than 10 years as a senior manager. He was involved in the creation and successful international market of several companies. In recent years, he has primarily worked as a management consultant, mentor and interim manager.

Dr. Péter Tomcsányi

Primerate founder-owner (13 billion, 250 person)

Hungary (1994), majority owner and managing director of Prime Rate Kft., one of the largest printing services in Hungary. In 26 years, under its management, Prime Rate Kft. has evolved into a medium-sized company with an annual turnover of HUF 13 billion, employing 250 people. The company provides a full range of printing services primarily in the B2B sector. In addition to business, Péter Tomcsányi was involved in scientific research and teaching until 2011. As an associate professor at the Marketing Institute of Szent István University, he taught service marketing, product marketing and marketing management.

Management / M&A

Lóránt managed the sale of Budapest Airport Handling Kft. as managing director, and then continued to work as a co-managing director of the new owner, a Turkish company called Celebi. In 2007 he returned to Malév Ground Handling Zrt. as a CEO, which he led until April 2013, while in parallel, in 2011, the management of Malév Zrt. was entrusted to him until its shutdown. After that, he participated in the establishment of a private groundhandling small business, and after the establishment of Minibud Kft., the official bus partner of Budapest Airport, he acted as its managing director.

Lóránt Limburger

Independent Airline Consultant,ex-CEO Malév Ground Handling Ltd.

Management / Logistics

Gábor is managing director of SPIE Hungaria Ltd. The company is a major player in the electricity industry. Gabor has held senior positions in energy companies, Elmű-Émász Kft., Nabucco Hungary Kft., Gdf Suez Energia Holding Zrt. Its strength is project management.

Gábor Bercsi

SPIE CEO (15 billion)

Management / Energy

He is an experienced leader who has spent more than 15 years with MOL Group in Hungary and in its foreign subsidiary, in local and group functions. He developed excellent management and management skills during his time in various business fields and positions. It can manage teams from engineers to economists and from middle managers to senior managers. A strategy-oriented leader capable of building and leading high-quality organizations.

Attila Baráth

ex MOL Head of Group Investment Process Development,

ex Head of Group Preparation and Planning

Management / Energy

Péter Csillag

Starschema Founder&CEO

Péter Tora

ex Bayer Crop Science Country Manager,

Főkert Zrt. Deputy CEO

Innovative technology manager, mentor and consultant. After years at multinational IT consulting firms, he founded Starschema Kft., Hungary's largest IT services company dealing with data technologies, which he ran for 12 years. Under his direction, the company grew to over 200 people, successfully raised venture capital and opened an office in the USA. He is currently a member of the Starschema Board and has mentoring and consulting roles at several startup accelerators.

Management / Start up

Peter worked for 3 large international companies in 4 countries over 3 decades. He worked as a sales manager in Hungary for 13 years after working as a regional representative and marketing manager for large chemical companies in France, Britain and Germany. He was involved in the conduct of several acquisitions. He has extensive experience in change management and strategy-making. Since 2010, he has worked as bayer's north Africa manager. With his experience as a consultant, he led trainings in several countries. For the last 3 years of his life, Multis ran Bayer's agricultural business in Hungary until spring 2019. He currently works as deputy director of The Main Garden Zrt. in organizational development, strategy-making and internal mentoring.

Management / Sales

Management / Sales

Levente Gáti

For 25 years, he worked for an Irish-owned, U.S.-based multinational company in positions of country manager, then central and eastern European director of training. In Hungary, it increased sales from 0 sales to USD 5 million, from one company size to 45 persons. Subsequently, the company expanded into Eastern Europe and was responsible for the sales of 15 countries (from USD 2 million to USD 50 million). He has research and administrative experience and was head of the Micro-Element Commission of the Association of European Feed Supplement Manufacturers in Brussels.

ex Alltech Eastern

European Director,

ex Managing Director Hungary

Management / Sales

Dr. István Miholek

Partner - CM-Oxymedic,

ex Office Depot CEO

He has worked in CEO positions for more than 25 years at the head of medium and large retail and distribution companies. In Hungary, he was ceo of OREX and Office Depot, and has visited the Middle East, the Central European region and the Netherlands. Regardless of industry, commitment to corporate values, leadership skills and knowledge have been a major added value for the companies in which you have been. He has led a number of programs aimed at getting the customer to the center of business and improving the quality of the customer experience when he interacts with the company and its salespeople. He is currently working as an interim manager.

CooperVision Kft., one of the world's leading contact lens manufacturers, is the number one regional manager in Hungary and Slovenia and a member of the CEE leadership team. As an economist, she has worked for multinational companies for 18 years in marketing and sales and management. As a visualist obsessed with innovative solutions, she founded his own start-up company, LIMESET, in 2015. In his workplaces (Unilever, Béres, Walmark, Merck, EGIS, CooperVision) she has always successfully changed the status quo. In 2020, coopervision was the most successful subsidiary in Europe under Covid-19.

Country manager - CooperVision

Melinda Váradi

Management / Pharma

Management / Retail

Judit Venczel

ex Country Manager– Yves Rocher Hungary Kft.

During my more than two decades of business professional and managerial career, I have rooted and made a French beauty brand popular in Hungary. I have built, developed and operated a network of retail brand stores with more than 30 stores and the Hungarian webshop of the brand. In addition to my work as a business manager, I have a business coach degree in leading Hungarian and French coaching schools. I currently work as a coach and business consultant, primarily in the commercial sector and SME.

Management/ Finance

István Katona

Celanese CEO (500 people)

Managing Director of celanese's hungarian service centre (SSC). István has been working since 2010 at the budapest centre with 500 employees. He has previous experience in finance, accounting, controlling and project management in international and Hungarian companies (Energy Management Zrt, Contitech, BMW, EY). Experienced manager selection and development (graduated coach). Member of the Bureau of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), member of the United Way Hungary Bureau, former Vice-President of the Hungarian Association of Services and Outsourcing (HOA).

Sales / Operation

Balázs Péter

Director of Sales -Cofidis
ex Sales and Operations Division Director;

ex Deputy CEO - BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Peter is an experienced senior manager, he has been working in the field of financial services for nearly 25 years, of which for more than 15 years in a leading position. He started his career in the B2B2C sales area, which is still his strength, but he later achieved considerable success in leading direct sales teams. He has outstanding experience in the field of operations, primarily in managing sales call center and receivables management activities. In his capacity as a sponsor, he was responsible for high-profile projects, many of which involved organizational and approachal transfomation. He has acquired outstanding leadership skills in his work in various sales and operational fields. In projects, its strength is the coordination of the work of diversified teams and the involvement of participants from different fields and levels.

National Field Sales Manager - SC Johnson

László Zsombók

I have spent the last 20 years professionally in the FMCG sales field in the corporate environment of Coca-Cola and sc johnson. From my work experience and MBA studies, I have up-to-date international management and management experience in the business sector. I believe that the way to success is through continuous learning, openness to synergies and change, intensive team collaboration. My strengths: Developing strategic partner relationships, Revenue-to-profit growth, Process Management, Leadership Training, Mentoring.

Strategy / Digitization

Béla Sándor P.

ex CISCO GLOBAL Director/GM Vertical Cloud Solutions

Digital business transformation consultant and trainer who contributes to the business success of his clients in digital business strategy, product/service development, workforce transformation and digitisation. For many years, Béla held senior management positions at large multinational companies in America and Europe. You have created several global business units at Cisco Systems. Its consulting clients include some large companies such as Cisco, Bertelsmann and Toys "R" Us and telecom operators such as Verizon, Telkom South Africa and Deutsche Telekom.

Sales / Process management

Strategy / Digital

Gábor Tóth

ex Wolters Kluwer Global Innovations Director, Ecolyze CEO, Founder

He has more than 20 years of experience in digital transformation, organizational development and innovative corporate culture. He previously ran the Hungarian subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer and then managed Global Innovations in the Netherlands. He is currently the founder and ceo of the company, Ecolyze.com environmental sustainability software company that assists SMEs. His creed is that a company can only be successful in the long term if it is able to develop an innovative culture that constantly challenges its own operations and seeks opportunities for renewal itself.

Strategy / Finance

Zoltán Szányel

ex ALD CFO és Deputy MD

He has 20 years of experience as managing and financial director and process auditor in Hungary and internationally in manufacturing and trading companies (Cereol, Beghin-Say – food industry, Exir – mechanical engineering, Bayer, BASF – chemical industry) and media service provider (Express, RTL) and financial financing (ALD Automotive). Since 2007, its main activity in its own business has been to customize and operationalize enterprise solutions based on the needs of SME operators, in particular with regard to the development of management operations for companies with a turnover of 3 - 50 persons and 100M - 5 Billion.

Strategy / Management

Sándor Gönczi

Ex-HP Director,

founding member of Hewlett-Hungary company

27+ years of multinational enterprise experience in building, developing and developing workflows, excellent team spirit and company culture. From the beginning, he built the well-known HP IT Services and Service Division and later took a leading position in HP's Central and Eastern Europe regional organization. His creed is that every man wants and is able to do his best when the tasks are in line with his abilities, he embraces goals and values, he gets the right feedback about his work.

Strategy / IT-digital

ex RR Donnelley IT

manager Europe

István Margl

For 10 years, István ran the IT organization of the Hungarian and later European business of the American company RR Donnelley. During this time, he managed a number of projects in close cooperation with the business. In the course of his work, he participated in several enterprise integration projects, the launch of new European sites, including greenfield investment, and acquisitions. He also has in-depth experience in drawing up and implementing business plans, strategies, operating and investment budgets. It currently provides strategic and operational advice mainly to SMEs.

Strategy / Sales

Balázs Lendvay

Former General Manager of British American Tobacco,

CEO of Delivery Hero Hungary

For the past 15-20 years, he has worked in various national and regional markets in Europe. He worked as a Route to Market Manager with British American Tobacco in 10 countries in collaboration with CEOs, CCO and CMO. In 2016, he was one of the leaders of the "2020 Digital Transformation Programme" in London, responsible for the commercial digital transformation of the entire company. Then, between 2017 and 2019, as CEO, he was responsible for 900 people and a turnover of more than EUR 500 million at bulgaria's largest distributor. In May 2020, he became commercial CEO of Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based food delivery company based in Hungary (foodpanda).

Viktor Kovács

ex K&H marketing manager,

Former Paks Industrial Park Zrt. Strategic Director

Viktor is ceo of Arthur Bergmann Construction Holding Co. and holds the position of financial/economic manager of several SME companies. Owns its own SME acquisitions and financial advice company. Before that, he worked in banking/finance for more than 20 years. In addition to his official work, he also works as a grape grower in Szekszárd, before that he was, among others, the strategic director of the company responsible for the external development of Paks2, the business development manager of K&H Bank Marketing and the sales support manager of Budapest Bank. During his banking career he worked for 20 years in SMEs, of which he spent 15 years as a manager.

ex Procter & Gamble – European Head of Production Planning and Quality

István Móró

István has more than 21 years of experience at Procter & Gamble on the production line. In recent years, he has been a regional manufacturing executive. He also worked as an HR manager there. He has extensive experience in FMCG and Lean, as well as manufacturing and quality assurance.

Manufacturing / Project management

Ferenc Kiss

Interim Manager - Operations Manager - AGS Engineering,

ex Jabil General Manager

During his career he worked in quality assurance, operational management, development, project, program and business unit in multinational enterprises in Hungary and England.He later held positions as a factory unit and factory manager for electronics and automotive companies. As interim manager, he helps to start an SME, consolidate operational processes and carry out larger projects. Teaches basic office applications and programming.

Manufacturing / Quality assurance

Zoltán Szigeti

Chief Operations Officer - Value Chain Consulting,

ex Siemens Head of Production

He is an experienced senior consultant with a 25-year manufacturing management and production development background who has experience in leading international companies at home and abroad, including Siemens, Heineken, SABMiller, SGB-Smit Malaysia, PannoniaBio, Polestar Group. He led a number of successful LEAN process development problem solving projects as Black Belt, adopting the Human Engineering approach. Highly skilled in world-class best practices and methods such as change management, teamwork, problem solving, 5S, TPM, self-sustaining maintenance, SMED.

Manufacturing / Project management

Manufacturing/ Management

László Gattyán

ex Electrolux Plant manager, ex Carl Zeiss AGGeneral manager,

ex Vestfrost Zrt CEO

Laszlo was ceo of Vestfrost Zrt. for 9 years, where commercial and wine coolers are manufactured. He directed brownfield and greenfield investments here. It has introduced new warehouse, logistics, corporate governance and quality systems and has undergone an organisational transformation. He was an interim consultant on several occasions. He worked for 10 years at Electrolux's factories in Jászberény and Nyíregyháza as a production engineer and factory manager. Typically, it was responsible for the development and installation of technological processes – while coordinating everyday factory tasks.

Zoltán Pető

Lean Manufacturing Expert, ex Johnson Electric Production Manager

He has more than 25 years of senior management experience in production, logistics, quality assurance and project management in multinational companies. Until 2020, Integer Holding, a U.S.-owned multinational company, will be responsible for the production and sale of medical devices. He previously worked for Johnson Electric, Euro Pool System, Sylvan Hungária Zrt., PepsiCo Snacks, Amstel Brewery Inc. in the operating and production fields. He has extensive experience in logistics and food (FMCG) fields.

Manufacturing / Operations

HR / Internal communication

Dr. Krisztina Némethy

Executive Talent Management,

ex E.ON HR Strategic Partner

She has worked in various HR areas at Samsung, MultiCon and E.ON, including internal communications. In recent years, she has done serious scientific work on robotics, human-robot relationships, Industry 4.0, Industry 5.0 and strategy HR management. It is committed to getting to know and understand as widely as possible how future changes and sustainability programmes will affect future jobs and what new operational models can be created as a result.

HR / Organizational development

Mariann Margl

ex RR Donnelley Regional EU HR manager

Mariann has extensive experience in organizational development and HR senior management, typically in large international manufacturing companies, partly in the field of services. She held a position as regional HR manager at RR Donnelley for several years. She has been a consultant for more than 2 years and specialises in the development, development and mentoring of complex HR activities in the SME sector. She has considerable experience in launching greenfield investments. Support businesses with more HR and organizational development activities.

He worked as a Global HR Executive, head of international companies such as Iron Mountain, VISA, Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia. During his work he spent years in Italy and the United Arab Emirates. One of its strengths is how HR should be a real partner in the business, part of the strategy. He is a true Business Leader who has developed HR into a business area that has outgrown the support function in these companies and has made a significant contribution to their transformation and business success.

ex IRON Mountain VP HR Northern and EasternEurope, Middle East, India

László Faragó

HR / Organizational development

HR / Recruitment

Krisztina Schall

ex Uniqa Head of HR,

ex AVL Head of HR & Communication

She has 15+ years of hr senior management experience with subsidiaries uniqa, Evosoft and AVL in Hungary, among others. He currently runs his own HR consulting firm, where she deals with candidate experience measurement. It aims to make a positive change in the candidate communication between companies and bounty hunters through data-driven process development tools that collect job seekers' assessments. Committed to agility and digital HR processes.

Finance / Regulation

Erika Simon

Finance / Controlling

Magdolna Juridesz

General Electric Statutory Governance Manager

ex Group Chief Financial Officer - CIB Bank

She established her experience and international financial and accounting knowledge as an auditor in Hungary, Switzerland and England. She was involved in the financial audits of several small, medium-sized and global companies, mainly in the manufacturing, service and pharmaceutical industries. She has designed and managed several organizational, process and system transformation projects, with strong experience in change management.

She has 20+ years of management experience in domestic and international financial markets. She gained commercial banking experience at Citibank and CIB Bank, the latter in a Global CFO position. She speaks several languages, not only in domestic banking matters, but also in U.S. GAAP and IFRS reporting and consolidation. She has extensive professional experience in accounting, budgeting and control, financial planning and analysis, process organisation, internal controlling systems, taxation, it is the introduction and development of IT systems.

An experienced CFO who strives to get the most out of his team and increase the company's business value. She previously worked for Shell, various local and regional financial organizations in Wrigley/Mars. She also successfully applied his experience in building organizations that were undergoing major changes and in developing new processes and functions.

ex Wrigley CFO,

11 Entertainment Group Chief Financial Officer

Ágnes Pap-Tóth

Finance / Start up

Ildikó began her career at Deutsche Bank; these nearly 10 years have provided her with an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of international professional experience. She then ran a Hungarian small bank controlling and later ran his financial field for more than ten years. As CFO, she was involved in supporting the bank's strategic decisions and played a significant role in several successful acquisitions that were decisive in the bank's life. She was involved in the bank's 2018 IFRS (International Accounting Standards), which was both challenging and a success for both professionally and humanly.

ex MagNet Bank CFO

Finance / Controlling

Turján Ildikó

Finance / Controlling

Adrienn Földi

ex MARS Belgium,

MARS Germany Head of Controlling

She has more than 20 years of financial management experience at Mars Hungary, Germany and in recent years Mars belgium. She has a great deal of experience in building and operating controlling processes and preparing for auditing and internal auditing. She led a number of projects at international level where the aim was to introduce business decision-making processes or update financial and accounting systems.

Finance/ Management

Pankucsi Zoltán

ex Chairman of the supervisory board Budapest Bank,

ex Deloitte director

Owner & CEO - Valóságkutató Ltd.

In the world of work, I went through my career path from internships to senior management positions. I'm a registered accountant. I have also worked in public administration (including as Deputy Secretary of State), Hungarian enterprise and also multinational company (e.g. director of Deloitte). I believe in an open, honest and cooperative working environment. Instead of looking for superficial, temporary escape routes, I focus on finding and solving substantive issues. I put my experiences at the service of my clients as a mentor, consultant and business coach.

Marketing / HR

ex UPFIELD Head of Customer Marketing Eastern Europe

ex-Wrigley marketing director

Olajos Zsolt

He has more than 20 years of marketing, trade marketing and 12 years of management experience in Hungarian and international markets. He worked at Wrigley, where he was chief marketing officer for several years. As a graduate reviewer, he supports leaders and teams. As a business mentor, you can also provide support in both strategic and operational areas of marketing.

Purchasing / Logistics

Gábor Zsolt

ProcurCon Kft. owner - managing director

ex GE, MOL, Telenor Purchasing Manager

Zsolt has led purchasing organizations in 4 industries and 3 countries in 5 multinational companies (GE, MOL, Symbol, Telenor, Ericsson) in the last 30 years, including SSC design and international integration. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Purchasing Managers' Club and has been a board member of MLBKT ever since. The Purchasing Manager, launched jointly by MLBKT and Corvinus University, is one of the start-ups and still lecturers of postgraduate training. In this workplace, they are engaged in procurement training, outsourcing, consulting, organizational development.

Purchasing / Logistics

Dominek Ákos

Company Manager /COO PANNON TOOLS Kft.,

ex GDF Suez Procurement Director,

ex Valeo Purchasing Manager

He has 20 years of experience in automotive (AUDI, VALEO, AVL Graz) in procurement and logistics. VDA6.3 and IATF Auditor. He worked as purchasing director in the 5-year energy sector (GDF SUEZ/ENGIE). He spent most of his more than 25 years of professional career (abroad and in Hungary) in an enterprise environment and the rest in an SME environment, and almost 20 years as a senior manager. He was named Purchasing Manager of the Year 2016. Its strengths are process approach, project thinking and continuous optimization, finding cost reduction opportunities, strong people management.

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