Board of ChinaCham Hungary

President

Education

University of Economic Sciences (M. Sc. Ec.) MKKE, Budapest

Foreign language

English– Fluent

Professional experiences

2012 – 2014 Export‐Import Bank Plc., Chairman of the Board
2001 – 2010 Port of Rotterdam, CSEE Regional Office, Regional Director
2000 – 2001 MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company, Logistic Director
1992 – 1998 MASPED Co. Ltd. Commercial Director, Member of the Board of Directors

Other activities: 

1996 - 2004: President of Logistics Section of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2009 - 2012: Board Member of Hungarian Logistics Association
2011 - 2015: Vice President of Nationwide Civil Self-Defence Organizations
2011 – Board Member of Hungarian-Chinese Business Council

Vice President

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Zsolt Takacs is based in Budapest, Hungary, and has extensive knowledge of the business environment in China due to his almost 20 years of experience working with Chinese companies. Currently he is the managing director of Depo Intermodal Logistics HUB in Budapest one of the biggest logistics HUBs in Hungary providing services as Cargo Container Terminal, Rail and Road transportation, warehousing, bonded warehouse and product customization.

Previously he managed the Central European Trade and Logistics Cooperation Zone (CECZ) Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries such as Budapest China Mart trade development centreand the Hungarian and German logistics & distribution HUBs of the group with services in Europe and China in general cargo and e-commerce.  Out of the core activities of the group he managedcapital investment, M&A and joint venture formation, provide consulting services,prepare market entry studies, arranges exhibitions and business-to-business events. As general manager of Chinese brand Hisense’s LCD and PDP TV factory in Hungary, he managed the first Chinese investment in the CEE region.

Former experience gained at Electronical Manufacturing Services (EMS) sectorat worldwide leader Flextronics providing manufacturing, logistics & distribution services for well known multinational companies such as DELL, NEC, HP, Kodak etc. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering, Eur. Ing, and MBA and has been delivering trainings on doing business in China for Business schools and theEU funded China SME Centre on a regular basis.

He is registered lead auditor for ISO 9001 systems and auditor of integrated management systems. He is a member of the board at ChinaChamChinese-Hungarian Chamber of Economy since 2010. As associated expert to the EU SME CENTRE (Beijing) an EU funded project, he holds trainings and workshops across Europe in the following topics: China market entry, import/export procedures, logistics, standards, compulsory certification, company formation, contracting, due diligence, intellectual property rights, intercultural management.

Board Member

Mr. Csaba Wolf is the global business development director of Medical Evolution Ltd. since August, 2019. Previously he was director of Deloitte Central Europe, responsible for the business development activity of the multinational organization. Besides, he coordinated all projects with Chinese relevance and provided consulting services for Chinese investors in the CEE region. He continues his consulting activity as a private entrepreneur.

He was the economical and commercial counselor of the Hungarian Embassy in Beijing, P. R. China between 2008 and 2012. As a commercial counselor he built up a wide network of Chinese government officials, provincial level political and economical leaders and management of giant SOEs and private companies. Previously he acted as member of boards of huge international companies, responsible for trade and marketing.

Csaba has performed his university studies in Mandarin Chinese language. He graduated from International Politics Department of Peking University. He lived over 10 years in China. Besides his native Hungarian he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Supervisory Board

President of the Supervisory Board

Education

  1. Debrecen University:habilitation(Management and OrganizationalSciences)
    2005. Semmelweis University, DoctoralSchool of Education:Ph.D. (Summa Cum Laude)
    1995. Brunel University of London, United Kingdom.
              Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    1995. BudapestEconomicSciences(Corvinus) Budapest,Insurance Economist
    1993. Brunel University of London, United Kingdom , Diploma in Management Studies (DMS)
    1992. University of Phoenix (USA, Arizona)
    Certification of Economicsfor Business ECO 470
    1984. Hungarian Sport WritersAssociation Budapest,Sport journaliststudium
    1978. College of Physical Education Budapest,Judocoach
    1975. „Pollack Mihály”Technical College Pécs, Civil Engineer

 Qualification

Insurance Economist
Master of Business Administration
Civil Engineer
Judo Coach

Presentworkplace and job:

DebrecenUniversity, Full Professor
Faculty of Economics and Business
Department of Sporteconomics and Management
Wekerle Business School, Budapest, Rector Emeritus (2016-)

Otherpresent and electedsocialpositions:

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Member of Public Bodies(2006-)
Hungarian Associationof  Financial and EconomicInspectors, Member of theBoard  (2007-)
Hungarian EconomicAssociation, Member of the SupervisoryBoard(2009)
- Chairman of theSporteconomicsSection (2013-)
Hungarian Gymnastics Federation, Vice President (2005-)
National Leisure Sport Confederation of Hungarian Technical and MassSportsClubs, President (2013-)
Hungarian DefenceSportsConfederation, Vice President (2017-)
Hungarian OlympicCommittee, HonoraryMember (2011-)
International relations:
1. ChinaCham, Hungary: Chairman of theSupervisoryBoard (2006-)
2. Sorbonne University Paris IV. Researcher Professor(2012-)  
3.  European Baseball Confederation, Member of theBoard (2005-2013)            

 Languages:

English (advanced), Russian (intermediate), German(basic)

Member of the Supervisory Board

Member of the Supervisory Board

Departments

Head of Ethics Committee

Education

Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (1994), degree in law
Karl-Ruprecht Universität in Heidelberg
(Germany), (1994-1995), LL.M. degree

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

1999/2000 participation in cross-border project-financing transactions conducted by/in the Vienna office of DLA Piper (previously Weiss-Tessbach)
2004/2005 professional and management work in the London office of DLA Piper connected to network development of the CEE region

PUBLICATIONS, SEMINARS

 The stand-alone mortgage, Budapest, 1997
 Changes in the regulation of mortgages in the Hungarian Civil Code, Budapest, Notary Journal, 2002
 Guest lecturer at the Institute of International Research in Vienna between 1996 and 1998
 Guest lecturer at the Institute of FOWI in Vienna between 1997 and 2000
 Lecturer at the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law on the following subjects  comparative company law, 1997-2000
 collaterals, 2000-2004
 financing transactions, since 2006
 civil law, law of contracts since 2016
 Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration at Hungarian Commercial and Industrial Chamber/Budapest, Energy and Financial and Capital Market

Head of Educational Department

Head of Medical Department