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BCCH members elect new Chairman and Council

The BCCH held its Annual General Meeting on 28 May 2015, where the management of the Chamber reported on last year's results, and members elected the new Chairman and Council of the Chamber.

Council members

Chairman Vazul Tóth, Vodafone Hungary
Gergely Ábrahám, Grayling Hungary
Árpád Balázs, PwC Hungary
Dennis A. Diokno, FirstMed
Kinga Kalocsai, GE Lighting EMEA
Adrienne Makkay-Chambers, Grow / Wilson Learning
Christopher Noblet, Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells LLP
Márta Pálfalvi, Heineken Hungária Zrt.
Andrea Tóth, Provident Pénzügyi Zrt.

Alternate Council members

Melinda Katona, Borealis Consulting
Gábor Csóti, Investors in People Hungary
Paul Szeman, Maltacourt Hungary Ltd.

A press release about the election is available in English and Hungarian.


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    To read the interview in Hungarian, please click for more.

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