Csilla Csurgai

Executive Director


 

 

Oliver Strommer

British Business Centre Manager

CSILLA CSURGAI is Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. As Executive Director, Csilla is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation according to the strategic direction set by the Management and Council of the BCCH. After completing her studies at the University of Pécs, she lived in Toronto between 2001 and 2004, where she obtained her post-graduate diploma.  After a North American experience, she moved to London, UK and joined the London School of Economics for nearly 2 years, where she played an active key role in the event management’s work. She settled in Budapest and joined the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary in 2006. As Services & Events Manager, she participated in managing a wide range of activities at the Chamber for over 4 years during which she developed an excellent relationship with members and an extensive network of business contacts. Csilla has been Executive Director of the Chamber since February 2009. With the support of the twelve-member Chamber Council, she assumes overall responsibility for the Chamber’s day-to-day business activities. She is married and has a daughter, Blanka.

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OLIVÉR STROMMER is Manager of the British Business Centre. With an extensive start-up background serving as managing director for over ten years for Hungarian based UK media subsidiaries, Oliver also held senior positions at one of the world’s largest exhibition organising firms, namely ITE Group Plc. A British/Hungarian national, Oliver helped set-up the British Business Centre in Hungary that assists UK SME's to win export business in this fast growing central European market. Oliver enjoys playing sports, especially football and tennis, whilst also setting aside time whenever possible to watch his son play, too. Good food and entertaining films are also high on his pleasurable pastimes.

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Ádám Madarász

Event & Communications Manager

 

dr. Piroska Pápay

Trade Specialist

 

ÁDÁM MADARÁSZ is Event & Communications Manager of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Ádám joined the Chamber as an event and communications intern, and he did a valuable job with his event and administrational activities; he soon became Co-ordinator, and in early 2015 he was appointed Event & Communications Manager. He is responsible for organising and supervising the execution of Chamber events, coordinating programmes, managing social media activities and website content including sending out invitations, writing event reports, articles and news. He also keeps in touch with members and partners, sponsors and SIG heads. Ádám is absorbed in how social media and technology help growing businesses by generating visibility, and how startup companies shape today’s business world. He also shares a passion for producing music, discovering different cultures and gastronomy; he loves travelling, and he is very fond of board sports. He defines perfect sense of freedom as a day at the beach with big waves and a surf board under his feet.

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DR. PIROSKA PÁPAY is Trade Specialist at the British Business Centre. She graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University as a lawyer in 2013. Prior to joining the Centre’s team, she worked as an intern in the European Parliament in Brussels, gained experience as research fellow in the field of minority rights protection at a local organisation, and she was a junior lawyer in Slovakia. Piroska joined the British Business Centre in 2015, which makes her the newest member of the team. She is responsible for assisting UK SMEs expand their business potential on the Hungarian market. Piroska understands needs, transforms situations to find positive, valuable outcomes, making sure that all projects are carried out. Thanks to her efforts clients are in good hands. She loves spending her spare time with her dog, Leonard, and only the size of her shoe collection exceeds her sense of humour.

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Piroska Csóbor

Finance & Office Manager

 

Péter Lajos

Intern 

PIROSKA CSÓBOR is Finance & Office Manager of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. Piroska became our team member in early 2015, and took over this valuable role amazingly fast; she deals with mountains of invoices beside payroll and budget on a daily basis, she creates superfine, colourful charts and reports, which ensure that the Chamber's financial matters are going punctually. Her enthusiasm is contagious and with all of her work she is incredibly precise. She considers herself as a persistent perfectionist. Besides making miracles with numbers and calculations, Piroska is currently taking care of two dogs with their six puppies. If that wouldn’t be enough, she also has a cat.

 

 PÉTER LAJOS is not a new edition to the team; he participated in the BCCH’s internship programme in 2015. He joined the British Business Centre team in the summer of 2016 as a fresh graduate from Corvinus University. He holds a degree in International Relations and is currently finishing his second degree in International Economics. Having the appropriate business mindset, strategic thinking and a brilliant sense of humour, he proved to be the ideal candidate for the Project Assistant position. Since then he became our team’s Junior Trade Advisor. Due to his international upbringing, he speaks four languages fluently. He is the office foodie, always serving with excellent tips for dining out or trying new places.

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