Duncan Graham

 

BCCH Chairman/Managing Director
G&G Wealth Limited

As the Managing Director of G&G Wealth Limited, Duncan Graham is responsible for the direction and growth of a company providing private financial and investment services in Budapest. He successfully opened G&G Wealth in 2012, an independent company delivering quality financial advice with a personal touch, with clients in Europe and the Middle-East.
His past experiences outside of Budapest have included working in Edinburgh, Scotland for Newton Barr Plc as a Senior Adviser (an FCA regulated investment firm) as well as Allianz (Cornhill Insurance) in a UK national role.
As the current President of the St Andrew’s Egyesület, Duncan has brought the St Andrew’s Ball from a small gathering of 40 guests to the current attendance of 250 in a few short years. The Ball raises some funds for local charities, which currently include Tabitha House (a Budapest hospice for children) and the ‘letters to Santa’ initiative in the 8th district of the city. Duncan was also involved with turning the Lánchíd Bridge blue and white on St Andrew’s Day, to commemorate Adam Clark the Scottish engineer.
Duncan regularly organizes a whisky tasting event, which is currently held at the Diageo Sky Bar, with a few glasses of the best malt whisky from the Diageo range.
Now living full time in Budapest since 2011, Duncan has moved his life and career to Hungary but still regularly visits friends and relatives in Scotland (with one of his two sons now a resident in London) and will marry his Hungarian fiancée Patricia in 2019. A keen golfer, Duncan was a past Board member of the Royal Musselburgh golf Club, the fifth oldest club recorded.

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Douglas Arnott

Paul Fegan

Owner
EDMF Language Services Kft.

Managing Director
Ecosse World Logistics Kft.

Douglas Arnott is the founder and owner of EDMF Language Services Kft. in Hungary. Having initially worked as a freelance translator and interpreter on his arrival in Hungary over 20 years ago in 1998, Douglas then spent six years at KPMG Hungary, latterly managing a team of 8 translators at the firm. Upon deciding to leave KPMG he set up his own translation agency which has since gone from strength to strength. With a team of four in Budapest, EDMF works with over 150 experienced translators and language professionals around the world, providing a wide array of linguistic services. Douglas is also very active in the charity sector as Chairman of the Robert Burns International Foundation, a voluntary organisation established in 2005 to raise money for sick and underprivileged children in Hungary. Under his leadership, the activities, sponsors and funds of the RBIF have seen exceptional growth, with the foundation regularly supporting hospitals and social projects around the country.  

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Have been working in the Logistics industry since 1989. Started with Agility Logistics (formerly GeoLogistics, formally LEP international) at Glasgow Airport. Promoted through the ranks from Clerk-Supervisor-Import Manager-Logistics Centre Manager. As per of the remit as Logistics Centre Manager, oversaw Computer Keyboard production employing over 100 staff at its peak.
2002 saw a massive change in the PC environment in Scotland with the major Manufacturers, HP and IBM outsourcing and relocating production from Scotland to Czech Republic and Hungary respectively. Decision was taken to open a mirror image of the Scotland Logistics site to Budapest. Paul oversaw the transistion and implementation of both Logistics and Manufacturing in Budapest. In addition the on-going growth and development of the Budapest site on behalf of Agility Logistics. Re-Located full time to Budapest in 2004. In 2009 Paul took the decision to establish our own "Kft”, Ecosse World Logistics with partner Angela. Establishing an office in Budapest and in the following year, a Logistics and Production facility in Sarvar to manage 3PL Logistics to Vendors of Lenovo. In 2010, he saw the establishment of Ecosse in Hong Kong, and in 2014 of Ecosse in the UK

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Péter Gyúrós

 

Judit Iglódi-Csató

Business Development Manager
Shell Fleet Solutions

Government Affairs, Communications and Market Access Director of GSK Hungary

Péter has been working for Shell for 16 years in various local and regional positions. Currently he is the Business Development Manager for Shell’s commercial fuel card and mobility services business – Shell Fleet Solutions – covering Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and South Africa. In this role he is responsible for developing country strategies for the Shell Fleet Solutions business in the region and also for managing some of the key initiatives resulting from the strategic work. Now he is mostly occupied with building partnerships with other fuel card operators in Russia and working on the new strategy for Hungary.
Previously Peter has been managing the non-fuel business of the Shell petrol station network in Central and Eastern Europe. In that role he led a major transformation of the shop business including organization development, offer improvements and an ambitious investment program. His previous roles at Shell included the management of the Clubsmart loyalty program in the region and the development of the petrol station network in Hungary. Before joining Shell he was a trainee at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
Peter holds a master’s degree from the Budapest University of Economics (now Corvinus University of Budapest) and also studied at the Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. He participated on executive leadership courses at the Kellogg School of Management and at Cornell University. He represents Shell externally in the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, in the Joint Venture Association and on various trade conferences.
He is married and the father of two sons. He is especially interested in the history of the World War II and the Cold War.  

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Judit Iglódi-Csató is currently the Government Affairs, Communications and Market Access Director of GSK Hungary. Previously she held different leadership positions at Tesco (Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director, HR Director) and at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Communications Director). She is experienced Director of Communications and Government Affairs with a demonstrated history of working in the banking, retail and pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Retail, Media Relations, Executive Management, Brand Marketing, Strategic Planning and CSR. Also with relevant experience in People management and HR at the largest private employer in Hungary. She is a strong media and communication professional with a Master’s Degree focused in International Relations and Affairs from Budapest Business School and Debrecen University.

She is married with 2 children.

 

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Kinga Kalocsai

 

Károly Oelberg

Consultant 
FirstMed-FMC Kft.

Managing Director
AACM Central Europe 

Kinga Kalocsai is a seasoned communications executive with international experience in B2B corporate communications and marketing communications. Trusted clear thinker who contributes strategic communications initiatives to business results. Sound track record in digital communications, media & stakeholder management, internal communications, issue and change management.

After leaving her career in the corporate sector, she is currently working with FirstMed, one of the leading private healthcare clinics in Budapest. Her assignement is to prepare the company for future growth and lead the organization through change in the very dynamic healthcare industry in Hungary. Driving an integrated communications strategy, Kinga has successfully incorporated new digital channels alongside the traditional communication avenues. Notably, she has spearheaded the launch of a new online outlet for leading industry figures and stakeholders Illuminated Minds.
Kinga holds a Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, as well as a Masters in English Language and Literature.

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 Károly is the managing director of AACM Central Europe, an innovative Budapest-based consulting firm since 1996. The company was established as a member company of the Australian AACM International Group, and through an acquisition deal became part of Dames & Moore Group, one of the world’s leading US environmental consultancy and engineering firms. AACM Central Europe was purchased by its current management in 1999, and operates since January 2000 as an independent private firm with its headquarters in Budapest and a representation office in Târgu Mureş (Romania).
The core business of AACM Central Europe Ltd lies in environment and sustainable energy sectors. Clients include the international donor agencies and financial institutions such as the European Commission, EIB EBRD, IFC, UNHCR, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as national and regional government agencies and municipalities. AACM Central Europe has also established a strategic working relationship with leading international environmental, engineering and other consultancy firms, and collaborates with them on private sector projects. AACM Central Europe has strong work experience in a wide variety of mostly Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The company is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary since 2016.
Károly has 33 years of work experience in research, public service and consultancy. He obtained a master’s degree in chemical engineering and has a postgraduate diploma in law and is a certified Body Auditor according to SERI’s R2:2013 Standard.
Károly’s work experience is particularly focused through environmental protection and development of the low-carbon economy. He has substantial gained experience in EU programming activities at multi-country, national and regional levels and implementation of EU funded projects in various CEE countries. Recently, he has been several times retained by the European Commission services as independent evaluator and/or rapporteur for the evaluation of Horizon 2020 proposals. 

 

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