Supervisory Board

 

MR. Zoltán Áldott

MOL Group position:

  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MOL since 25 June 2018
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Slovnaft since 25 June 2018 

Between 1990 and 1991, Zoltán Áldott was an associate at Creditum Financial Consulting Ltd. Afterwards, between 1992 and 1995, he held various positions at Eurocorp Financial Consulting Ltd. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Manager of MOL’s Privatisation Department and from 1997 until 1999, he was Director of Capital Markets. In 1999, Mr. Áldott served as Director of Strategy & Business Development. From November 2000, he acted as Chief Strategy Officer and then, since June 2001, as Group Chief Strategy Officer. He was the Executive Vice President of MOL Exploration & Production Division between September 2004 and June 2011. Zoltán Áldott  acted as the President of INA Management Board between 1 April 2010 and 31 May 2018. Since 2001 til 2018 May he was a member of the MOL EB.

 

MS. PIROSKA BOGNÁR

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 June, 2017, delegated by the employees

Ms. Piroska Bognár started to work for MOL Plc.’s predecessor, Duna Refinery. She is appointed officer of the trade union since 1995. She earned a degree from Human Management from the University of Pécs besides work. She was elected as the executive chairman of MOL Trade Union of Chemists, where her main responsibilities were to manage the organizing and financial matters. From 2002 to 2007 she was member of the Supervisory Board of MOL Plc. She was elected as the chairman of MOL Trade Union of Chemists in 2007 and holds this office since.

 

MR. JOHN I. CHARODY

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 11 October, 2002
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Mr. Charody worked in the Geophysical Institute of the Oil Exploration and Development Company between 1953 and 1956. Following this, he held leading positions in various companies operating in Australia including Bridge Oil Ltd., Aurora Minerals and Project Mining. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Winton Enterprises Pty. Ltd. and Galina Investment International Consulting Company. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Australian Directors since 1971, the Australian Institute of Management since 1967, and a Justice of the Peace since 1972. In 1973, he was awarded the M.B.E. by H.M. the Queen for his services to Australia. In 1990, he was appointed Minister of Commerce in Budapest by the Federal Government of Australia with regional responsibilities in 12 countries. In 1997, the President of the Republic of Hungary awarded him the Officer Cross of the Republic of Hungary for his services in fostering Australian-Hungarian financial and commercial relationships. Currently he is a Board Member of Pick Zrt. and Csányi Foundation.

 

Dr. Attila Chikán

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 30 April, 2004
  • Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 5 December, 2005.
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee since 8 June, 2011

Since 1968 Professor Chikán has worked for Corvinus University of Budapest and its legal predecessors. Between 1989 and 1998, he was Head of the Business Economics Department. In 1998 and 1999, he held the office of Minister of Economic Affairs in the Hungarian Government. Between 2000 and 2002 he was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors of the Prime Minister. Between 2000 and 2003, he was Rector of Budapest University of Economic Sciences. Since then, Dr. Chikán has been Director of Competitiveness Research Centre of the University. He is a full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering. He is Honorary Doctor of Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) and Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) and member of the Board of Trustees of Central European University. He holds several positions in Hungarian and international professional organizations and membership in Editorial Boards of international journals. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Richter Gedeon Plc.

 

MS. ILONA DÁVID

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 June, 2017

Earned her diploma in economic sciences at the Budapest College of Finance and Accounting, and then a postgraduate economist degree at the Department of Management and Organisation of the Western Transdanubian University. She started her professional career at SPAR Retail Chain’s Hungarian company and was later appointed as the Director of Finance and Accounting of Dunaferr Danube Ironworks (steel producing factory). Then she worked as the Financial Director of Lukoil Hungary. From 2005 she was the Head of Accounting of the Hungarian State Railways Co. (MÁV). From 2010 she was working as the Chairman-CEO of Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurt Railways Co. (GYSEV). Since May 2012 she has been the Chairman-CEO of MÁV Co. She has been Chairman-CEO of VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt. since August 2018 and was also elected Chairman-CEO of DAKK Zrt and Managing Director of VOLÁN Buszpark Ltd. in September 2018. She retained her position at GYSEV as chairman. As recognition of her eminent performance in strengthening international railway cooperation in 2013 she was awarded with the Golden Chariot Award, which is one of the highest professional awards of the Russian Parliament and the Russian Ministry of Transport. In August 2014 she was awarded with the Knight of Cross from the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic recognising her outstanding and exemplary contribution to the reformation of Hungary’s railway traffic and ensuring its uninterrupted operations. In 2015 she received the Golden Signum Laudis. Since January 2016 she has been the President of Consistory of the University of Dunaújváros, and since July 2016 the President of the HUNGRAIL Hungarian Railway Association. She holds the following positions and memberships in various international organisations: member of the Executive Committee of the Community of European Railway Companies and Infrastructure Operators (CER), member of the European Management Board of the International Union of Railways (UIC), and Vice President of the Coordination Council of Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT) between 2013 and 2015.

 

MR. VLADIMÍR KESTLER

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 June, 2017
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Slovnaft a.s. between 24 April 2010 and 31 May 2017.

Mr. Kestler graduated from the University of Economics (Bratislava) in 1986. From 1987, he worked for OMNIA export trading group. From 1997, he was a member of the international “Young Presidents Organization" (YPO). From 2000, he was Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of OMNIA a.s. In 2007 he became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omnia Holding SE and a member of Faculty of Management’s Scientific Board at University of Economics (Bratislava). In 2010, he was appointed as Honorary Consul-General of Sweden and since April 2010 has been Vice President of the Slovakian Industry Association. In 2011 he was awarded a PhD degree by the Company Management Department of University of Economics (Bratislava). From 2012 he was a member of the Government Council for exports and investment and Trade Development. In 2013 he became Governing Board member of the University of Economics in Bratislava and Governing Board member of SARIO - Slovak Agency for Investment. In 2014 he was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of EOSA, Agency for oil reserves and petroleum products of the SR. He is Vice President of the Republic Union of Employers and he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of SOPK - Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From 2017 he was appointed as a Member of the Central European Energy Investment Task Force within European Investment Bank and is advisor to Vice-president of the European Investment Bank.

 

Dr. András Lánczi

  • Rector of the Budapest Corvinus University - Director of the Institution of Political Sciences, University professor
  • Secretary (1993-1997), member of the IX. Class of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Editor of the Pallas Stúdió/Attraktor publisher
  • Member of the committee of editors of Heti Válasz
  • Member of the Hungarian Political Science Association

Since 1991 Prof. Dr. Lánczi is a full time university professor in several Hungarian and European universities. His primary expertise are political philosophy, the history of ideas of the Hungarian political thinking, furthermore the modern theories of democracy. 

Significant scholarships: 1995-1997 Open Society Project thematic leader; 1997-1998 Fulbright researcher in United States of America; 1999-2003 Széchenyi Professor Scholarship; 2003- Bibó István Prize. 

 

MR. IVAN MIKLOŠ

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 May, 2016
  • Member of the Audit Committee since 1 May, 2017

Ivan Mikloš is former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2002-2006, 2010-2012), Deputy Prime Minister for Economy (1998-2002), and Minister of Privatization (1991-1992). He co-founded and led an economic think-tank MESA10 (1992-1998). During 2006-2010 and 2012-2016 he was a Member of Parliament. In 2014 he was appointed again as a President of MESA10 and became a member of the International Advisory Board of National Reform Council of Ukraine and platform VoxUkraine. Until April 2016 he served as a Chief Advisor to the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and as an Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Since April 2016 he serves as a Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is also Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Group for Support of Ukrainian Reforms and Co-founder of the Ukrainian economic think-thank Centre for Economic Strategy.

Ivan Mikloš was one of the leading figures of economic transformation in Slovakia. Ivan Mikloš significantly contributed to the entry of the Slovak Republic into the OECD and started an extensive and effective tax reform. He led the government agenda on economic restructuring and fiscal consolidation. The second Dzurinda´s government (2002-2006) gained a very reformist reputation thanks to severe austerity measures and a comprehensive program of structural reforms (tax, social sector, pension, healthcare, public finance, labour market) backed by Ivan Mikloš. Thanks to these reforms Slovakia was able to join Eurozone in 2009. In 2004 he was awarded by Euromoney the best Minister of Finance of the Year and the top business reformer by the World Bank´s Doing Business report. Ivan Mikloš is the author of the Book of reforms (2005), Rewriting the Rule (2001) and also of dozens of studies and articles in the expert and popular press.

 

MR. ISTVÁN TIBOR ÖRDÖG

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 June, 2017, delegated by the employees

He has been employed as a fresh graduate M.Sc. chartered chemist in the quality control laboratory of the Szeged Mining Unit since 1994, and he has got gas processing expert position in the Algyő Gas Processing Plant, while also have completed the chromatographic engineer degree in the Technical University of Budapest. Then became the manager of Upstream Laboratories for seven and half years to support the entire Upstream value chain. The subsequent four years he worked for various mid-level management positions in Upstream and also supported the work of MOL Group E&P EVP. He was the member of the Board of Directors of Rotary Zrt. and Drilltransz Zrt. Shareholders’ representative until 2011. He was appointed as the manager of New technologies and R&D of E&P from 2011 until 2013, and later he has continued his carrier as a senior expert in the Research and Development organisation of E&P. He is currently working as Technology Transfer senior expert in the Group Oilfield Chemicals & Technologies organization. He was a member of the EU Workers Counsel for 3 years and a member of the Miners Trade Union since 1994. He is the member of the Scociety of Petroleum Engineers Hungarian Branch since 2001. He is author and co-author of several domestic and international scientific papers and presentation.

 

DR. SÁNDOR PUSKÁS

MOL Group position:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 28 April, 2011, delegated by the employees

Dr. Puskás has been employed by MOL as a Petroleum Engineer, M.Sc., since 1985. Currently he is a Petroleum Engineer and holds a Technology Project Senior Engineer position at the MOL Group Oilfield Chemicals and Technologies. He has 33 years of experience as a field production engineer, field production head, research and development engineer, and as an R&D project manager in crude oil production and in oil field R&D. Dr. Puskás holds a Dipl. Eng. degree in petroleum engineering from Moscow State Gubkin Oil and Gas University and a Dr. Univ. degree in colloid chemistry from the József Attila University Szeged, Hungary. He holds a postgraduate degree in Research and Development Management and Human management from Budapest University of Economic Sciences and State Administration, Management Development Centre. Between 2005 and 2011, Dr. Puskás was a member and the chairman of the Audit Committee of Tempo Health Fund. He is the author and co-author of several domestic and international technical papers. He is member of the Hungarian Mining and Metallurgical Society and the Energy Management Scientific Association. He is member of the MOL Trade Union of Production Workers. He is a member of the Assembly of Delegates of TEMPO Health Fund.

 

MR. Csaba Szabó

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 12 April, 2018, delegated by the employees

MOL Group positions:

  • Deputy Chairman of the MOL Chemist Union since 2012
  • Since 2013 member and since March 2018 Deputy Chairman of MOL Plc. Works Council
  • Since 2013 member of MOL Plc. European Works Council
  • Since 2018 member of MOL Plc. Aid Committee

 

DR. NORBERT SZIVEK

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 29 April, 2015
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Dr. Norbert Szivek is a law school graduate who pursued his studies in Germany and then graduated in Hungary. After working in the Hungarian public sector for a while, he continued his career at a company which is well-known for its real estate investments, where he was in charge of the newly established energy division. The next step in his career was the foundation of his own asset management company. Appointed by the Minister of National Development, Dr. Szivek is the general manager and member of the Board of the Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. from 16 February, 2015. He is Member of the Board of Panrusgáz Gas Trading Plc. of the MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd. of Raba Automotive Holding Plc, of the Hungarian Hydrocarbon Stockpiling Association of the Magyar Posta Zrt and also of the Gedeon Richter Plc.

MR. ANDRÁS TÓTH

MOL Group positions:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board since 1 June, 2017, delegated by the employees

Mr. Toth has been employed by MOL as a Chemist-technician since 1984. During his employment he held various positions at the Danube Refinery, Engine Fuel Production MOL in Százhalombatta, Hungary. Currently he is an Operator Training Simulator trainer. He is shop steward of the MOL Oil Industry Trade Union.