Candidate for Secretary Treasurer

Master Teacher
Corvinus University

Work Address:
Budapest, 1093. Fővám tér 8.
Tel.: +36-30-9411-737
E-mail: csaba.laszlo (at) malcon.hu

Work Experience

  • 2017 - Corvinus University
  • 2004 - 2017 KPMG  Tax Partner, Senior Advisory Partner
  • 2002 - 2004 Ministry of Finance, Finance minister
  • 2000 - 2002 ABN AMRO, K&H, Dep. CEO
  • 1999 Keler, CFO
  • 1986-1999 Ministry of Finance, Expert - Permanent State Secretary


  • 2007 Honorary University Professor: Corvinus University
  • 2004 Certified tax expert
  • 2000 Brokerage trader certificate
  • 1993 Certified Auditor
  • 1992 University Doctorate, University of Economics, Budapest
  • 1982-1986 University of Economics, Budapest
  • 1977-1981 Debrecen, KLTE Gimnázium

Selected Trainings

  • 2016 Wharton Business School
  • 2015 INSEAD
  • 2011 Harvard Kennedy School
  • 2008 Harvard Business School
  • 1994 (Sept-Dec) IMF
  • 1992 (July-Dec.) Japanese MoF, I. Fiscal and Monetary Seminar

Social Activities

  • 2015- AmCham, Secretary Treasurer
  • 2009- Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation, Supervisory Board, Chairman
  • 2010- Romaster Foundation, Board member

Personal interests

  • Sport (basketball, swimming, jogging)
  • Music


Why do you think membership in the American Chamber of Commerce is important for businesses operating in Hungary?

AmCham represents a strong and influential business community in Hungary. It provides an excellent platform for networking and for better understanding the Hungarian and international business environment. Members of this independent organization enjoy great opportunities to exchange and discuss their views on relevant issues openly, especially on how to do business and how it is done in Hungary. It is always a privilege to benefit from up-to-date knowledge and the experience of leading business people and to be part of such a lively and influential business society. AmCham has an excellent working relationship with the authorities which creates a more predictable business environment and creates an opportunity to get our voices always heard by the relevant government entities.

I share the values that AmCham endorses in its mission, and I especially appreciate its efforts to contribute to charitable activities as well.

What motivates you to be an AmCham Board Member?

I am engaged in working for a healthier and more competitive market environment and a better business climate in Hungary. It would be a great privilege for me to be a Board Member of this unique organisation as a Secretary Treasurer and to create and discover new opportunities that serve the common interests of the AmCham members in business and beyond.

Why do you feel you are qualified? What skills do you bring to the position of Board Member?

During my career I have gained in-depth knowledge, skills and experience in the public and the private sector operational mechanisms. As a Minister of Finance, and as a member of the management of financial institutions and as Senior Partner at KPMG, I have built and developed an extended business network in Hungary and internationally as well. These contacts provide excellent opportunities to gain and share knowledge in business. In the future my professional carrier will focus on research and lecturing at Corvinus University and doing my private business. My in-depth experience in business, government and academics make it easier for me to understand the logic behind different issues and interests and this would help me to find common platforms to collaborate with the right people on common interests. I believe that in the future we must strengthen the relationship between universities and business. Targeting a more competitive and innovative economy we clearly need this direction.

Beyond business and within business I am also committed to Corporate Responsibility (CR). It is of great importance how we run business as well as what its economic, social and environmental impacts are. I am active in charity projects (Supervisory Board of BFZ, Romaster) and encourage others to do so as well.

How have you been active in AmCham over the course of the last two years?

In the last two years as a secretary treasurer I was focusing on the financial stability of AmCham and helping to maintain an efficient and streamlined organization. Further on I was supporting our efforts on the macroeconomic, competitiveness related and business climate activities.

I would highlight my long-standing relationship with AmCham. During my 15 working years in public administration, namely in the Ministry of Finance at every level up the ladder and then as Minister of Finance, I have often worked together with AmCham on development issues representing the governmental interest in common areas.

What activity or Committee would you like to participate in?

I would be honoured to participate in the activities of the organisation, thus contributing to the improvement of the business environment in Hungary. Regarding my experience in the public and private sectors, and my commitment improving governance, competitiveness, and accountability in Hungary, the position of Secretary Treasurer would be a driving force for me to serve the efficiency and effectiveness of AmCham’s valuable activity and to strengthen our common interests.

Further on I believe with my new direction at the Corvinus University I can help to strengthen the cooperation among AmCham, the education sector and the government which is crucial to create a more competitive business environment concerning the Hungarian labour force.