CANDIDATE FOR FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
AND ALSO FOR BOARD MEMBER IF NOT ELECTED FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Edit Bencsik joined TCS in 2006 as a member of the management team as Marketing manager, later moved to the position of Head of Government Relations.
Above keeping daily connection with government bodies, she is also responsible for Beyond Business Activities as Diversity, Sustainability and CSR.
During her more than 20 years of professional services Edit gained experiences in the fields of management, communication, business development and government relations.
Over this time her clients and projects included both multinational and public Hungarian companies.
Prior to this, Edit worked for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young in different marketing and business development positions.
Edit served as Board Member of Hungarian Outsourcing Association between 2012 and 2016, while she’s a Board Member-At-Large at AmCham Hungary, curator of the AmCham Foundation and member of the Women’s Business Leaders Committee of HBLF.
She holds a Master Degree in Economics and Communication from Szeged University and an MBA from Esidec Metz, France.
A loving mother for a teenage girl, 17y and shares her free time between opera performances, the lake Balaton. She is an avid traveler, keen to explore various cultural aspects of places She visits.
Why do you think membership in the American Chamber of Commerce is important for businesses operating in Hungary?
AmCham is the most influential, non-political, independent foreign chamber of commerce in Hungary. Simply the Hub to be in. It joins forces to lobby the government and network amongst Hungary’s leading companies. Reliable partner, facilitate meaningful collaboration between educational institutions, government bodies and business entities.
What motivates you to be an AmCham Board Member?
As being an active member of the Board for the last two years, I had the opportunity to join task forces that are crucial for competitiveness and the success of our Chamber. M main motivation to stay in the Board is to take these initiatives forward and keep giving back to the community.
Why do you feel you are qualified? What skills do you bring to the position of Board Member/Supervisory Board?
Having served for the members of the Big-Four as Business Development Manager than a more fifteen years of leadership role as Government Relations Manager for the multi-billion-dollar company TATA Consultancy Services, AmCham is part of my life since 1998. Throughout my career, I proved that I’m good at managing stakeholders on different levels, settling conflicting views, softly tuned to inclusiveness and diversity. My wide range of field experiences and the capability of turning visions into reality through hard work, I can be a credible representative for the AmCham.
How have you been active in AmCham over the course of the last two years?
In the last two years, I’m active member in three out of four task forces, including the Investment-, the Digitalization-, and the Competitive Workforce task forces, while took part in almost all flagship events of our chamber that might sound familiar for you like Business Meets Government, Competitive Education and various workshops.
My tenure as a Career Ambassador at www.karrierorientacio.hu, added value to the STEM orientation of the participating students and schools, making my company TATA the engine of this platform, providing another piece for the great puzzle of the digital transformation of Hungary. As curator of the AmCham Foundation, my active participation in all charity and volunteering events emphasizes how important I see to give back to the society and help the less fortunate.