Mr. William BENKO

Candidate for the Supervisory Board

William BENKO
Self employed

Contact details:
Cell: +36 20 927 8356   
E-mail: willybenko(at)gmail.com

1997-2007 

Euronet Worldwide
This Hungarian start-up began with its ATM in the 4th district. 1997 to 2007, rolled out ATM network in Hungary, then in the region. Today Euronet operates worldwide with a market cap of $5.8 billion.

2007 to present

Self-employed, investor
Atlantic Kft. – stages technologies for subsequent commercialization.
Speak Academy – helps people, who have something to say, but struggle to say it.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of Colorado

Civic Activities
National Talent Support Council (Nemzeti Tehetségsegítő Tanács) - President
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). Strategic Advisory Board, President
AmCham – Board member 2010-2011, President 2012-2013

Hobbies
Running, reading, speaking.

Speaking
I am a professional speaker and have used this skill to launch programs for youth and adults alike.


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

AmCham is time-tested for being the professional organization for collecting input and forming an opinion about Hungary's business environment. AmCham's consistent reputation allows these positions to be presented to the right partner in the government.

What motivates you to be a Supervisory Board Member?

I have been involved with AmCham for the last 8 years. It's the business organization, where my values are aligned with those of the organization. Having been on the board for four years, I feel reinvigorated to help the Staff and Board of AmCham achieve its goals.

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

I have four years of on-board experience, two as a board member, two as the president of the organization. I understand the processes and goals of AmCham and would provide help immediately.

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

I'm in regular contact with the staff and help wherever I can in an unofficial capacity.