Sándor BAJA

CANDIDATE FOR FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Sándor BAJA
Managing Director Cz, H, Ro
Randstad Hungary Kft.

Contact details:

Cell: +36 30 676 52 25   
E-mail: sandor.baja (at) randstad.hu

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jan 2012 - : RANDSTAD: leader of HR services in the world, No. 1 in recruitment in Hungary.
Managing director CZ, H, RO. 2019: managing 400 people, 70 mio € net sales in 3 countries. 6 mrd HUF in Hungary. (increase of net sales X 4 within 8 years)

2009 – 2011: LG ELECTRONICS – world’s No. 3 in consumer electronics
COO. Managing 100 people, 350M USD net sales in Hungary + 8 Balkan countries

ECKES-GRANINI: European leader in fruit juice
2006 - 2009: Director Business Unit Export: managing Group export and license business.
2001 - 2004: Marketing director at ECKES-GRANINI FRANCE in Strasbourg
1997 - 2001: Marketing manager at SIÓ-ECKES in Hungary

2004-2006: Borsodi Sörgyár Zrt (Inbev) sales and marketing director.

1994-1997: SZOBI SZÖRP (a company of Teisseire, French market leader in syrup): marketing manager.

1993-1994: KABA SUGAR FACTORY (Générale Sucrière and Tate&Lyle): national retail sales responsible.

EDUCATION

1989-1993: Economist: Moscow State University for Foreign Affairs with "excellent" result.
1992-1993: Diplôme Supérieur des Affaires, at Paris Chamber of Commerce (CCIP) with "good" result.
2006: INSEAD Fontainebleau: Global Leadership Program

LANGUAGES

  • HUNGARIAN: mother tongue
  • FRENCH: French business diploma
  • ENGLISH: English Proficiency of Georgetown University
  • RUSSIAN: 5 years university in Moscow
  • GERMAN: 10 years in a German company

OTHER
Basketball (ex player of second league of Hungary and university team)
“Marketing Adventures from Budapest till Paris” Marketing practice book published in 2004


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

AmCham is a respected organization in Hungary gathering different sizes of companies from various fields of activities. Sharing their experience, insights, best practices, formulating improvement ideas for each other and the government make AmCham a strong and successful organization. The individual company can benefit from the strength of this community by promoting proposals to the official bodies, to gather information and best practices from each other.
For Randstad: we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. Being the leader of HR services in the world and the market leader in recruitment in Hungary we strive for a thought leadership in the world of work. We consider the American Chamber of Commerce as a powerful and strong organization which can help us to live our mission. There is a strong link between Randstad and the USA. We are having 5,500 own employees in North America, managing more than 100,000 employees every day.

What motivates you to be the AmCham First Vice President?

I consider AmCham is one of the most influential non-governmental business organization of Hungary. I respect and know most of the member companies and their leaders. I am convinced that I could co-lead the organization by giving value to the members from the field of HR, propose and execute new initiatives while my company could benefit as well from more exposure.

Why do you feel you are qualified? What skills do you bring to the position of Vice President?

Having more than 20 years management experience in Hungary and different EU countries, working at different sectors and companies, I gathered rich experience which can help AmCham and its members. I have an economic master degree, I speak on top of English and Hungarian: French, Russian, German which might help in building relations with other chambers and businesses. I have long people management experience currently leading 400 people in 3 countries.

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

I made Randstad patron member of AmCham some years ago. Since then I am actively participating at AmCham events: Business Services Sector initiative, Business meets government, patron dinners. I participate in round tables giving inputs to various HR related and general business topics.