Chief Executive Officer
LeasePlan Hungária Zrt.

Contact details:

Cell: +36 30 330 0205  
E-mail: timea.pesti (at) leaseplan.com


Managing Director/ CEO, LeasePlan Hungary Zrt. Mar 2017 – present
Full P&L and legal responsibility

Commercial Director, LeasePlan Hungary Zrt. Mar 2011 – Mar 2017
Teams: Sales, Key Account Management, Customer Care, Account Service & Driver Center

Regional Director, HL Display AB. Feb 2006 - June 2008 (Teams: Hungary, Czech, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria)

Managing Director, HL Display Hungary May 1999 - June 2008

Novartis Pharma Division, Hungary Feb 1993 - May 1999

Director of Customer service & Operations, Extended Management Committee member 1998 - May 1999 Customer Supply Manager, Customer service & Operations Dept. 1996 - 1998
Materials Manager, Planning, Information & Controlling Dept. 1994 - 1996
Controlling Assistant, Planning, Information & Controlling Dept. Feb 1993- 1994

Novartis Pharma AG.,CH Basle 1999
International coordination role for packaging material optimization


2000-2003 Founder and Advisory Board Member of InStore Magazine
2004-2007 Founder and Vice Chairman of POPAI Hungary (Point of Purchase Advertising International – US based, global, non-profit organization)
2007-2009 Chairman of POPAI Hungary
2013-2016 Sounding Board Consultancy Services, LeasePlan Corporation
2017 – present Board Member of the Hungarian Emobility Association
2017 – present Board Member of the Hungarian Leasing Association
2018 – present Ambassador of Magic Lamp Foundation
2019 – present Carbon neutral Sponsor of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Hungary


1992 -1996 Diploma in ECONOMICS, College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism, Budapest & Certificate in Marketing Communication and Advertisement
1996 – 1998 Professional Diploma in Management, Open University, Budapest
1998 – 2000 MBA, Open University, UK Milton Keynes
2011 Certified Trainer of Huthwaite International, UK
2016 Executive leadership programme Cranfield University, UK

LANGUAGES: Hungarian (native), English (fluent)

HOBBIES: gardening, sports (tennis, running), travelling, reading, games

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

AmCham is a very active, living organization with very adequate initiatives and programs. The membership is very colorful; a great community to belong to. There are very diverse topics and working groups, so it is easy to select those ones which are appropriate for a company and we can connect and contribute to it. I am fully endorsed the focus and values of AmCham.
The advocacy role is very strong; AmCham represents the voice of membership how and what to do for a more competitive Hungary, which we (as companies and also leaders, private individuals) all benefit from and even our children will take the advantages.
Always very relevant themes are in the focus, - basically for all players and industries - topics like digitalization, education or labour market subjects. Through meetings, summits, conferences and committee meetings all members can contribute, since collaboration is also an important value of the chamber and can get benefit from it for its close environment and/or own company.

What motivates you to be an AmCham Board Member/Supervisory Board Member?

The transparent and collaborative way of working at AmCham is very attractive for me. The dialogues with the different stakeholders and the result of these are amazing and I would like to be part of it and contribute to its further success. I see great team(s) and teamwork at the
organization, which I believe I can contribute to. I am eager to be part of this team, which works for Hungary to become a better country to live and work in; to be a more attractive, competitive and future proof country. I feel I can add value to AmCham’s activities and the way of working and the success of the chamber makes it attractive for me to put my time, energy and knowledge & experience in it.

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

I am a very passionate person with very high & positive energies and “can do” mentality. I have 20 years top management experience and worked in 3 different industries (pharmaceutical, marketing communication and leasing), which gives me wide breadth of view. With all my background, experiences and extensive network of people I can contribute to the team work of AmCham Board in order to further grow AmCham - as one of the most successful chamber of commerce in Hungary - and set & deliver challenging targets together with the Board members and the Membership. I have also experience to form and Chair an advocacy organization from the past (POPAI Hungary) and I am active board member of 2 associations (Hungarian Leasing and the Hungarian Emobility Associations). Thanks to my brave thinking, decisions and actions I’ve received the very first Manager of The Year Blue Innovation award in 2018. With my participation the Board could be more diverse and colourful!

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

We are Patron members.
Active participant of Business Meets Government Summits and conferences.
Put my company as active contributor to the Career Orientation Program.
Participating in some workforce PTF meetings.
Sponsoring in the last 2 years AmCham Independence Day Family Celebration event.
Invited speaker at the Leadership Masterclass programme.