Ambassador János Csák

Member of the Board 

János Csák is an economist, sociologist, Ambassador, management and strategic consultant.  Currently he is Managing Director of his management consulting company Mobilnet Ltd. and serves on the board of Gedeon Richter Plc. and Bank of China (Hungaria) Ltd. as non-executive director. His advisory work includes corporate strategy and finance, organisational development and leadership. Ambassador Csák is a member of the faculty at SEED, a business school based in Budapest.

János Csák

János Csák

János Csák served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary accredited to the United Kingdom (2011-14). Prior to his ambassadorship, he was a corporate executive, management consultant and private investor. During his career he worked in executive positions and as a board member for several companies in Europe, the USA and Australia including MOL Group (chairman), T-Mobile Hungary (chairman), and Creditanstalt Investment Bank (CA-IB), Budapest (GE Money) Bank, Falcon Oil and Gas, Wildhorse Energy Ltd. He worked as treasurer of Matáv (now Magyar Telekom) and managed the process to list the company on the New York Stock Exchange in 1997. In 1996 he was a Senior Treasury Advisor at Ameritech Corporation (Chicago, USA).

In 2009-10 he was a visiting fellow in political economy at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

Ambassador Csák holds an MSc in Finance and Sociology, Corvinus University (Hungary, 1987), and completed the Challenge of Leadership Program, INSEAD (France, 2000) and the Executive Program, at the University of Michigan Business School (USA, 1996).

He is a member of the supervisory board of the Saint Francis Foundation of Déva. In 2003 he founded the Kálmán Széll Foundation a Business Leaders’ Association for Prosperity and Ethical Conduct.

In recognition of his economic and social activities he was awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary in 2010. He was conferred the Honorary Citizenship of the 20. district of Budapest (2013), and the Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (UK, 2013).

He is married to Júlia Márton, they have four children. In his spare time he studies philosophy, theology and history, translates literature and social sciences from English, and enjoys friends.