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SCCH Board

MEMBERS OF THE SCCH BOARD

Thomas Straumits

President
MSD Pharma
Thomas Straumits graduated from Uppsala University in 1993 with a Masters in Pharmacy. He joined the commercial division of Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), one of the world’s largest multinational research-based, innovative biopharmaceutical companies. After roles of increasing responsibility and regional coverage, he continued his international career in 2007 in global HQ (US), in regional HQ (Switzerland) and later as CEO for the Hungarian affiliate in 2014.
He has served as President in multiple sector-related organizations and for several years led the community in the trade association in Budapest. Thomas has supported SCCH since 2016 on the Supervisory Board.

Roland Jakab

Vice-President
Ericsson
Roland has been working for Ericsson for 20 years, held various leading positions in business consulting, sales, marketing, general management - currently serves as head of strategy for Central Europe.
He is actively participating in leading roles in the work of cross-industry associations, professional platforms. Roland has been a Board Member of SCCH since 2013.

Csaba Szokodi

Vice-President
Mölnlycke
Csaba spent 35 years in healthcare, practicing medicine than managing medical technology businesses at different companies. Moved through various management positions. Served 7 years as managing director of Johnson&Johnson Hungary, led Siemens Health Care than since 2012 working for Mölnlycke in different local and regional roles.
Current position: Mölnlycke Commercial Excellence and Market Intelligence Director EMEA, LATAM Region. In these positions acquired valuable experience managing Medtech businesses in divers market environments, from Hungary to Latin America.
Also serving several years at board positions in different NGOs, like American Chamber, Hungarian Medical Device Manufacturer's Association where acquired experienced in cross-sector/cross-industry stakeholder management and built sufficient network.

Márta Böddi

Secretary General
Márta has been working as Business Consultant and Project Manager at Business Sweden (the Swedish Trade and Invest Council) for 14 years. She served as the Local Head of the company from 2013.
She provided advisory services and project management (start-up, market analysis, business development, marketing&communication, business promotion activities, HR, etc.) to Swedish SMEs and MNEs in the expansion process of their business in Hungary and other CEE countries. Márta has been a Board Member of SCCH since 2013.

György Nagy

Treasurer
Sigma Technology
György Nagy (b. 1974) is the country manager of Sigma Technology Hungary, a subsidiary of Sigma, a Sweden-based technical consultancy employing about 5,000 engineers worldwide.
Under György’s leadership Sigma’s Budapest site achieved a 10-fold increase in revenue, and with about 150 dedicated engineering professionals on board it is now among the fastest-growing Sigma locations.
György was already an SCCH Board Member between 2013-2018, and also served as SCCH Vice-President (2014-2018). He lives in Budapest with his wife and 3 kids.

Ákos Erdős

Director
Paprika Studios
Ákos Erdős joined Paprika Studios Group, the film and entertainment production company, as a Director of Operations and has been leading the company as a CEO since 2016. Under Ákos’ leadership the company grew its footprint covering CEE and the Baltics as well as strengthened its position on the market by becoming a leader in different segments of content creation and production.
Prior to his journey with Paprika Studios, Ákos spent 5 years leading the development and later the operation of the Origo Studios, the largest state of the art studio facility in Budapest.
Ákos has been part of the community of SCCH since 2017.

Péter Felfalusi

Director
Intrum Justitia
Péter joined Intrum, in 2003 as a Sales Director for Consumer Sales and became CEO in 2004. Intrum is currently the market leading CMS company all over Europe, with over 9000 employees worldwide and 400+ in Hungary. Prior to that he held various finance positions. He worked for Synergon as Finance and Treasury Director for 4 years and was a stock trader between 1996-1999. Since February 2013 he has been supporting MAKISZ (Association of Hungarian CMS Companies and Business Information Providers) as president, and since April 2019 as a member of the board.

Erzsébet Galgán

Director
Lindab
Erzsébet has been working as the managing director of Lindab Kft since 2016. She is also responsible for Finance, GDPR and HR areas of the company and fulfilling CEE region HR business partner roles as well.
She has 23 years management experience at various multinational companies focusing mainly on financial areas and led several big projects. 
Erzsébet is a newly elected Board Member.

Sándor Gönczy

Director
Electrolux
Sándor has been working for Electrolux Group since 1995. He graduated as a mechanical engineer at the University of Miskolc where after graduation he worked for 7 years. In the past 25 years he was able to demonstrate his talent in many different areas at Electrolux.
In his early carrier phase he was responsible for engineering and manufacturing, later on became plant manager. From 2006 till 2018 he was Vice president of different product lines within Industrial Operation at Electrolux Group in Europe and Middle East of Africa.
Currently he is the Vice President of Manufacturing at Electrolux BA Europe and responsible for the whole production and operation in the European Electrolux sites. He is also the managing director of Electrolux Lehel Ltd.
Sándor is committed supporter of contemporary art and he is living with his family in Fót. Sándor is board member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce since 2020, August.

Dávid Illés

Director
Volvo Trucks and Buses
David Illes graduated from Gothenburg School of Economics in 1992. After one year of studying International Business at University of Alberta, Canada he continued at London School of Economics and graduated with a Master in International Accounting and Finance in 1994.
He joined Swedish AGA Gáz Kft in Budapest as CFO in 1994 before continuing as CFO at Volvo Trucks Hungary in 1999 and was one of the founding members of the management to build up the Volvo Group’s presence in Hungary. After spending three years in the Volvo Truck Headquarter in Gothenburg, he returned to Budapest and Volvo Trucks Hungary as Managing Director in 2007 and has strongly contributed to the Volvo Group footprint in Hungary, both in the Truck and Bus segments.

Ákos Lukáts

Supervisory Board Member
Dometic
Ákos is the managing director of Dometic Zrt., leading the 300 employee’s refrigeration manufacturing operations of the mobile living solutions provider company publicly traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
He has actively participated at the SCCH events during his 11 years with Electrolux, where he held managerial positions at the Small appliances sector, in quality, product development, including an expatriate assignment in the US and managing the Hungarian factory 2011-2014.
Ákos is committed to enhance the cooperation of the Swedish businesses, where he can contribute with his experience in board functions of sports clubs and the Scientific Association of Mechanical Engineering.

László Molnár

Supervisory Board Member
Essity
László Molnár was graduated as an economist in Budapest, and after a short experience in the energy sector, he joined Essity (previously SCA Hygiene Products) in 1997.
He has a track record in both global and local functions, strategic and executive roles and held several positions in the fields of controlling, sales, marketing and project management.
Currently he is heading the Health and Medical Solutions division of Essity in Hungary and South East Europe.  

Péter Orbán

Supervisory Board Member
Orbán Consulting
Founder and CEO of Orban Consulting headquartered in Germany and with offices in Hungary, Poland and Romania. Prior to establishing Orban Consulting, Dr. Orban held managing director positions in various companies in Germany, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
He executed restructuring and organizational development projects both in mid-sized enterprises as well as in multinational companies, drawing on his extensive leadership experience.