Management

Christopher Mattheisen (1961) - Chief Executive Officer

Chris_Mattheisen_177x256 Mr. Mattheisen (born in 1961) studied economics at Indiana University of Bloomington and at Columbia University. He started his telecommunications carrier in 1993 as the Sales and Marketing director of Westel 900 in Budapest. Afterwards Mr. Mattheisen helped launch various Hungarian, Polish and Czech mobile service operators for U.S. West International. Between 1997 and 1999, he ran sales and marketing activities of MediaOne in London and later worked in Britain as a business, sales and marketing director of BT’s Cellnet. In September 2002, Mr. Mattheisen became Chief Officer of Residential Services of Magyar Telekom and in January 2005, Chief Officer of the Wireline Lines of Business (“T-Com”, including Residential Services, Internet and Network divisions). From December 6, 2006, Mr. Mattheisen has been the Chief Executive Officer of Magyar Telekom, since December 2006, he has been member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Tibor Rékasi (1973) – Chief Commercial Officer Residential

Rekasi_Tibor_177x256Mr. Rékasi graduated from the Budapest Foreign Trade College and then participated in additional business trainings in order to expand his business knowledge. He started his professional career at Integra Kft as account manager. From 1997 he worked for Unisys Hungary as a relationship manager dealing financial business partners and then as Director for Customer Relations. In 2000 he joined Cisco Systems Hungary where first he worked as Key Account Manager and then as Director of the Large Corporations Business Unit. In February 2007 he was appointed as Managing Director of Cisco Systems Hungary, and in this position he was responsible for the coordination of all domestic sales activities in addition to the operative management of the company. He joined the Magyar Telekom Group in September 2008 as Managing Director of IQSYS Zrt., asubsidiary of the Business Services Business Unit, where he took on the responsibilities of Commercial Director in addition to leading IQSYS Zrt. Between December 2010 and May 2011, he also acted temporarily as Head of Magyar Telekom’s Business Services Business Unit (T-Systems), while continuing his work as Managing Director of IQSYS Zrt. From October, 2012 until September 30, 2013 he was the chief officer responsible for the Sales Division of T-Systems Magyarország Zrt. From October 1, 2013 he has been Chief Commercial Officer Enterprise of Magyar Telekom and Chief Executive Officer of T-Systems Magyarország Zrt..

Péter Lakatos (1975) – Chief Commercial Officer SMB

LakatosPeter_177x256.jpgHe received a mathematics and physics degree from Eötvös Lorand University of Budapest, then an economics degree from the University of Economic Sciences. He started his career at DSS Consulting in 1999 as head of data mining, then, from 2004, he worked for IBM Business Consulting Services as lead consultant in business development and CRM projects. In 2005 he joined Vodafone Hungary, where he spent 7 years and has held multiple executive positions in the field of business and consumer services, first heading Customer Segment Management, then Enterprise Marketing and later Commercial Strategy and Planning. Since 2009, he has worked in the Chief Officer position of Vodafone responsible for strategy, brand, communication and business development. From December 1, 2012 he has been Chief Commercial Officer SMB of Magyar Telekom.

Balázs Máthé (1968) – Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer

Mathe_Balazs_177x256 Dr. Máthé received his law degree from JanusPannoniusUniversity, Pécs in 1995. His previous studies included EU Law Studies at the Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy and a few semesters at the Faculty of Arts (History and Languages) of JanusPannoniusUniversity. Prior to joining Magyar Telekom, he worked as an attorney at various international law firms for over a decade, including five years at one of the leading global law firms, Linklaters, where he was a Partner and the Head of the Corporate Department in Budapest. As an attorney, he specialized in cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He joined Magyar Telekom as Group Legal Director in 2007. He was appointed Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer of Magyar Telekom as of July 1, 2010.

Zoltán Kaszás (1968) – Chief Commercial Officer Enterprise (temporary)

Kaszas_Zoltan.jpgZoltán Kaszás graduated from the Technical College of Szabadka after which he obtained an economist, then an MBA degree from Corvinus University. During his career he worked at Szerencsejáték Plc., as the IT strategic manager of the Hungarian Post Plc., at the Budapest Airport and as the IT manager of MOL Group and OTP Serbia. During his career, besides designing, implementing and managing IT strategies, he participated in several major projects and as a sponsor he managed several acquisition processes from IT side. From December 1, 2015 he worked as the manager of T-Systems Hungary Plc.’s Info-communication Solutions Division. As of January 2016, he is Chief Executive Officer at T-Systems Hungary.

János Szabó (1961) – Chief Financial Officer

Szabo_Janos_177x256 He studied foreign relations at the University of Economics in Budapest. Starting his career in foreign services, he continued in various finance, accounting and consultant positions in the private business sector. He went on and took various senior management positions in finance and business at the Hungarian subsidiary and the European head office of Delco Remy, an American automotive industry supplier. Later he became CFO and managing director of a joint venture between Delco Remy and Hitachi. He joined Magyar Telekom in 2003 as the Finance Director of the Fixed Line Services of Business. In 2008 he became the Group Controlling Director of Magyar Telekom. Besides the continuous renewal of the controlling activity and the strengthening of the international cooperation he also took part in the management of key operational and strategic corporate projects.Effective from April 8, 2013 he has been appointed to the Chief Financial Officer position of Magyar Telekom.