Dr. János Illéssy (born in 1962) holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Budapest Technical University and received MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Early in his career he worked for Pannonplast, a plastics producer listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange, as consultant, controller, Chief Financial Officer and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Between 2001 and 2003 he was CFO of BNP Pariba’s Hungarian operations. Between 2004 and 2007 he worked as CFO and member of the Board of Directors of publicly listed BorsodChem. Currently, he is the managing director of his own venture Lebona Kft. and CFO of the Hungarian SME and trading company Ventil. He teaches MBA level Corporate Finance at the Institute of International Business Relations, Berlin and at the Corvinus University, Budapest.