Zsuzsanna Friedl (born in 1977) graduated from the College of Foreign Trade, Budapest with a B.Sc. in Business Management. She then embarked upon her professional career by joining General Electric within HR, gaining valuable experience from a wide range of assignments including operations, compensation, management of unions, recruitment and selection, M&A and eHR.
From 2007 she worked at UPC Telecommunication as HR Director. Among a number of her major achievements here was the design and launch of a performance driven culture (along with the development of a new compensation structure with a strong focus on employee engagement), the design and leadership of a program created to identify and develop internal talent, alignment of the employer brand with the consumer brand and transformation of the HR team into what is effectively a business partnership model.
In 2014, she joined Microsoft as HR leader for Hungary, where she successfully implemented the new performance and development approach that was adopted globally; in addition, she was responsible for both the design and execution of the mid-term strategic plan’s people agenda, along with promoting and driving company transformation through culture and attitude change and managing effective succession planning for a variety of leadership roles.
From May 2017 she is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Magyar Telekom.