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Magyar Telekom appoints new Chief Human Resources Officer

Budapest, March 27, 2017 11:00

Magyar Telekom announces the appointment of Zsuzsanna Friedl as Chief Human Resources Officer (“CHRO”) with effect from May 15, 2017. Zsuzsanna Friedl will also become a member of Magyar Telekom’s Management Committee.

Zsuzsanna Friedl (40) 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.