Szabó János_fotó


Chief Financial Officer,
Magyar Telekom

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.

From 1995 he 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. From April 2013 he is the Chief Financial Officer of Magyar Telekom.

Nikolay Vassilev_fotó


Managing partner,
Expat Capital

He has been part of two governments of Bulgaria. He served as deputy prime minister and Minister of the Economy (2001-2003), vice-prime minister and Minister of Transport and Communications (2003-2005) and Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform (2005-2009).

Since 2009, Vassilev is managing partner at Expat Capital - with its licensed wholly owned subsidiary Expat Asset Management, it is one of the largest independent asset management companies in Bulgaria. Expat manages hundreds of individual investment portfolios, 3 mutual funds with global focus, and a family of ETFs tracking the performance of stock indices from the CEE region.

Previously, Vassilev was senior vice president at Lazard Capital Markets – London (2000-2001), and associate director at UBS (UBS Warburg Dillon Read) in the Tokyo, New York, and London offices (1996-2000), working in the area of equities and emerging markets. He was also a tax adviser at Coopers & Lybrand in Budapest, Hungary (1993-1994).

Vassilev holds a Master of Arts degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University, US (1997) with an exchange program at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), as well as two bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York, USA (1995) and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary (1994), and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 1999. He speaks English, Hungarian, and Russian and has basic knowledge of French, German, and Japanese.

Currently, Vassilev is a member of the board of the Bulgarian CFA Association.


Fekete Beatrix_fotó

Beatrix FEKETE

Beatrix joined Portfolio in 2006 as an intern. She graduated in Finance from the Corvinus University of Budapest. She is the senior analyst of the share divison of Portfolio and is tasked with the fundamental analysis of foreign enterprises. Beatrix is an expert of the technology sector and aviation.