The most successful Hungarian companies and entrepreneurs in 2019 - Greetings by Dr Mihály Patai and Richárd Végh
Dr Mihály Patai, Chairman of the Budapest Stock Exchange, and Richárd Végh, Chief Executive Officer of the Budapest Stock Exchange
Another 50 inspiring and successful Hungarian businesses are joining the BSE50 community. This is the fourth year that we are publishing this brochure of the hidden gems of the Hungarian economy: companies that continue to impress us with not only with their fascinating stories, but also with their professionalism, flexibility, creativity, their innovative, world-class products, and unflagging ambition to grow.
Exemplary leaders - Greetings by Margaret Dezsé
Margaret Dezsé, EY Hungary
We have had the honour of supporting our colleagues at BSE and Figyelő for the third time now in compiling this list of 50 exemplary businesses operating in Hungary with either Hungarian ownership or having a connection to the country. These entrepreneurs, leaders and owners as well as their businesses have already demonstrated their merits and have achieved market positions that are sustainable on the long run. Their achievements make them great examples for the wider public and other entrepreneurs.
Simply the best - Greetings by Csaba Szajlai
Csaba Szajlai, Managing Editor, Figyelő
It is hardly a secret that in developed western countries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the economy. For historical reasons, however, it is only in recent decades that this sector has begun to grow in Hungary as well. Today however, their importance is indisputable: they are the largest employers and produce an increasing share of the GDP.
Successful transformation of the cooperative banking sector - Greetings by József Vida
József Vida, CEO and President of Takarékbank
By reforming savings cooperatives and merging them into a new, countrywide commercial bank, Takarékbank is currently showing the greatest transformation on the financial market. Although this multiyear project is still underway, its results are already visible.