Secretary General and Chief Analyst, BACEE, Budapest
Istvan graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), International Finances Faculty in 1983. In 1983 he took part in post-graduate training at Eurobanque, Paris; Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt and at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Between 1983 and 1988 he worked in different positions in the International Division of the National Bank of Hungary. In 1988-89 he was Head of Correspondent Banking at Budapest Bank, Budapest, in 1989-93 Head of the International Division, at Inter-Europa Bank, Budapest (member of the SanPaolo–IMI Group). In 1993-96 Worked as Secretary General of the Clearing Bank Association, based in Brussels. The main task in this position was to supervise an EU-financed project on the creation of a multicountry ecu (later euro) clearing system, the launch of the system and act as clearing manager.
Since 1996 Istvan has been the Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe. Between 1996 and 1998 he was based in Brussels and in 1998 moved back to Budapest. Supervises BACEE’s analytical work and acts as the association’s Chief Analyst. He is Visiting Professor at Financial University, Moscow.
István is a regular speaker at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, UK.