Ildikó Szűts

Managing Director
Human Investment Tanácsadó Kft.

Ms. Szűts received her degrees from Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest and Budapest University of Economic Science (now: Corvinus University of Budapest). She began her professional carrier at the Education Centre of the Hungarian Chamber of Economics. In 1992, she founded the Human Investment Tanácsadó Kft, in which she led HR projects on privatization and liquidation proceedings, and worked with the HR system implementation of several international companies in Hungary. She was manager at the Hungarian Post for 11 years, first as human resource development director, then as deputy HR general manager, and finally, as deputy general manager while she was directing the company’s strategic, HR, communication and quality assurance departments. Between 2008 and 2010, she was the company’s first female CEO. Under her leadership, Hungarian Post won the World Mail Award twice, which is considered as the Oscar Award of post services. First, they won the price in People Management category, then in organisation management category. Between 2010 and 2014, she worked for OTP Bank Plc.. First, she was presidential senior advisor and oversaw communication areas, then she was supervisory board member of OTP Bank Ukraine and finally, former chairman of OTP Fund Services Ltd.. In 2014, she returned with innovative solutions to consultancy at the company she established 23 years before. Currently, she challenges herself with projects related to family businesses succession management, commitment development tasks, human risk management, and new organizational and leadership development methodologies. Since 2007, she is chairperson at the Hungarian Association of People Management, honorary associate professor at University of Pecs and senior lecturer Honoris Causa of the Budapest Business School. She received the Officer’s Cross Medal of the Hungarian Republic for her innovative work. In 2011, she was awarded with the Women Excellence Award by the American Chambers of Commerce. She is chairperson at Vodafone Foundation Hungary and member of the presidium at the National Association of Hungarian Executives. She gives lectures at national and international conferences and within academic circles regularly.