|Residence||Budapest, Hungary (partly New York, NY, USA)|
|Video Link||Watch my video|
|Professional Career||Strong in sales, consulting, business development by networking and managing projects. My background involves sales at various financial companies, running my own consulting SME, raising fund for and managing early phase (startup) companies and mid term projects. Please refer to my LinkedIn account for many more details.|
|AIESEC Experience||AIESEC active years 1997-2004, Alumni active years ever since. 1997: Founder of LC Szeged, 97-98 LCP, 1999 trainee at the I-Can foundation in South Africa, 2000-2001 MC VP Hungary, responsible for Xchange development (ICX), National Support for MC HU in 2002 (trainer, coach), 2003-04 Projects team leader on mainly local and national level.|
|Alumni Experience||Alumni active years begun in 2004, or so to say, at my second LC time in 2002. Since than, I’ve been involved in organising nearly all alumni event in the LC, has been a support for many of the MC teams over years. Actively participating in national alumni events and has always been supporting the alumni to alumni network to turn meetings into business opportunities – both in my business and in connecting peers to peers 🙂|
|What is your vision for AAI?||For many years I’ve thinking, the world should be run by decisions made in a global discussion of responsible people. Later on, I thought, AIESEC should work like that. Now I think AAI shall, and that is a heritage AAI can lend to the alumni, to AIESEC and to the world as well.|
|What skills and perspective would you bring to the Executive Board?||Have experience in managing Startup campaigns in more manners (preparing original planning, raising funds, developing products and services, running early phase, communicating with the fund management, and so marketing and business development in the same phase). Managing and leveraging professional networks. The most important perspective is that I have been working in all my life based on the vales from AIESEC: The opinions of other colleagues was always respected, team was always more valuable to me than some ego, and many times this setup worked provenly better than classic, “who’s the boss” manners.|
|What, specifically, would you most like to work on as an EB member?||PROGRAMMES, especially ISUM|
|Are you willing and committed to undertake responsibility for developing, implementing and overseeing specific tasks at AAI?||Yes
Comments (optional): beside above, my plans involve to be AAI team member first with allocated responsibilities as second
|Will you be able to attend two in-person meetings per year and participate in monthly calls?||Yes
Comments (optional) : currently working as a member of a virtual team already 🙂
|Please provide (optional) links to your social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Xing.||LinkedIn
|Will you be in Warsaw for the election on August 21?||Yes|
|What is your term availability?||Available for any term up to three years|
AIESEC and Alumni experience
|I know Krisztian since my MC term in 2008. He was one of the most supporting alumni, in terms of availability and ideas. He challanged us in many ways, helped my international MC members to find their ways in Hungary, and he also was charing one of our national conferences that year, which was in fact one of the most memorable events of our times, which is not a surprise, considering the preparation time he allocated for the event. At the end of my MC term we also invited him to be part of the Strategic Advisory Group (SAG), serving as advisor to the MC.
Krisztian makes every time of working with him a memorable time. I must mention, he is fun to talk or work with and he does have solutions to certain situation as creative as no one else usually does.
Krisztian for many years have been managing early phase SME comapnies, nowadays called startups. He is involved in respective programmes as well as is educated in how to run funding campaigns for them as well as how to manage the uncertain environment of such a company by levaraging the stakeholder’s business network.
|Gabor ‘Cse’ Cseffalvay
AIESEC and Alumni experience
|I know Krisztian since his MC term in 2000, when he was responsible for Exchange and External relations in the MC team of Hungary, and I was one of the advisor alumni member to that team. Since then, we have met several times. Krisztian participated on many of my trainings, asked for my consultation on issues from business to personal.
How I saw on my trainings, Krisztian was always a great team member. Inspirational to the others, always full of ideas and generally a fun person to work with. He also lives a life where business is happening virtually, so AAI board type of team setup is nothing new to him.
Krisztian for many years has been managing early phase SME comapnies, nowadays called startups. He is involved in respective programmes as well as is educated in how to run funding campaigns for them as well as how to manage the uncertain environment of such a company by levaraging the stakeholder’s business network.