The 23rd AmCham Annual General Assembly was held on December 6 at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. After the reports by outgoing President, István Havas, Secretary Treasurer Péter Fáth and AmCham CEO, Péter Dávid the General Assembly elected the new President and Board members.
William Benkő, Vice President of Business Development and Member of the Board at the DBH Group and Principal of Rózsakert Medical Center was elected as President of AmCham for two years.
Two new members were taken onto the Board: Edina Heal, Country Manager of Google Hungary andAndrea Juhos, Managing Partner of Lee Hecht Harrison Hungary. Márk Hetényi, VP of Finance EMEA for Flextronics and Eszter Szabó, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Leader, Central and Eastern Europe, GE were re-elected to the Board for their second term. For the full list of AmCham Board members please click here.
AmCham would like to thank Provident for sponsoring the General Assembly.
The General Assembly also gave a forum for the presentation of the Dr. Iván Völgyes Award which recognizes an individual’s significant contribution to the strengthening of US – Hungarian investor relations. This year the award was presented to Dr. Charles Huebner, an investment adviser, investment banker and an enthusiastic promoter of the Hungarian-American dialogue and cooperation.
Charles Huebner, as an investment adviser, investment banker and the first representative of The American Hungarian Enterprise Fund has done great deal for Hungarian-American commercial relations since the change in the system in 1990. He is also an active member and a past President of AmCham. He has been very active as a philanthropist and fund raiser for a number of important Hungarian cultural institutions.
Earlier in his career he worked at the United States Air Force and NASA’s Apollo program as an Officer, Project Engineer, and Manager. Later he joined the General Electric Company as a Senior Staff Executive responsible for businesses with revenues in excess of $10 billion. He has been in Hungary since 1990 when Dr. Huebner established, organized, staffed, and ran the operations of the Hungarian American Enterprise Fund (HAEF) in Budapest as the Executive Vice President and the Managing Director. Dr. Huebner received a Ph.D. from The American University in Washington, D.C. He earned an M.S. in Aero and Astronautics from M.I.T. and graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit.