About us / The Board

Chairman

Dr. Balazs FelsmannChairman

Currently Mr Felsmann works as a senior research associate in the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research at Corvinus University of Budapest. As a researcher, consultant and former state officer he has wide range of experiences on the institutional and competitive framework of the utility industries. As a former state secretary he participated in the preparation of several policy documents including the new Energy Policy of Hungary (2007-2020), the Strategy for Increasing the Share of Renewable Energy Sources (2008-2020), the Unified Transport Development Strategy (2008-2020) and various major pieces of the legislation regarding electricity, natural gas, renewable energies and transportation. As a consultant Mr Felsmann has worked on various projects on the field of energy sector for governmental organisations, NGOs, market leading industrial companies and international financial institutes. He coordinated a WorldBank ESMAP project for preparing a General Assessment Study and a Cost Benefit Analysis of the implementation of smart metering system in the Hungarian utility sector. He actively participates in the work of various scientific and business organisations of the utility area and on national and international conferences regarding energy policy and utility management topics.

Vice Chairman

András István TóthVice Chairman - electricity

He has worked at E.ON since 2009, previously worked as a consultant. Since 2012 he has been the Head of Power Procurement at E.ON Energiaszolgáltató Kft. and has the same position since 1st January 2014 at E.ON Energiakereskedelmi Kft.

Board Members

András HazlachBoard Member - electricity

He has been working in the electricity sector since 2001. In 2012 he became proprietary trading director at MVM Partner Zrt, in the previous year he was market development director at MVM Trade Zrt. Prior to that he worked six years abroad in different trading and chief trader positions at Mercuria Energy Trading SA, RBS Sempra Commodities Plc and Electrabel SA. Between 2001 and 2005 he worked at SUEZ Electrabel Group at Electrabel Hungary and Dunamenti TPP dealing with electricity market liberalization issues.

Gábor OrbánBoard Member - gas

Gábor Orbán is currently responsible for sales as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in the Hungarian Gas Trade Ltd. He is the member of the Executive Committee since 31 March, 2015 and is managing the work of the Retail and Wholesale Sales, Pricing, Trading, Business Development, Sales Controlling and Marketing departments.
In MVM Partner Ltd. he filled the position of Director of Wholesale and Portfolio Management between 2011 and 2013. Previously he acted in EMFESZ Ltd. as Trade Business Manager and later as President of the company’s subsidiaries in Poland.

Gergő BattaBoard Member - electricity

He currently serves as head of the company for Energiabörze Ltd. In 2008, he started to work for MAVIR in various market operation functions. He was responsible for elaboration of the market-based procurement scheme of

ancillary services. In 2015, he became head of trading at Energiabörze Ltd. He holds a MSc degree in mechanical engineering and a MSc degree in energy production engineering.

Imre FodorBoard Member - gas
Levente CsászárBoard Member - gas
Tamás HiezlBoard Member - electricity

He has been working in the electricity sector since 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he was an employee of EdF-DÉMÁSZ in various marketing functions. SInce 2007 he has been working at ELMŰ-ÉMÁSZ company group, first as head of sales support, and from October 2012 as portfolio management director.

Zsolt BorsányiBoard Member - gas

He is Gas Portfolio Management director since 2014 at Magyar Áramszolgáltató Kft. Between 2006 and 2013 he led Portfolio Management at E.On Gas Trade then he was the head of General Affairs Sales. 2009—2010 E.On Ruhrgas International Portfolio Manager. (Italy, Denmark, and CEGH portfolio)

Experts

Dr. Balázs KecskemétiExpert - electricity

Dr. Balázs Kecskeméti received his legal diploma in 2002, and has been working in the electricity business since then. He started at Démász Plc. as a legal clerk dealing with DSO regulatory affairs, then headed the group in charge of DSO relations, especially free market customers management and claims management. He was also the secretary of the Distribution Code Committee. Then at E.ON Customer Care Llc. he was heading a back office serving key account free market customers. Thereafter he was dealing with retail sales and product development at the Hungarian Branch of Alpiq Energy SE (formerly named as Atel Energy Trading Llc.) as a key account manager. Then, as legal counsel at ELMŰ Plc. he was providing full range legal support to the electricity sales (wholesale and retail) activities, carried out the legal support related to the startup of natural gas business (licensing, contractual background of retail and wholesale activities), supervised legal affairs of the Romanian subsidiary of the group, and participated in the preparation/implementation of complex transactions. As of 2016 works as an independent expert for end users and market players related to commercial regulatory and business issues.

He is the power market expert of HETA as of March 2016.

Dr. Judit GroszmanExpert - law

dr. Judit Groszman received her J.D. in 2005. During her studies she worked at the Budapest office of a Greek-Hungarian Law Firm, as paralegal. After receiving her J.D. she started her career in a law firm specialized in civil law as a trainee attorney, concurrently she was a legal advisor in a real estate agency at Budapest. Since March 2007, she has been working at Budapest law Firm No. 5000 as a trainee. After passing the bar exam, she established her law office, and since then she has been working with Budapest law Firm No. 5000. Her practice comprises of giving advice regarding electricity and natural gas regulation, real estate law, various agreements, and, in addition, corporate law. She is the legal expert of the Hungarian Energy Traders’ Association from January 2015.

Gábor BaliExpert - gas

BALI Gábor is a gas and oil industry expert with more than 18 years of professional experience. He is owner and managing director of BAL I.Q. Bt. and ENERGIQ Kft. and a founding member of EnAcTeam. Currently, he works in the energy sector as an expert invited by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority and the ministries supervising it. Earlier, he gained experience in the operation of the natural gas market as the gas economy director of Dél-dunántúli Gázszolgáltató Zrt. and chairman of the Commercial and Customer Service Committee of the Hungarian Gas Association as well as the chairman of the Directorate of the Kiskunság Zrt. He participated in the development of the new gas market model, and worked out a number of regulatory and business solutions. His professional field of interest includes the following areas: Energy market regulation, expert advice; Managing energy procurement, tendering procedures; Advice for market participants; Giving advice to gas users and Management of quality management systems.

Supervisory Board

Dr. András NémethSupervisory Board Member
József BankaSupervisory Board Member
Viktória VázsonyiSupervisory Board Member
Zoltán FazekasSupervisory Board Member