As a management consultant I apply a thoroughly professional approach based in economics, finance and data science. As a quantitatively trained financial economist, I use a variety of sound valuation methods, corporate finance models, forecasting tools and economic impact analysis for my recommendations, and I apply the standards and ethical guidelines of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. My work is always supported by rich factual data, analyzed with advanced econometric, forecasting or predictive analytics tools, including machine learning.
I have a degree in economic regulation and competition policy, and I have used my knowledge in competition law-based inquiries both on the side of the authority and subject of the inquiry as a corporation; similarly, as a former railway regulator and as a consultant I have experience in setting, recommending or challenging regulated prices of various products, services or royalties.
As a data scientist, I work within the reproducible research framework. I create reports and presentations that can be independently audited, and which refresh all tables, recommendation texts and charts with the latest internal and external data using program scripts mainly written in the open source R language. I have many years of work experience with survey data, open data, and various in-house ERP system data, transactional data or expert decision support systems. I can work with
C++ code, and I have experience working in Windows, Mac, Linux or cloud environments. I can create automatically refreshing pdf, word, pptx reports, regulatory filings or job aids. You can find some of my open source code on Github, figures of FigShare and datasets on the Harvard Dataverse.
You can read more about my professional methods in the Use cases section that I will regularly updated in the future. I put various publications on this website and shorter remarks in blog posts. You can find these clicking the top menus. For a complete list of references do not hesitate to contact me.
And at last, my hobby is analogue photography. I love to use cameras that are older than I am and shoot various format films that I can develop and print in a darkroom. If you share this passion with me, do not forget to check out the Photography section of this website.
CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst, 2014
Certificate of Public Administration, 2004
Hungarian Public Administration Institute, current name: Közigazgatási és Igazságügyi Hivatal
MSc Economic Regulation and Competition Policy, 2002
City University London
MSc Economics, major: Actuary Science, minor: Applied Operational Research, 2001
Budapest Corvinus University-Universiteit Maastricht
BSc Economics, 1999
Budapest Corvinus University
I help my clientst to understand strategic challenges, measurement of the issue and creating data-driven interventions for measureable results.
As a CFA charterholder with a degree in Competition Policy and strategy consultant I am very experienced with making valuations. My speciality is valuing intangible assets and pricing royalties.
As a consultant to regulated companies and a former railway network regulator, I am very experienced with regulatory and competition issues, and I work on RegTech applications that make regulatory filings and cases faster, more accurate and less burdensome.
My consulting advice and my RegTech and Advocacy Reports are based on predicitve, forecasting with various regression, panel regression, time-series and various machine learning models.
I support my work by creating statistics, data gathering, survey design, sampling, pre-processing and integration with your existing management data.
My mother tongue is Hungarian. English: C2, near native. Dutch: passive C1, active B2. German: passive C1, active B2.
This is my hobby - I usually carry around a camera that is older than I am. You can find me on instagram or Flickr if you want to see my pictures.
Experienced management consultant and senior data scientist who helps corporate and public clients with financial and business analysis, evaluations, regulatory impact analysis, market research and business planning.
Familiar with the economic, financial and legal aspects of acquisitions, investments and divestments, setting up and liquidating undertakings, economic analysis for competition law and merger approval, utility price regulation, assess to infrastructure networks. Team leadership, project management, budgeting. Experience with corporate C-level and board level decisions, public governance on national and EU level.
I started a foreign investments consultancy in Budapest with a small team in Budapest, later moved to the Netherlands and associated with Candole Partners, a consultancy that provides market and transaction analysis and advice to firms investing and operating across Central and Southeast Europe.
My company started cooperation with Candole Partners in 2010 and became associated in 2013. In Hungary it is chartered as VSG4 Investments and in the Netherlands as Visegrad Investments.
As Commissioner for Rail Regulation responsible for proposing a policy model and draft legislation for opening the Hungarian railway market for private entry (2005).
As first executive chairman of the railway regulatory body Hungarian Rail Office (2006-2008). Creating legislative and contractual arrangements for about 20 new entrants (third-party insurance, access rights and pricing, financial assessment of railway undertakings, etc) and to prepare ground for tendered privatizations in the railway cargo business.
After returning from London from a Future Leaders Programme with the Chevening Scholarship advisory position in Hungary’s EU accession and economic policy making.
Professional / advisory responsibilities: economic policy advisor on implementing EU energy and transport liberalization, institution building, oversight of a public sector information projects (ministry of economy and transport), ex-post evaluation of Hungary’s government investments, training ex post evaluation unit (national development agency), drafting railway policy option (transport minister)
Managerial responsibilities: consolidation of governmental information management systems, economic chapter Information Society Strategy of Hungary policy document.
Junior banking consultant at ITCB, a private know-how transfer entity that helped the transformation to a two-tier banking regime in Southeast Europe with vocational training and consulting services. Tasks: training needs assessment, business research in banking, insurance and mortgage markets (opened at that time for foreign investors and privatization).
On study leave from September 2001.
My hobby is analogue photography. I have been making photos since my childhood. I develop and print my black and white photos. My collection of analogue cameras is ranging from half-frame cameras that use a film size of 18x24 mm to early 20th century large format 9x12 cm folders. I almost always carry a camera that is older than I, on working trips usually a tiny halfframe, and on vacation a large-format folding and several other cameras.