Daniel Antal

Skills

Management Consulting

I help my clientst to understand strategic challenges, measurement of the issue and creating data-driven interventions for measureable results.

Valuation

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.

Regulation

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.

Analytics

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.

Data collection and Design

I support my work by creating statistics, data gathering, survey design, sampling, pre-processing and integration with your existing management data.

R

I mainly work in the R language with Rmarkdown/Rshiny/bookdown/blogdown for reproducible reporting. I have experience in C++, Python, GAMS, Pascal, Javascript languages, too.

Languages

My mother tongue is Hungarian. English: C2, near native. Dutch: passive C1, active B2. German: passive C1, active B2.

Analogue Photography

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.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
2015-07-01 – Present
Den Haag, Netherlands

Senior management consultant and data scientist

CEEMID / Visegrad Investments

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.

 
 
 
 
 
2010-01-01 – 2015-06-30
Budapest / Bucharest / Den Haag / Prague

Senior management consultant

Candole Partners / Visegrad Investments

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.

  • Financial and economic planning for transport and energy infrastructure projects (CBA, NPV, IRR, demand, ex ante, ex post evaluations, corporate and EU funded)
  • Management consulting with corporate finance and quantitative methods (NPV, IRR, ROIC, sales forecasting, cost drivers, time series or panel data analysis)
  • Regulatory impact assessment, compliance issues, regulatory changes (tariff calculations, impact on revenue, market share, taxation, etc, SCP and competition authority models)
  • Supporting foreign direct investment / buy-side clients (market research, target and location selection, due diligence, fair value)
  • Experience in managing a small fund with one acquisition, transactional support, disinvestment. Experience in transport, energy, media, online publishing, copyrights, insurance.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
2008-09-01 – 2009-12-31
Budapest

Senior Conultant

ITCB Consulting - Visegrad Investments

Taught electronic engineering and researched semiconductor physics.
 
 
 
 
 
2004-03-15 – 2008-08-31
Budapest

Railway Regulator

Hungarian Rail Office

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.

 
 
 
 
 
2002-07-15 – 2004-03-15
Budapest

Senior policy advisor, director strategic information management

Ministry of Economy and Transport, Hungary

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.

 
 
 
 
 
1999-09-01 – 2002-07-14
Budapest

Junior banking consultant

ITCB Consulting - International Training Centre for Bankers

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.

 
 
 
 
 
1998-07-01 – 1998-09-30
Budapest

Trainee

Magyar Telekom

Trainee at the strategy unit (the company at that time was called Matáv). Introduced into long-term planning, product development and the creation of a daughter company for a multinational, NYSE/BSE listed company. First published paper with my mentor.

Selected Publications

Slovakia’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summerized for the the number of works that were created, recorded, staged in Hungary in a year. We calculated their revenues, their value added, their employment effect and the investments of the recording industry.
2019

Being visible in the world is always difficult in the Central and Eastern European region. Made in Hungary is the first book in the Popular Music Studies series of Routledge from the region. A description of our first datasets, the motivation of the research and the CEEMID concept is laid out as a closing, quantitative chapter in the book.
2017

Creating better national cultural statistics with Eurobarometer datasets and ESSNet-Culture technical recommendations
2015

Hungary’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summerized for the the number of works that were created, recorded, staged in Hungary in a year. We calculated their revenues, their value added, their employment effect and the investments of the recording industry.
2015

An economic analysis of the evolution of private copying, its benefits for the Hungarian households and the equitable remuneration for music and film copyright and neighboring right owners. Review of the technological and regulatory evolution of the PCR regime in Europe.
In Proart, 2013

An empirical review of various problems in Hungary’s newly liberalized rail freight market. I conducted the survey with the help of railway undertakings and authorities in my capacity as Commissioner for Rail Regulation. The findings were used to support the government bill to establish the rules of the liberalized railways in Hungary, subsequently the Act on Rail Transport 2005183.
Scientific Review of Transport, 2004

Recent Publications

Slovakia’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summerized for …

Being visible in the world is always difficult in the Central and Eastern European region. Made in Hungary is the first book in the …

Creating better national cultural statistics with Eurobarometer datasets and ESSNet-Culture technical recommendations

Hungary’s first music industry report. Following the three income streams model from creation till audience, we summerized for …

It is AmCham’s view that Hungary does not have a consistent energy policy evaluation framework that would enable policymakers and …

An economic analysis of the evolution of private copying, its benefits for the Hungarian households and the equitable remuneration for …

A localization of the measuring European Public Sector Information resources for Hungary in the fields of Business information, …

An overview of the branch line and regional railway problem in the context of the new European open-access, marginal cost based …

An empirical review of various problems in Hungary’s newly liberalized rail freight market. I conducted the survey with the help …

An overview of the mainstream economics view of money functions and the sociological and Austrian views. While microeconomic theories …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

The CEE indepdendent labels in global competition.

Pricing methods in the CISAC Good Governance seminar for author’s societies.

Daniel Antal presented the preliminary findings of the Croatian music industry research in the International Authors’ and Creators’ …

Recent Posts

More Posts

Career in music can lead to higher life satisfaction than other similarly paid jobs in Europe. However, music market stakeholders …

We see common threats and common opportunities with the national implementations of the DSM Directive. While it is not addressing …

Since most music professional work in microenterprises, or as freelancers, they usually do not participate in economic statistical …

The analytical functions of the package create the usual economic impact analysis, including direct effects, multipliers on gross value …

In Europe, there is a big difference between the use of electronic entertainment devices in richer and poorer countries. Nevertheless, …

Projects

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CEEMID

CEEMID

Market Reports

Market sizing, research and forecasting reports.

R

Creation of the economic impact assessement package iotables.

Grants

Ex ante and ex post grant evaluation

Pricing

Optimize pricing or review regulated prices

Royalties

Valuing music, film, and projecting royalty flows.

Photography

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.

Liberty with Ensign Selfix and Rodinal

I am always happy to meet friends, fellow colleauges or collectors.

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Or on flickr:

Budapest 100 / Bauhaus

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