Energy leaders

As a thoughtful and forward-looking company and an innovative brand, it is our vision to deliver sustainable business benefits for our partners with the best energy solutions available today and become a company of the future by joining forces.

The Company’s ultimate decision-making body is the Board of Directors consisting of 7 Members. The Members of the Board of Directors are the legal representatives of the Company. The Board of Directors coordinates and controls ALTEO Group’s management, provides guidance and formulates the Company’s business and development plan. The Board of Directors includes at least three Members who are natural persons. The Board of Directors elects its own Chair from among its Members. The Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Meeting for a fixed term of up to 5 years.

In 2016, all Members of the Board of Directors were given mandates until 30 April 2020.

Members of the Board are:

 
  • Attila Chikán Jr.
    Attila Chikán Jr.
    CEO
  • András Papp
    András Papp
    Deputy CEO
 
 
  • Domonkos Kovács
    Domonkos Kovács
    M&A and Capital Markets Director
  • Zsolt Müllner
    Zsolt Müllner
    Member of the Board of Directors
 
 
  • Gyula Mező
    Gyula Mező
    Member of the Board of Directors
  • Ferenc Karvalits
    Ferenc Karvalits
    Member of the Board of Directors
 

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Attila Chikán Jr.
CEO

Mr. Chikan has been the CEO of ALTEO since its establishment in March 2008. Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer of EETEK Holding where he played a pivotal role in making energy investments amounting to over HUF 10 billion.


Prior to that, worked as a financial and investment analyst, holding different positions.


He received his degrees from the University of Economics of Budapest (now Corvinus University of Budapest) and the College of Foreign Trade (now a part of the Budapest Business School).


Active in addressing sustainability issues, the CEO has a topical blog called Chikansplanet.


Mr. Chikan has been the elected president by the general assembly of Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), since 2016.

András Papp
Deputy CEO

An expert with considerable experience in the energy industry, he has been the Deputy CEO of ALTEO since June 2015.


Prior to that Mr Papp was the Managing Director of Sinergy Kft. For nearly 10 years, he started his career working in different executive positions for a company that distributes and operates building services and energy systems.


He has more than 10 years of experience in the energy industry.


Awarded his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology And Economics.

Domonkos Kovács
M&A and Capital Markets Director

Mr. Kovács has been with ALTEO since March 2012.


Has more than 18 years of experience in investment analysis, acquisition and capital markets.


Graduated from the Faculty of Finance of the University of Economics of Budapest (now Corvinus University of Budapest) in 1993. After graduation he worked in the Corporate Finance Department of CAIB Értékpapír Rt. where he was involved in many IPO and acquisition advisory projects. From 1997, he was the Director heading the Corporate Finance Department at CAIB.


He was Investment Analysis Director at Wallis Zrt. from 2000 and then became Group Controlling Director in 2005. He was Director for Valuation & Modelling at the Financial Advisory Department of Deloitte Zrt. between April 2008 and March 2011.

Zsolt Müllner
Member of the Board of Directors

Zsolt Müllner has been a Member of the Board of Directors since February 2015.


He has been the CEO of the Company’s current majority shareholder since 2010. Prior to that, he held the same position at Wallis Zrt. from 2007.


An economist, graduated from the University of Economics and Public Administration of Budapest (now Corvinus University of Budapest). After graduation, he was actively involved in the establishment of the International Business School, acting as the head of this private college for two years. Subsequently, he spent 10 years as the Managing Director of Wallis Motor, the primary distributor and importer for BMW in Hungary.

Gyula Mező
Member of the Board of Directors

Gyula Mező has been a Member of the Board of Directors since November 2015.


Holding an MSc in Engineering and an MA in Engineering Economics, he is currently a Member of the Board at Graboplast Zrt. and FoxPost Zrt. and the CFO of WALLIS ASSET MANAGEMENT Zrt. He was the Chief Asset Management Officer for VENTURIO Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt. and PERION Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt. Previously, he was the CFO of Citibank for 8 years.

Ferenc Karvalits
Member of the Board of Directors

Ferenc Karvalits became a banker in 1990. From 1996, he was the Head of the Banking Department at the National Bank of Hungary, moving on to hold the positions of Managing Director between and Member of the Board between 1998 and 2001.


Subsequently, he became Deputy CEO at Wallis Zrt. until 2002. Between 2002 and 2005, he was a Member of the Board of Directors at Wallis Zrt., while holding the position of CEO at CIB Bank. In April 2005, he became the Vice President of FHB Bank and a Member of the Monetary Council.


From 2013, he was involved in the activities of Venturio Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt. and later PERION Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt., first as an advisor and then as a Member of their Boards.