Boyden Expands in Hungary

Boyden Budapest Judit Szalóky Tóth

May 31, 2018 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open more locations. Among them, Boyden has relaunched its Budapest operations with the addition of Judit Szalóky Tóth as a partner in Hungary. Boyden plans additional expansion in Budapest to meet market demands in coming months.

Ms. Szalóky Tóth has more than 20 years’ experience in executive roles and more than a decade in C-suite business consulting at high-level globally listed companies, providing counsel to more than 100 local and international clients. She brings versatile leadership and search professional experience in consumer packaged goods, retail, data management, media and digital marketing as well as functional areas including general management, digital transformation, data & analytics, organization development, compliance, turnaround management, sales and marketing, supply chain and logistics.

Previously, Ms. Szalóky Tóth was Nielsen’s regional director, marketing communications for Central and Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Prior to that, she was a managing director of Nielsen Hungary, then regional director, consumer insight, and a member of the CEE regional leadership team. Previously, she served as chief marketing officer and management team member of Zwack Ltd. She began her career in sales, marketing and business development roles at Unilever.

Welcome Addition

“Judit brings an impressive track record that will be valuable for our global consumer & retail, healthcare & life sciences and technology practices,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “She is well-known throughout Hungary and Eastern Europe as a management expert and standout consultant in markets where Boyden is already a premium service provider.”

Peter Forgacs, managing partner of Boyden Hungary, spoke highly of her as well. “Judit will be an outstanding addition to Boyden Hungary and a great asset in Russia, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic and other markets in Central and Eastern Europe,” he said. “She excels in client relationships and business development, and is a sought-after speaker at top business and educational conferences.”

Hungary, as an active member of the CEE region is an important part of its extensive economic development. The country’s major industries include food processing, pharmaceuticals, motor vehicles, information technology, chemicals, metallurgy, machinery, electrical goods and tourism. Based on a CEE study earlier this year, Hungary is viewed as a “safe haven” for working capital, without major political or economic risks. Some of its well-known companies include the Fortune Global 500 firm MOL Group, the OTP Bank, Gedeon Richter, Magyar Telekom, CIG Pannonia, FHB Bank and Zwack Unicum.

Boyden is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. The firm connects companies with leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions.

Expansion Plans

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. Here are some related news items from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Datalogic.

Boyden strengthened its global social impact search practice with the additions of Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers as partners. Ms. Chupik is a higher education and public-sector recruitment expert. She has made hundreds of senior placements, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having recruited across Canada’s top universities and colleges, governments and NGOs.

Boyden strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder joins as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Ms. d’Arcangeli joins Boyden U.K. as a managing partner.

The firm named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its global industrial practice leader. He assumed the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years. Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board member, has more than 20 years experience in leadership consulting.

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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