Invitel Group

Top management

David Blunck
Chief Executive Officer

David Blunck has held the position of Invitel Csoport’s Chief Executive Officer since January 14, 2015, having first joined Invitel Csoport as Chief Financial Officer in September 2012. Prior to joining Invitel Csoport he held senior finance positions with Colt Technology Services, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United Kingdom and the United States. He earned an MBA from Indiana University and completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in the United States.

Ádám Bognár
Director of Technical Operations

Ádám Bognár has held the position of Invitel Csoport’s Director of Technical Operations since January, 2014. He has served in several other technical management positions at Invitel Csoport, most recently as Senior Network Development and Operations Manager, and previously as Head of Network Development and ICT Director at FiberNet, which Invitel Csoport acquired in 2010. Bognar began his career at HBO Central Europe and has been working in telecommunications and broadcasting for over 15 years. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Budapest.

Gergő J. Budai
General Counsel and Deputy CEO

Gergő Budai joined Invitel Csoport in April 2012 as Invitel Csoport's General Counsel and Deputy CEO responsible for legal, regulatory, compliance and quality assurance. Since April 2015, as Deputy CEO, Gergő's responsibilities also include HR and Facilities. Gergő began his professional career at the international law firm, White & Case LLP. He worked at White & Case offices in Brussels, Washington, D.C. and Budapest with clients like BAA International, the Hungarian State, Colgate-Palmolive, AIG New Europe, Schering Pharma, Bridgestone, ITD Hungary, Bayer, Hungarian Development Bank, Novartis, ÁPV Zrt. (State Privatisation and Holding Pte. Ltd.) and MNV Zrt. (Hungarian State Holding Company Pte. Ltd.). Prior to joining Invitel Csoport, Mr. Budai served as Director for Legal Affairs at Pfizer since 2007, with responsibility for Hungary, Romania, and the Czech Republic.

Áron Javorniczky
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate and Wholesale Business

Áron Javorniczky is managing the Corporate and Wholesale Business as Chief Operating Officer since January, 2014. He started his career in the company in 2004 as Regulatory Analyst, continuing as Strategic Advisor from 2005 and Business Development Manager from 2006. From 2008 he was responsible for the management of technical, marketing and content development areas linked to Invitel Csoport’s television services. From 2010, he worked as the company’s Director of Business Development, and, prior to his present appointment, from May, 2012 he held the position of Head of Strategy and Special Projects. Áron Javorniczky obtained his degree in economics from the Budapest College of Communications, studied at the University of Tampa in the United States, and, most recently, completed the Executive MBA programme of the Central European University.

Marianne Langsteiner
Chief Operating Officer, Residential Business Unit

Marianne Langsteiner was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Residential Business Unit as of February, 2015. Previously, from June, 2012, she acted as Invitel Csoport’s Residential Marketing Director. She was responsible for the creation of a client-focused and competitive product portfolio, and the development of services in line with customer requirements. She has two decades’ experience in the domestic telecommunications sector.
Marianne Langsteiner qualified as a certified Economist in the legal predecessor institution of Budapest Corvinus University. She then obtained a diploma of electrical engineering from the Kandó Kálmán Technical College of Electrical Engineering. She held senior positions in Magyar Telekom and its predecessor companies. She acted as Marketing Director for T-Mobile and later for T-Mobile and the T-Home business unit from 2005 and 2008 respectively, taking responsibility, amongst others, for the rebranding of what was formerly known as Westel. Following this, in the period prior to joining Invitel Csoport, she was Marketing Director of MALÉV Légiközlekedési Zrt., heading the company’s marketing, product development and e-business efforts.

Imre Mártha
Chief Operative Director

Imre Mártha has been Chief Operative Director of Invitel Csoport since March 2013. His primary responsibility is to manage the client and partner relationships that are key to the company’s successful operation. As part of his activities he manages co-operation with key customers, also being responsible for maintaining and developing partnerships with Government and strategic market players. As a Cambridge graduate in economics, he started his career in the energy industry in London at the European subsidiary of the American giant Enron. In 2001 he was appointed Managing Director for Energy Assets at the Hungarian State Privatisation and Asset Management Agency. He served for nine years at Magyar Villamos Művek Zrt. (Hungarian Power Companies Ltd.) as Commercial Director, Deputy CEO and finally CEO. At MVM he gained wide-ranging telecommunication industry expertise due to the Company’s extensive telecommunications interests.

Ákos Balogh
Chief Financial Officer

Ákos Balogh has held the position of Invitel Csoport’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2016. He started his professional carrier at Philip Morris International, where he held various senior positions in Finance, Business Development and M&A – in Hungary, Switzerland, Thailand and Philippines. Following this he also served as regional CFO at GE Healthcare and as Country CFO at Novartis Romania. Prior to joining Invitel Csoport Akos worked in the payments processing industry as regional CFO at the Nets Group in Scandinavia and also at Euronet Worldwide. Balogh Ákos completed the Financial Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School and he is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in the United States.

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