Laszlo Robert Czirjak Co-Founder/Managing Partner
Laszlo Robert Czirjak, in Hungary since 1992, was born and educated in the U.S. His venture capital, private equity, investment banking and operational experience spans e-commerce, Internet, automotive and transport, financial services, consumer and retail, energy and power, health care, manufacturing, technology, business services, and media and telecom. Prior to founding iEurope, he was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company/BT Alex Brown in London, where he built the regional investment banking business in six countries in Southern Central and Eastern Europe from 1991-1998. He led over 20 major M&A and restructuring assignments involving over $1.5 billion and 24 significant debt and equity financings totaling over $3.2 billion. He advised on, sourced and executed various private equity transactions. He was CEO of Bankers Trust Rt. (Hungary). Earlier in his career in New York, Mr. Czirjak served as a Director at the Bridgeford Group and at IBJ Schroder Bank, US investment banking subsidiaries of the Industrial Bank of Japan. He has held positions at Goldman Sachs (in M&A and Project Finance) and in operations management at Chemical Bank. Mr. Czirjak served on the boards (or other similar governing bodies) of each of iEurope fund’s portfolio companies including ATech, Vatera, Kupi Me and others. He is a former member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee, of MOL Rt., the Hungarian Oil and Gas Company that is publicly traded on several European exchanges. He also served on the CEE advisory board of AES Hungary (subsidiary of NYSE AES Corp). He also currently sits on the local CEE advisory Committee of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors. He is a former President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary and is still active as Chairman of its Corporate Governance, Business Integrity and Entrepreneurship Committee, where he co-authored a position paper titled “Good Corporate Governance in Hungary” and a Hungarian English Glossary on relevant terminology. Mr. Czirjak is currently Chairman of the Board of United Way Resource Foundation in Hungary and is President of the Columbia University and Business School Clubs of Hungary. He is a Board member of the Hungarian American Fulbright Commission. He received a MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering, both with honors, from Columbia University in New York.
Kristina Perkin Davison Co-Founder/Managing Partner
Kristina Perkin Davison is a U.S.-born citizen holding dual U.S. and Hungarian citizenship. Prior to founding iEurope, she founded and managed New Europe Capital Partners LLC, an advisory company established in 1997 to assist U.S. and Western European companies with acquisition and greenfield projects in the Central European region. Ms. Davison’s industry experience includes e-commerce, Internet, financial services, industrial, technology, business services, media, and telecom. From 1989 to 1996, Ms. Davison worked for Bankers Trust Company. At Bankers Trust, she raised investment capital by selling investment management services to pension funds of multinational corporations and to the endowment and foundation market in the United States and Europe. She also served as an Emerging Markets Specialist at Bankers Trust where she was part of a team responsible for establishing a global emerging markets fund, and researching investments for the Eastern European sector of the fund. Earlier, Ms. Davison worked in the Eastern Europe Corporate Finance Group at Bankers Trust in London, Budapest and Prague, and worked on corporate finance transactions in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary and Russia. Ms. Davison served on the boards (or other similar governing bodies) of each of iEurope fund’s portfolio companies including ATech, Vatera, Kupi Me and others. She is also a Board Member of the Peter Westbrook Foundation, and a former Board Member of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In addition, she is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Co-Chairman of Friends of Harvard Fencing. Ms. Davison holds an MBA in International Business and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and an AB Honors Degree from Harvard University.
Zsuzsanna Ludwig Administrative Director
Zsuzsanna Ludwig resides in Budapest and is a Hungarian citizen. Ms. Ludwig has many years of experience in office management at multinational companies. Prior to joining iEurope she worked for Colgate-Palmolive Hungary, where she had budget responsibility for office management at their two facilities, including fleet management, purchasing, maintenance, legal matters and human resources (150 employees). From 1996 to 1998 Ms. Ludwig worked at Bankers Trust in Budapest in a similar function. Her background also includes specific experience in creating management procedures in the printing industry and book publishing. From 1990 to 1996 Ms. Ludwig worked as Administrative Assistant for the British Chairman of Révai Nyomda Kft., a subsidiary of Watmoughs (Holdings) PLC, a UK printing group. Prior she worked as the Personal Assistant to a Vienna based US book publisher. She is fluent in Hungarian and English.
Miklos Kovacs Director
Miklos Kovacs joined iEurope in 2011. Prior to joining iEurope, Mr. Kovacs gained operational experience through several positions at a multi-national corporation. He also gained transactional experience in the financial advisory sector. He has driven corporate finance transactions, financial controlling operations, and strategic planning efforts. From 2003 to 2009, he held several positions in operations management, business development, and financial controlling at DHL Supply Chain (a division of Deutsche Post AG that provides contract logistics services). In 2009 he joined MP Corporate Finance, a leading corporate finance advisory firm in Central and Eastern Europe, where he served as a transaction manager sourcing deal opportunities, valuing companies, and structuring and managing transactions throughout Central Eastern Europe. Mr. Kovacs’ industry experience includes manufacturing, logistics, transport, and technology. Mr. Kovacs holds a BA in Business and Administration from Jönköping International Business School, Sweden and an MA in Management & Organization from Corvinus University of Budapest. Mr. Kovács is a Hungarian citizen and resides in Budapest. He is fluent in Hungarian and English.
Aniko Losonczi Associate
Anikó Losonczi joined iEurope in January 2011 and has a background in agrobusiness. Ms. Losonczi was a Trading Associate in a fruit production and trading company from 2007 to 2010 where she helped to generate new business for the export/import department. She also maintained client relations. In addition she assisted in the management of the company’s real-estate portfolio. From 2006 to 2007 she worked at Aon Limited Insurance Broker in London where she was a Client Service Advisor. At Aon she worked on a team that covered UK based clients from the oil and gas industry. Ms. Losonczi holds a BA in Business and Administration from International Business School of Budapest. Ms. Losonczi is a Hungarian citizen and resides in Budapest. She is fluent in Hungarian and English.