… your competent partner in all personnel matters!

Our consultants support you throughout Hungary in every province. Our staff has well-founded, extensive, and diverse know-how in virtually all industries and occupations, as well as many years of experience. As a full-service provider in all personnel matters, we offer services in the areas of executive search, personnel consulting, personnel development, potential analysis, outplacement and temporary work.


Meet the team behind Hungary

Krisztina Pulay

Managing Director / Country Manager


Krisztina graduated as an Economist at the University of Economics and did her MBA at the University of Technology and Economics.

She started her career in the field of foreign trade. Due to her enthusiastic, proactive and professional attitude, she was promoted and became the Procurement Manager of a manufacturing company. A few years later she continued her career as a Managing Director and became responsible for the representation of a multinational company in Hungary.

In 1997 she joined to CATRO International Management Consulting Ltd. as a Senior Consultant. A year later she became the Managing Director of the company. She led the Hungarian subsidiary successfully for 13 years. In 2010 she joined to the ISG Group as a Managing Director – Country Manager, and the head of the ‘Consumer / Commercial Sector’.

Over the years together with her team they completed countless successful domestic and international Executive Search, Search and Selection, Outplacement, Assessment / Development Center, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Talent Search and Market Monitoring project. Moreover she developed long-term partnership with the leaders of multinational companies as well as the domestic large and medium-sized companies.

Tha main focus of her activities:

  • Building up and attendance of contacts with HR managers and Top Managers, Business Development activities
  • Coordination of International Corporate level and Regional cross-boarding businesses
  • Providing HR Consulting activity at Executive Search, Search and Selection, Outplacement, Assessment / Development Center, Talent Management, Organizational Development, Talent Search and Market Monitoring project.
  • Management Consulting

Language knowledge:

  • English: advanced level
  • German: communication level

Motto: ‘It does not matter where you start, what matters is the decision about where you eventually want to get to.” (Anthony Robbins)


Zsófia D. Varga

Senior Consultant


Ms Zsófia D.Varga started her professional career in corporate HR at Hungarian Turism Plc, where she was involved in internal HR audit and reorganization project including implementing new HR processes.

In 2005, taking use of her corporate experiences, she started with the Anglo-Saxon Recruitment International consultancy company and successfully coordinated Search & Selection of Senior Specialists and Executives in different business areas but with main focus on Corporate Finance, Banks and Shares Services.

After a successful 9 years she joined Korn Ferry International where she had the opportunity to work on C level Executives search projects focusing on Central European region.

After an intensive 2 years she wanted to return to the Hungarian market and she joined ISG team as a Senior Consultant where she is focusing on Executive Search and Headhunting projects in generalist function.

During her career she spent one year in Australia studying international HR and during this period she also had the pleasure to work for Woolworth chain commercial department.

In her free time she is actively taking part in Unicef’s Child Rights Education Programme as Trainer.

Language knowledge:

  • English: advanced level
  • Spanish: communication level

Motto: “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”


Nóra Németh

Senior Consultant


Nóra started her professional career in the Sales of FMCG sector. At the same time, she studied International Marketing as postgraduate at Budapest Business School (BGE).

After her graduation, she switched towards consultancy and joined the Hungarian subsidiary of Recruitment International Consultancy Group, where she spent significant time as a Senior and later on as Lead Consultant of the Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain Division.

Later on, she spent 5 years with the team of MP Solutions. Her portfolio was expanded here with further areas mainly Finance / Controlling, and HR, IT, Quality Management.

Nóra joined ISG‘s Executive Search & Headhunting Division as a Senior Consultant with the experience of hundreds of successful placements from Specialist to Top Management level in different market segments.

She considers it as her main strength assessing the Client demands correctly and transferring them into the targeted search strategy. She feels utmost delight when the Client and the right Candidate find each other.


FMCG, Retail, Pharmaceutical Industry, Telecommunication, Finance / Banking, IT etc.

Her personal sub-specialities do certainly include:

  • Executive Search, Headhunting, Direct Search projects
  • Account Management
  • Executive Consulting
  • HR Consultancy


Motto: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

(Albert Einstein)


Dóra Középesy

Recruitment Consultant

ISG International Executive Consulting Kft.
Palaház, Fő utca 14-18. B lépcsőház, 2.emelet
H-1011 Budapest


Dóra graduated as a language teacher at the Kossuth Lajos University of Debrecen, and also has a degree in foreign trade.

She gained extensive professional experience in international companies, worked as a Purchaser, Key Account Manager, PR and Communication Manager.

She spent the last 6 years in HR consultancy, mainly dealing with middle, top and expert positions, as well as being an Observer/Assessor and Project Manager for AC/DC processes. She participated in Outplacement processes, Career Counseling and Intercultural Training.

In 2019, she joined ISG team as a Consultant, focusing on Middle Management and Senior Experts.

She has an extensive experience in the following industries: Finance, Banking & Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Service Industry, FMCG.

Her personal sub-specialities do certainly include:

  • Execution of Headhunting/Direct search projects from negotiation with the Client to successful candidate placement (Preparation of Research Activity, Long-list, Interviewing, Testing, Short-list compilation, preparation of reports)
  • Development of Assessment / Development Centers, participation as an Assessor or Moderator
  • Conduct Outplacement ProjectsCareer Counseling

Motto: “Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”


Judit Simon-Száger

Senior Researcher


Judit graduated at Budapest Business School as Tourism Specialist then she spent several years working in mother tongue environment in order to master her English knowledge. Prior to her career at ISG, she worked at a private health care centre as a Front Office Coordinator.

She joined ISG in 2017 where she was first responsible for running the Front Desk. After being promoted to a Researcher in 2018 currently she identifies the different market segments and the potential relevant Candidates in order to support the work of Consultants.

Her personal sub-specialities do certainly include:

  • Handling of databases and records;
  • Keeping contact with Candidates;
  • Research,– mapping of different market segments, identifying target persons, contacting – direct search, headhunting;
  • Preparing Reports.

Motto: “You must always strive to be the best, but you must never believe that you are.”


Emese Gál-Sziklai

Senior Researcher

ISG International Executive Consulting Kft.
Palaház, Fő utca 14-18. B lépcsőház, 2.emelet
H-1011 Budapest


Emese obtained her master’s degree at University of Debrecen on the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

After completing her studies she has been working for 7 years as an Account Manager at a business management software company. She was responsible for clients in the SME sector.

She has joined ISG team in 2019 as a Researcher.

Her personal sub-specialities do certainly include:

  • Handling of databases and records;
  • Keeping contact with Candidates;
  • Research,– mapping of different market segments, identifying target persons, contacting – using direct search, headhunting and Executive Search methods;
  • Preparing Reports;
  • Provision of administrative tasks

Motto: „You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”


Andrea Sándor



Andrea graduated at King Sigismund College as Economist at Human Resources Faculty.  She has started work at TESCO first, then joined MOL and later she moved to Ceva-Phylaxia, where she has worked for several departments. Her work also included among others follow up of international research & development projects, her English language skills and people-focused way of thinking contributed to her work performance. She is a real life-long-learner, she’s always looking for new things and trainings, and continuously broadens her horizon.

Andrea joined the ISG-team as a Researcher and supports the work of Senior Consultants.


  • Research ̶ mapping different market segments, identifying target persons, contacting ̶ using Direct Search, Headhunting or, depending on the position level, Executive Search methods;
  • Contacting candidates, presenting them the profile and convincing them;
  • Preparation of reports;
  • Management of databases and records;
  • Supporting the work of Consultants


Motto: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” (Walt Disney)


Anna Krizsanyik



Anna studied at Budapest Business School’s Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality.

She has collected experience in several work projects and gained insight into the operation of different areas and sectors (e.g. tourism, banking, state and local government financed investments). All these experiences contribute to her professional development in order to become a great Researcher.

Anna joined ISG in 2021 as Researcher, and supports the work of the Consultants.

Her personal sub-specialities do certainly include:

  • Research  ̶  mapping of different market segments, identifying target persons, contacting –  by using Direct Search, Headhunting method or depending on the position level using Executive Search methodology;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Contacting Candidates, presenting the position, convincing;
  • Handling of databases and records;
  • Supporting the work of Consultants.


Motto: „Be like a flower, survive the rain but use it to grow.”


Barbara Bite

Senior Trainer & Coach



2015 SolutionSurfers – Briefcoaching – PCC
2015-2019 Nordske Gestalt Institut– Gestalt Therapist Training – in progress
2013 Gestalt Coaching Center – Leading Blind spots and Organizational Taboos – Coach Training
2013 Bewise – Action Learning Group Facilitator Training
2013 Captain – Captain Expert Training
2011-2012 Sämling Solution Consulting Ltd. – Team and Group Coach
2009-2011 Business Coach Academy – Qualified Business Coach
2011 Antares Group Ltd. – Transactional Analysis training
1999-2001 University of Pécs – Economist Msc.
1995-1998 College of Szolnok– External Trade Economist


  • Executive and Business Coaching
  • Communication, Assertivity, Stress Management
  • Team and Group Coaching
  • Delegation, re-structuring cooperation
  • Leader Development
  • Changes and Crisis Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Career Path
  • Dilemmas of young Top Level Official
  • Becoming leader, Talent Management
  • Motivation, recognition
  • Action Learning (group)
  • Time Management
  • Burn Out
  • Self Knowledge


In 2010 she and her companions established the Coaching Team professional community, and she has been working in the field of business as individual, Group and Team Coach, Action Learning facilitator and Trainer.

She is a member of the Hungarian ICF department, since January 2014 she has been filling a Vice-President post in the Hungarian ICF department. From 2015 she is the president of the Hungarian ICF.

She started the life of business with the past of a professional sportswoman. She gained wide experience at Baumax Hungary Ltd. where she learned everything that was possible about trade. In a short time she filled a Leader position where she spent more than seven years.

She could not avoid those problems which every manager has to face. Today she wishes as a Leader she had a Coach who supports, helps, asks, is there, holds a mirror, encourages, pulls down to the ground, practices with her etc. Then all of these she did not receive and she was forced to work on herself without any support which took a lot of time and effort. However, through all these own experiences she is able to help her customers more genuinely.


  • English

Motto: “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”– Muhammad Ali


Viktória Szabó




2018 Coaching Team – Coach
2017 Legacy – Trainer, team coach, facilitator training
2015 BME – Work and Organizational Psychologist
2013 BCE – Organizational communicator
2011 ELTE – Psychologist


As an organizational psychologist she works with individuals, groups and organizations. She believes, if we want to achieve a real and long lasting result we have to focus not only on the individual but also on the wider circumstances. During her work she supports people and organizations in finding the most efficient ways to do their best and also to bring the best out of each other.
In order to succeed she mixes the tools of solution-centered approach and positive psychology with the methodology of traditional development.


Organizational development projects
Attitude and skill development programs and trainings:
– Motivation
– Acknowledgment, feedback
– Assertive communication
– Self awareness
– Work orientation, career advising
– Time management
Open leadership and personality development programs

Motto: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.“ – Albert Einstein


Rita Gallen

Trainer & Coach



2015-2016 Watson Coach School Action-Oriented group coaching- 40 hours of coaching course
2014-2015 ’Train the trainer’ training qualification- 120 hour of coaching course- Tolerance Training Kft
2014-2015 ’Master coach’ qualification- 100 hour of coaching course- Tolerance Training Kft
2011–2012 DIADAL coach training 60 hour of coaching course- Businesscoach Kft
1996-1999 Business School, Faculty of International Communication, Publicity Major, Foreign Trade Economist Degree
1991-1996 Janus Pannonius University of Sciences, Faculty of Arts, English major
1989-1990 Tourist Guide Qualification


  • Handling of Emotions, Emotional Intelligence
  • Stress-management
  • Burnout, self motivation and energy level
  • Development of Executive Self-awareness
  • Leadership role, Vision and Profession
  • Work Life Balance
  • Time-Management and Personal Efficiency
  • Communication
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • 2-in-1 coaching: personalized development in English language, confidence-building, stress management
  • Professional experience
  • More than 2 decades in Executive Development: Business Coach, English language Coach and Trainer. Individual and Group Coach in Hungarian and in English language
  • Co-translator of methodological book:’ Toolful coach’
  • Founder of ‘Women Between Each Other’ community
  • Joined Coaching Team in January 2015
  • Coordinator of Lean In Budapest


  • 2016- TEVA Individual Coaching Process
  • 2015- Omya Hungary Kft.- Individual and Team Coaching, in progress
  • From 2013 Freelancer Business and Language Coach
  • From 2015 Coaching Team member, Coach, Trainer
  • From September 2015 NVA Coach, Trainer
  • From 2015- Lean In Coordinator
  • From 2014- facilitation of women workshop: ‘Women between each other’



Motto: „I believe, that without continous development of self-knowledge there is no progress. The biggest happines for me is, when we both are in flow, and the coachee gets closer to his/her goal on every session.”


András Makai B.

Senior Trainer & Coach



2010-2014 Gestalt-therpist training – Nordske Gestalt Institute, Gestalt-therapist
2009-2010 Flow Coaching School – Flow Group, Business Coach
2008-2009 Gestalt approached Organisation Development – Hungarian Gestalt Association
2008 Trainer Academy – GROW Group, Trainer
2007-2009 SZEVA – Flow Group, Organization Development and Change Management Consultant
2007 Coaching Approached Leadership Training, GROW Group
1993-1997 Technical University, Nagyvárad, High- Voltage Electrical Engineer
1987-1990 Temesvári Politehnica, High- Voltage Electrical Engineering Faculty


ARPe® Authority Responsibility Power expanding profile
GPOP® (Golden Profile of Personality)


  • Executive and Business Individual Coaching
  • Organization Development Projects


As Owner and Managing Director he successfully built up a medium sized company group. After 10 years he intentionally chose succession, handed over his position and limited his responsibilities to “simple” Owner duties. During these years he kept training himself since he was a way more interested in human energy and resources than his former field; electrical energy.
As a Coach and Trainer he supports his clients in realizing their obstructions and find their energy in order to change, feel and function better.
He works in Hungarian, Romanian and English.


  • Hungarian Gestalt Association (MAG)
  • European Gestalt Therapy Association (EAGT)



Motto: „Wasted energy is the most expensive one!”


Györgyi Szalay

Executive Coach


Her work is charactherised by system and solution-oriented approach and also by the effective combination of emotional and energetic coaching. Thanks to these the coaching process results in detectable and sustainable improvement in the personal managerial effectiveness, stress tolerance and conflict stability.

She spent more than 1500 hours coaching – Hungarian and German – clients and uses a wide range of methodological techniques what gives her the possibility to support her clients unfolding their abilities in the way best suited to their personalities and goals.

During her work she focuses on facilitating personalised solutions, improving individual abilities and resolving factors interfering the unfolding of the client’s abilities. Her methods applied during the coaching process are based on the integration of modern behavioural science researches and effictive coaching procedures.

Activity focal points:

  • Leadership development – Great ones from good ones!
  • Talent management of the highly important employees
  • Development of managerial effectiveness of experienced professionals
  • Intercultural personnel development
  • Development of cooperation – Conflict sesolution and dediation
  • Work-life balance
  • Stres management / Burn out prevention
  • Train the coach

Motto: “There is only one knowledge, the other is just jointing: Beneath you the earth, above the sky and in you are the ladder.”


Szilvia Malinovszky

Business Support Specialist


Szilvia graduated at College of Foreign Trade as Economist, later on at the Eötvös Loránd University as translator and interpreter. She spent several years at a multinational production company providing translation services for different departments (Sales, Production, Quality, Marketing, HR) and compiling company materials. She has gained many years of experience as top management assistant. She also worked for a translation agency as proofreader using and developing her language skills in Hungarian, German and English.
She joined the team of ISG in 2019 as Business Support Specialist where she is responsible for the full administrative support of the Consultants and strategic business support for the Management.

Main tasks:

  • Preparing proposals, contracts and tender documentations
  • Preparing information materials, presentations, statements and reports
  • Managing databases and files
  • Supporting the work of the Managing Director and the Consultants
  • Market Research
  • Keeping contact with the regional offices, business coordination
  • Employer Branding

Veronika Varga

Office Manager

ISG International Executive Consulting Kft.
Palaház, Fő utca 14-18. B lépcsőház, 2.emelet
H-1011 Budapest


Veronika graduated at Szent István University in Jászberény. Prior to joining ISG, she spent 9 years at a leasing company as an office manager – receptionist. She joined ISG team in 2018, where she is responsible for the entire Front Desk and from 2020 she performs Office Management tasks as well.

Main tasks:

  • Managing and coordinating the office operation (administration, financial tasks, procurement etc.)
  • Managing databases and record files
  • Preparing reports and statements
  • Welcoming/Greeting clients and candidates
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Responsible for preparing meeting rooms properly and daily record keeping
  • Registration of customer and supplier accounts, contracts, other documents
  • Handling invoices, preparing financial statements
  • Recording new candidate materials
  • Supporting the work of the Manager and Consultants

Lorenzo Molinari

Senior Consultant


After his technical apprenticeship with ABB (former BBC) in Zurich, Lorenzo Molinari worked in the field of project management for different departments within ABB. During this time he successfully completed an evening business school in Zurich.

November 1992 he moved to Hungary. From the planned six months stay he finally remained for 8 years, during which he was working for the internationally highly recognized BERLITZ language school.

By the end of 2000 he returned back to Switzerland and worked with Credit Suisse in the HR department of the Private Banking International division supporting HR Business Partners.

Lorenzo Molinari joined ISG Personalmanagement Ltd Hungary October 2006 as HR consultant. Since then he established a wide business network. Thanks to his knowledge of both Swiss/German and Hungarian cultural and social aspects he is able to support his clients in an effective way. He is a native German speaker, and fluent in Hungarian, English, Italian and French.

Motto: “There is no meaning in life if everything ends with death.” Silo


Judit Gelencsér

Senior Consultant


Judit Gelencsér graduated at ELTE Teachers Training College, Budapest, at the Faculty of English-Russian. In order to gain some business knowledge, she completed her economics studies at the College of Foreign Trade, Budapest.

After spending some time in foreign trade field, she joined an Austrian based consulting company, where she spent 11 years as a Consultant and Senior Consultant.

In October 2010 Judit Gelencsér changed and joined ISG Personalmanagement GmbH as a Senior Consultant, and now she works for a variety of national and international companies in different industries: automotive industry, production firms, energetic market, FMCG, food industry, technical commercial companies, agriculture firms, banks, financial companies, building industry, retail / hipermarket chains.

The main focus of her activities:

Completing search and selection, Executive Search and head-hunting projects Working out Assessment Centres, evaluating, moderating

  • Completing Outplacement projects
  • Career Consultancy

Language knowledge

  • English: advanced level
  • German: communication level
  • Russian: advanced level (passive)
  • Spanish: advanced level (passive)

Motto: “If you can dream it, you can even realize it.”


Viktória Kaposvári

Senior Consultant, Head of Direct Search & Selection Division



College of Zsigmond Király, Budapest
HR Manager, BA

Professional career

2010- ISG Personalmanagement

Kft. Research & Administration Manager

  • Preparing Search&Selection and Training projects;
  • Contracts and Tender proposals;
  • Research – monitor of different market segments, identify relevant potentials, contacts;
  • Responsible for the work of Researchers; Developing internal processes;
  • Keeping contact with the International subsidiaries Coordinating the complete advertisement process and keeping contact with Media Agencies;
  • Supporting the work of General Manager and Senior Consultants.

2008-2010 International Management Consulting Company

Office Manager

  • Secretarial duties;
  • Creating, keeping and developing the administration records;
  • Doing financial tasks and invoicing;
  • Coordinating the complete advertisement process and keeping contact with Media Agencies;
  • Finding the best Suppliers and keeping contact with them;
  • Reception of Clients and Candidates;
  • Supporting the administration work of General Manager.

2007 Multinational IT Company

Partner Program Expert

  • Handle and maintenance of SAP CRM & PRM (Customer and Partner Relationship Systems), data quality control;
  • Keeping contact with Partners, and providing professional support;
  • Following the status of Partner Contracts, giving support for creating Business Plans;
  • Supporting the administration work of Partner Manager.

2004-2006 Sales Support Hungarian Owned Company

Office Manager & Personal Assistant

  • Secretarial duties;
  • Arrangement of Company events, business trips and business meetings;
  • Supporting of General Manager;
  • Personal Assistant task;
  • Coordinating of the office tasks(financial, administration);
  • Invoicing.

1999-2003 Executive Distributor of Sport Equipments

Office Manager

  • Secretarial duties;
  • Handling orders;
  • Keeping contact with foreign partners;
  • Developing and handling documentation system;
  • Supporting of General Manager;
  • Participating on Competitions and treating of Sponsored Players.

Language Knowledge

English: advanced

German: communication



We strive for our continuous development and the ongoing improvement of our services to exceed your expectations!