Project Management Institute (PMI)

Two groups work together to form PMI’s global leadership team. Our Board of Directors is a distinguished group of individuals from around the globe who bring experience, diversity, and passion in business and project management. Our members elect the Board to provide strategic direction for the Institute. Board members also serve as spokespersons and ambassadors for the Institute.

Our Executive Leadership Team oversees the implementation of the Board’s vision. They lead and manage staff across PMI regional offices to execute the activities outlined in our program plan and budget. PMI staff serve and collaborate with a global network of chapters and volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to advance the project management profession.

Project Management Institute Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

PMI Budapest, a local, Hungarian Chapter is an organization that is part of the Project Management Institute (PMI). The chapter was established in 2003 and it works in association legal form according to Hungarian Law . Prior to PMI chartering the chapter, local project management associations and multinational and local companies in Budapest supported the chapter for more than 1 year and helped the chapter become part of PMI.


PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Dezső Dudás MSc, PMP®

Chapter President

Elected volunteer responsible for PMIEF relations

For me, project management is more than a profession, a way of life. Applying project management tools and techniques will always help me to find answers for challenges of work or family. I am committed to both my personal improvement and the to develope my milieu and I consider it important to exploit my knowledge and experience to enrich the professional community.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Anita Takács BA, PMP®

Chapter Secretary

Elected volunteer responsible for addressing the needs of chapter membership, including membership recruitment, retention, and associated value delivery in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws.

PMP® certified with 8+ years project management experience, specifically in process-and service management. Motivated to learn day by day via facing and solving new challenges.

Motto: Committed to serve our members.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

László Balogh MBA, PMP®

Vice President of Branches

Elected volunteer responsible for the expansion of PM Budapest Chapter in other cities of Hungary, establish local branches where it is possible.

PMP professional with 20+ experience at multinational companies in project management, leading PM organizations for 10+ years.

Motto: Make others successful and you will be too.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Kira Karagits BSc

Vice President of Communications

Elected volunteer responsible for managing and coordinating communication channels in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws.

She obtained her BA degree in Communication and Media Sciences at Budapest Business School. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Sociology at Eötvös Lóránd University. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals in the field of sensitive communication/negative news reporting and digital social science.


PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Dr. Olusoji Owolabi MSc, PMP®

Vice President for Marketing

Vice President of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

I have management experience in telecommunications, logistics, HR and IT. I have worked in small, medium and large teams and am currently an individual contributor who always strives to make a positive contribution. My greatest interest is helping people to fulfil their potential.


PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Viktor Horváth MSc, PMP®

Vice President of Members and volunteers

Elected volunteer responsible for professional development, education and chapter events in accordance with chapter policies and bylaws.

Experienced Consultant and PMP certified project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Jira, Redmine, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and SharePoint. Strong consulting professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Consulting from Pécsi Tudományegyetem.

Motto: Let's find everything that makes us feel good about it.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Bence Tüske MSc, PMP®

Vice President of B2B Connections

Elected volunteer responsible for improvement of cooperation with B2B connections.

Result oriented PMP professional with 10+ years experience at multinational companies in project management with MSC, BSC and PMP®certificate.

Motto: Engagement on cooperation and communication.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Dr. Tamás Kozák

Vice president of Academic relations

Associate professor at the Budapest Business School, head of the Department of Commerce, Gábor Klauzál and Gábor Baross Prize-winning economist. His teaching activities mainly cover project management and strategy management topics, while his research focuses on the impact of disruptive technologies on management and business models.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

Billal Ben-Redouane

Vice President of Professional Events

Results-driven, CAPM® certified project management professional with extensive experience in global IT business operations and infrastructure, and deep expertise in analysis, planning and implementation of initiatives in complex environments. As a volunteer for the chapter, I am committed to supporting our organization in all activities, my current responsibilities include managing and organizing professional events. My commitment to the project management profession is demonstrated not only through my day-to-day responsibilities as a senior IT project manager, but also through professional education, ongoing coaching and mentoring. My development goal is to achieve PMP® certification within 1 year.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter

László Kremmer MBA, CLC, PMP®

Past President / Art of Projects Conference Programme Director

Elected volunteer responsible for oversight of the chapter and the board. The president shall direct the activities of the other board members in accordance with the chapter bylaws.

He is a goal-oriented, experienced business and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management professional with MBA, PMP® and CLC certifications and more than 20 years of experience in project and programme management. He was Vice President of Operations of PMI Budapest from 2012-2015 and PMI Regional Mentor from 2015-2018, supporting the work of local PMI Chapters in 11 countries. Since 2018 he is President of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter. He is responsible for initiatives such as the PMI Budapest "Lunch and Learn" webinar series, PMI Budapest "Project Manager Mentoring Program", the introduction of PMI International Awards in Hungary, the Project Manager Salary Survey and the launch of the joint "International Project Manager" degree course between Corvinus University of Budapest and PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter. Initiator and project sponsor of the website renewal project and the implementation of Microsoft 365 at PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter. He teaches project management, organisational and human resource management at several universities, in Hungarian and English, in the framework of BSc, MSc and MBA courses.

Motto: Never, never, never, never give up!

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter - Audit Commitee


Krisztina Bartalis MSc, PMP®

Audit Committe Chair

Project management professional with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. Proven record in building and motivating project teams in a fast changing environment on diverse locations, across several European countries and India. Rewarded with the Project Manager of the Year in Hungary Award in 2008.


Mátyás Hargitai MSc, PMP®

Audit Committe Member

A self-starter, pragmatic PMP professional with over 25 + years of experience in multiple sectors and multiple countries.


Zsolt Gábriel MBA, PMP®

Audit Committe Member

An entrepreneurial and performance-driven professional with unwavering resolve and intolerance for mediocrity, using technology as an accelerator, while keeping processes simple and focusing on creating value. A humble and pragmatic leader who inspires self-disciplined talent and builds productive and accountable teams, ready to serve with strong customer orientation.

PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter - Senior volunteers


Norbert Kiss MSc, PMP®, PMI-ACP®

Vice president of volunteers

"Joy at work" oriented digital entrepreneur, partner of a consultancy company, with 10+ years of Project and Portfolio management, with PMP®, PMI-ACP® certifications.


Dr. Máté Kertész MBA, PMP®

Vice President for Professional Awards

MBA and PMP® certified professional with over 12 years of project and program management experience in both domestic and international environments. 


Zoltán Czibók MBA, PMP®

Chapter Secretary (2003-2015), Sr. Chapter Board Advisor

I spent mainly my carrier in a multinational environment. Managing a business in different industries and segments also for multi-countries. I am so proud of being the funder secretary for years it was a great professional experience and fun!


Prattinger Balázs MBA, PMP®

Previous Vice President of Professional Events

Project and program manager; IT Consultant for more than 20 years with PMP® certification.


Zita Holló MSc, PMP®

Vice President of Communications and marketing

She has more than 15 years of experience in implementing ERP systems, mainly for multinational companies. As a consultant and project manager, she has been involved in the design and implementation of central system plans and parent company reports in many locations around the world. 


Ádám Kovács MSc, PMP®, Prince2® Practitioner

Vice President (2012-2015) and Secretary (2015-2018)  

Elected volunteer for 6 years, took part among other topics in the reshaping of the PMPub and the establishment of the Art of Projects Conference. Senior Project Manager with 10+ years of experience of Project and Program Management mainly in the SAP area, with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. PMP and Prince2 Certified, fluent in English and French, former water polo player, big fan of sports. 

Dr. Lajos Pálvölgyi, MSc, PMP®

Senior Chapter Board Advisor

Founding member and former Vice-President of PMI Budapest, Hungarian Chapter for fourteen years. Project and program manager, trainer and consultant with a wide range of 30+ years of international experience. Leader (and partly translator) of the PMBOK® Guide Hungarian Version Project V3, V5 and V6. Member of the Research Group for Higher Education and Innovation at ELTE Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. 


Gergely Reményi, MSc, PMP®

Mentoring Program Manager

Experienced Business Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Project Management, Business Process Improvement, IT, Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, and Business Development. Strong economic professional and qualified project manager, with a Master degree focused in International Economics from Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem.


Imre Szalay, MSc, PMP®

Past President (2003 - 2018)

Project Manager and Consultant with broad experience and specialization in ICT and international projects of different sizes and levels of complexity. Project Management Consultancy: Speaker and author of articles on many project management topics. Project methodology expert (including PMBOK, Agile, CCPM, Extreme methods) Project Governance/Project Portfolio Management Consultancy: Leader of project approval forums at international companies – practical decision-maker. 


Brigitta Vereczkei, MSc, PgMP®,PMP®

Vice President (2015 - 2018) Secretary (2018 - 2020)

Project Manager and Consultant with broad experience and specialization in ICT and international projects of different sizes and levels of complexity. Project Management Consultancy: Speaker and author of articles on many project management topics. Project methodology expert (including PMBOK, Agile, CCPM, Extreme methods) Project Governance/Project Portfolio Management Consultancy.