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BANKING ASSOC ELECTS ANDRÁS BECSEI CHAIRMAN

 

The board of the Hungarian Banking Association unanimously elected vice chairman András Becsei to head the professional body at an extraordinary meeting. Becsei, the CEO of the lender OTP’s mortgage and home savings banks, is replacing Mihály Patai, who was appointed a deputy governor of the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) in the spring.
The association’s board elected Radovan Jelasity, the chairman-CEO of Erste Bank Hungary, to fill Becsei’s former position as deputy chairman. Two new members were elected to the association’s board: Éva Búza, the CEO of guarantor Garantiqa, and József Vida, who heads Takarék group, the flagship of Hungary’s integrated savings cooperatives.