March 14, 2017
AbsoRice Hungary Kft., a CEU InnovationsLab company, received the "Innovative Startup of the Month Award” from the Hungarian Ministry for National Economy. CEU InnovationsLab is a business incubator operated at Central European University. Founders and Managing Directors Marton Olah and Tamas Peter Nagy accepted the award from Minister Mihaly Varga in a ceremony held March 14.
November 15, 2016
CEU Business School alumni attended the “Hard Talk” conference on “The Day After the Presidential Election in the USA" on November 9. Organized by the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum and moderated by Borbala Czako, HBLF president and graduate of the first CEU Business School MBA class, the conference featured an engaging discussion with US Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell, and attracted over 110 visitors, representing business leaders, politicians and heads of leading Chambers of Commerce and NGOs, including numerous CEU Business School alumni.
March 21, 2016
According to an Azerbaijani news source, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pardoned 148 political prisoners including CEU alumnus Rashadat Akhundov on March 17.
October 13, 2015
The Demjan Group, owned by one of Hungary’s most prominent businessman Sandor Demjan, has donated € 1 million to establish a migration fund to support improving conditions for refugee children currently in Hungary or on the borders of the country. The fund will be used to buy food, clothing, finance domestic travel, healthcare and to produce information materials and assist civilians and authorities who are working to resolve the situation. CEU Business School alumna Borbala Czako (IMC'90) has been appointed to chair the fund.
April 3, 2015
The Hungarian edition of Forbes magazine named CEU alumna Borbala Czako, global partner at Ernst & Young, one of the 50 most influential women in business in Hungary. Czako earned an MBA from CEU Business School in 1990, and won CEU’s 20th Anniversary Alumni Hero award in 2011.
March 10, 2015
Laszlo Torok (BUS’08), CEO of Grundfos Magyarorszag Gyarto Kft in Tatabanya, Hungary, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hungarian National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (NAEE). Upon receiving his mechanical engineering degree, Torok further specialized in design for manufacturing and assembly training. After 10 years of on-hand engineering and managerial experience, he continued his studies at CEU Business School and Purdue University in the IMM Global MBA program.
February 10, 2015
CEU Business School alumnus Ashwin Kutty (IMM, '04), president and CEO at WeUsThem Inc., has been named as Business Person of the Year by The Halifax Chamber of Commerce in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Business Person of the Year Award recognizes business people who demonstrate the best Halifax has to offer. Rewarding leaders and innovators who are prepared to take chances and stretch the limits of success.
December 1, 2014
Hungarian economic monthly Haszon Magazin reports: During the course of 2015 six renowned investors will share their investment tips and strategies in the magazine. One of them is CEU alumnus Ervin Palinkas (BUS ‘09), investment director at Pioneer Alapkezelo. Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in Haszon Magazin (28.11.2014., pp.22-25, Ujra szol a hatlovetu)
June 17, 2014
CEU Business School alumnus Ashwin Kutty (IMM, ’04) was recognized by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance for leadership of his multimedia design firm, WeUsThem. On May 21 he was presented the Alliance’s Peter Brojde Award for Canada’s Next Generation Executive Leadership, at a special gala in Ottawa.