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Personal information

 

First name(s) / Surname(s)

Istvan Kovacs

Address(es)

26 Majalis utca, 4431, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

Telephone(s)

+36 42 502 133

Mobile:

 

Fax(es)

+36 42 502 103

E-mail

primomvk@nyirinku.hu

 

 

Nationality

Hungarian

 

 

Date of birth

Oct 27, 1959

 

 

Gender

Male

 

 

Desired employment / Occupational field

researcher for the EU tender  “Identification of future skills needs in micro and craft (-type) enterprises up to 2020”

 

 

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

since March 1st 1991

Occupation or position held

managing director

Main responsibilities

establishing then managing the  Local Enterprise Agency run by the foundation, managing and developing activities in the foundation for enterprise promotion (business incubation, one-step office, agricultural marketing centre, agricultural auction place of the local producers’ cooperative, microcredit, counselling and training for entrepreneurs, business matching etc.)

Main activities

-   preparation of the feasibility study of the first and successfully operating business incubator, then assisting the establishment of other incubators in the country,

-   preparation of Carpathian-Tisza Foundation Conference, which formed Carpathian Euroregion,

-   initiating and organising small region integration in the county,

- initiating and partly implementing the Industrial Park in Nyiregyhaza

- preparing the study of Zahony Special Zone, the first Enterprise Zone of the country

- establishing a non-profit Agricultural Marketing Centre, which first became a division of PRIMOM Foundation then evolved into AMC Public Utility Company operated by the Ministry of Agriculture

- evaluating the applications of start-up entrepreneurs for grants submitted to the County Labour Centre and the County Regional Development Council

- participating in the regional experimental PHARE programme; operating the temporary development agency as an advisory and programme implementing organisation; setting up the structural conditions of  the Public Foundation for County Development.

- participating in the joint advisory and supporting programme of IPP PHARE and the Ministry of Agriculture

- preparing various feasibility studies on the commission of small region integrations and the Ministry of Environment and Regional Development

- advising various domestic and foreign experts on the preparation of the regional development law.

- participating in the working board of the County Regional Development Council in preparing its development programme, conception and strategic aims.

 

Name and address of employer

PRIMOM Foundation for Enterprise Promotion in Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county, Hungary

Type of business or sector

enterprise development

 

 

Dates

1989-1991

Occupation or position held

head of office

Main activities and responsibilities

managing office duties

Name and address of employer

INFOORG Enterprise Organising Office at Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County Council, Hungary

Type of business or sector

regional administration

 

 

Dates

1984-1989

Occupation or position held

developer, then head of regional development team

Main activities and responsibilities

preparing development plans and decisions for areas with multiple disadvantages

Name and address of employer

Planning Department at Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County Council, Hungary

Type of business or sector

regional administration

 

 

Dates

1983-1984

Occupation or position held

executive at corporate loans dept.

Main activities and responsibilities

evaluation of corporate loan applications

Name and address of employer

Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County Directorate of the Hungarian Central Bank

Type of business or sector

banking

 

 

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

1988-1990

Title of qualification awarded

corporate market organising economist

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

University of Economic Sciences in Budapest

Level in national or international classification

university degree

 

 

Dates

1979-1983

Title of qualification awarded

industrial planning and organising economist

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Janus Pannonius University of Sciences in Pecs, Hungary

Level in national or international classification

university degree

 

 

Personal skills and competences

 

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Hungarian

Other language(s)

English

Self-assessment

 

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level (*)

 

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

Language

 

 

A2

 

A2

 

A1

 

A2

 

A2

Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

 

Social skills and competences

Assessing the innovation capabilities of corporations within the Organisational and Management Society

Organisational work at the Rotary Club

Harmonizing charity work, developing public life in Nyiregyhaza

 

 

Organisational skills and competences

Organising the inhabitants of a housing estate into a garage building cooperative (132 members)

Organising the Agricultural Auction Place (350 members)

 

 

 

Technical skills and competences

distant education training at Sorbonne, Paris

 

 

Computer skills and competences

everyday use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Acrobat Reader

 

 

Other skills and competences

sport activities (soccer), certified assistant coach and referee in soccer

 

 

Driving licence

Category B driving licence

 

 

Additional information

member of the Hungarian Economic Society since 1983

former board member of Carpathian-Tisza  Foundation (1990-2000)

secretary general of the Enterprise Development Network Association since 1995

“Ten Outstanding Young People’ award of the Junior Chamber (1996)

president of the Hungarian Enterprise Development Network Consortium since 2000

presidential member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County

president of SZEMA Cooperative (2001-2005)

board member of Szatmar Economic Development Society since 2004

managing director of the National Enterprise Development Consortium Public Utility Co. since 2003

member of the National Enterprise Development Council since 2004

author of several studies on different business development issues, giving presentations at a number of national and international conferences

study tours in Pittsburgh USA, Denmark, Finland, UK, Japan, China, Belgium