Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics and Business.
A Hungarian who grew up in Germany, Zoltan earned his first degree in Law at the London School of Economics (UK). His practice orientation and strong interest in the real dilemmas of people management prompted him to complete a Global MBA at CASS Business School (UK). After the fall of the Iron Curtain he returned to Hungary to earn a Ph.D., focusing on the strategic challenges in transition economies. Parallel to his academic work, his hobby to meet people and his entrepreneurial spirit drove him to become the co-founder of the first Specialities Tea House in Hungary.
At CEU Business School since 2005, his flagship MBA courses are “Leadership” and “Design Thinking”. During 2012-2015 he had served as Faculty Director of the School’s MBA Programs.
Guided by the motto "Learning, Leading, Leapfrogging", Zoltan has a quarter-century of experimentation and innovation at the interface of Leadership, Cross-cultural Management and Strategy: He has authored several global- award-winning teaching case studies and has extensive practical experience as a team and executive coach. His current research focuses on Leadership and Flow Theory, combining it with Self-Development and Change Management ideas, aiming to further Leadership Development that is applicable in different cultural and situational contexts.