István Lengyel

István Lengyel (Chapter Advisor) Banking professional with 30 years of experience in different managerial positions in the EU and the Central- and Eastern European region. Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) since 1996, based in Brussels and Budapest.

Before joining BACEE, he worked in different positions in the Central Bank of Hungary and Hungarian commercial banks. Organiser of 8 major international Compliance/AML conferences and 41 regional banking conferences attracting over 8,000 bank managers and experts of different levels from 50+ countries.

Held seminars and training courses in 12 countries. Istvan’s main strengths is a mix of professional knowledge and a  practical approach to transforming ideas into feasible projects.