Mr Gábor Szőcs, Director of the Hungarian Export Import Bank and Private Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank
Presenting in Plenary Session Ⅳ: Good practices in the preparation of infrastructure development projects
The title of presentation: Challenges and possibilities in financing infrastructure development projects
Gabor was educated in Hungary, at the University of Miskolc, Faculty of Economics, where he graduated in 1996. Started his professional carrier as a tax advisor, worked 4 years for Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Certified tax advisor since 1999. He has spent ten years in the commercial banking sector, worked for Raiffeisen Group and for the Korea Development Bank. Gabor has professional experience in the field of corporate banking. Joined the state owned Hungarian Export-Import Bank Ltd. in 2010 where he was heading the acquisition team for 5 years. Since 2015 Gabor is supervising the foreign representative offices being located in Moscow, Istanbul and Belgrade and fulfills the position of the Hungarian Private Sector Liaison Officer to the World Bank. As from May 2018, he is also acting as the Head of the CEO’s Cabinet. Often participates on domestic and international conferences, seminars and workshop as a speaker.
In the first part of his presentation, Mr. Szőcs will describe EXIM’s core activities, which are export financing and export credit insurance. He will give you detailed information about how EXIM can serve Hungarian exporters through the provision of effective financing and insurance facilities. EXIM has different tools to support Hungarian exporting enterprises in facilitating the retention of jobs, growth in employment and an expansion of Hungary’s export capacities. Mr Szőcs will tell you about the preconditions and the main features of the buyer and interbank buyer credit facilities and on medium and long term insurance products. During Mr. Szőcs’s presentation the other important topic will be EXIM’s international business development activity. This function includes monitoring the tender notices of different IFIs – mainly World Bank Group, EU, EBRD, EIB and AIIB, – active communication with our selected group of Hungarian partner companies, finding them local and international partners and consequently helping them form consortia, both national and international ones to enter the markets of developing countries. In his presentation Mr. Szőcs will elaborate on this specific tasks and the opportunities EXIM may provide.