Peter LAKATOS was born in Budapest, in 1961. He graduated from the Technical University of Budapest as an electrical engineer in 1983. He went on to perform scientific work as Ph.D. student in computer sciences on “Man-Machine Interaction”.
He started his professional career at Műszertechnika Zrt. in 1986, where he participated among others in the establishment of the Eastern European foreign trade and the world-wide sourcing activity of the company. He played a prominent part in the set-up of the office automation business line of the company. He was Member of the Board at Műszertechnika ZRt. from 1991 till 2013.
Also in 1991, he joined the shareholders of Videoton Holding Zrt, where he is a co-CEO and a member in the Board of Directors even today. Here, besides the usual executive tasks they exercise together with Otto Sinkó (e.g. strategic management, HR related matters), the main emphasis of his activity is on business development and the support of the manufacturing companies’ operation.
Since 2007 he has been the joint owner and honorary president of Bravogroup. With his wife Éva CSIBY they established and operate the charity website www.ad6kap6.hu which has been online since 2008.
He is also the Vice President of the Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists (MGYOSZ) which is a member federation of BUSINESSEUROPE. Here, his objective is to increase the number of successful Hungarian companies on the world market.
In the everyday life bridge means the mental recreation for him while he uses tennis and golf for maintaining his physical condition. He is also fond of theatres. As him and his family being the owners of one of the historic Bauhaus buildings in Budapest, they house the Átrium Film-Színház (Atrium Movie-Theater), a mainstream-alternative venue there.
In July 2016 the European Commission appointed Mr. Lakatos to Member of the EIT Governing Board for the next 4 years. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an independent EU body enhancing Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas: https://eit.europa.eu/