About Us

About Us





László Jakab, M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering & Economist

Managing Director

Mr. László Jakab was appointed Managing Director of ELI-HU Nonprofit Ltd. on March 5, 2019.

During his more than 30-year career he has gained extensive professional experience and knowledge in various senior positions, extending to strategy development, planning, execution and control in the areas of finance, banking, treasury and business, both in the private and public sector. Companies he served at include Citigroup, Timber Hill Inc., Budapest Bank and EKB Bank.

From 2010-2012 he held the position of Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of the Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. during which period he had also been serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Supervisory Board, and as a Board Member respectively at some of the public sector companies belonging to the State Holding.

He has been engaged as a leader and manager in the planning and execution of several major local and regional projects targeted to digitization, innovation and technology development aimed at providing solutions to all time challenges, especially to those of the Industry 4.0 Revolution.

He lectured on treasury and risk management at the International Postgraduate Training Center of Corvinus University of Budapest and ELTE Institute for Postgraduate Legal Studies.

Mr. Jakab earned his Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Transportation Engineering (1990) and a Diploma in Banking and Finance at the International Postgraduate Training Center of the Corvinus University of Budapest (1994). He has also studied Laser and its Applications at the University of Technology in Finland (1990) and at the Dankook University in the Republic of Korea, Seoul Campus (1990).


Viktória Tölgyesi dr.

Coordination Director

Viktória Tölgyesi is a lawyer specialized in EU law, Coordination Director of ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd. since 2011.

Former Deputy Head of department at the National Development Agency's Managing Authority for International Cooperation Programs.


János Mucsi

Technical Director


János Mucsi is a real estate investment and development specialist, Technical Director of ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd. since 2011.

He has 20 years of experience in real estate investment, development and facility management. He is member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Károly Osvay PhD

Research Technology Director


Károly Osvay is a physicist, have participated in ELI project since 2007, Research Technology Director of ELI-HU Non-Profit Ltd. since 2012.

Associate Professor at the Department of Optics & Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged since 1997, with a habilitation in 2011.

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Prof. Dimitris Charalambidis

Chief Scientific Advisor

Dimitris Charalambidis is a physicist, have participated in ELI project since the very beginning.

He  is a full professor at the Physics Department of University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece and collaborating university professor of FORTH-IESL. 

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