Forbes: PM Orbán’s wife is the most influential woman in Hungary’s public life
The fourth place went to the Viktor Orbán’s oldest daughter, Ráhel Orbán in this category. In fact, the Hungarian edition of Forbes collected the most influential Hungarian women in media, culture, public life and business.
Orbán family: wife and daughter
According to Forbes’s list, there are 20 names on the business and 10-10 names on media, culture and public life list.
In the business sector the
first place went to Ilona Dávid, CEO of MÁV,
the Hungarian railroad service company. In fact, second place went to Éva Hegedüs, CEO of Gránit Bank who has lately become the majority shareholder of the bank, too. Besides, Ágnes Fábián managing director of Henkel Hungary is on the third place.
There are some new names on the business list, as well. For example, Beáta Szörényi, country manager of Sanofi-Aventis and Klára Oppenheim who leads her own law office. Moreover, we can find Gabriella Kádár’s name, too who is CEO of the only Hungarian insurance company present at the stock market.
In public life the
first place invariably went to Anikó Lévai, PM Viktor Orbán’s wife.
According to the informers of Forbes, there were cases in which she called the shots. Ráhel Orbán, the oldest daughter of the Orbán couple, got the fourth place though she is on the list for the first time. Furthermore, actress Lilla Sárosdi’s name also appeared among the most influential women in public life because she bravely spoke about her molestation last year aiming public attention on the issue.
Regarding culture, Forbes dropped Enikő Eszenyi, director of the Vígszínház theatre at the end of their list. However, they put Adél Kovács, director of Radnóti theatre and director Ildikó Enyedi on the list.
The most influential woman in culture is Ágnes Havas,
managing director of the Hungarian National Film Fund.
In case of media, Forbes found Gabriella Vidus, managing director of RTL Hungary the most influential woman. In the fourth position can be found a new name Kinga Mészáros, leader of Central Media Group nominated just in 2017.
Connections, work and web2 sites matter
In fact, the Hungarian Forbes assembled the list of the most influential Hungarian women for the fourth time. According to them, this is their most subjective one. One of the deciding factors was how big budget or staff the target person is responsible for or how valuable her knowledge is on the market. Furthermore, it was also important how these factors changed compared to the last year. For example, how she developed her career or the firm, the institution she leads. In fact, the latter is in strong connection to how close ties she has to the leaders of foreign countries and markets. Furthermore, it is also important how much lobbying power she has either in the government or in the international sphere.
Finally, it was also important how much talk is about a person. Furthermore, they counted in, e.g. how many reaches she has in informal professional groups, on LinkedIn and other Web2 sites. Moreover, it was also important whether she takes part in public life, whether she takes the risk, or whether she stands for important social affairs even in the name of her company.
According to Forbes, most of its data was provided by special research done by Bisnode. Further information was collected through dozens of background talks. After summing up the data, the final list was decided by the editorship of the magazine.
Featured image: Viktor Orbán decorating the Azeri president, Ilham Aliyev’s wife who later became vice-president of the country after his husband nominated her, Mehriban Aliyeva.