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Our founders

The founders of Pannónia Life Insurance are well-respected Hungarian individuals.

Zsigmond Járai

Founder of the Budapest Stock Exchange, Deputy CEO of Budapest Bank, Deputy Minister of Finance,

President of the Hungarian Banking Supervisory Office, investment banker in London, CEO of Hungarian

Credit Bank, President of the Budapest Stock Exchange, Minister of Finance, President of the

Hungarian Central Bank, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hungarian National Bank since 16

November 2010, at present Chairman of the Company’s Supervisory Board

Béla Horváth

Senior instructor and branch manager at State Insurance Company, Sales Director of Hungária Insurance

Company, founder of Gloria Insurance Company, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Nationale-Nederlanden

Insurance Company, founder, Chairman and CEO of AVIVA Life Insurance Company,

at present Chairman of the Company

Dr. Veronika Ádám

Medical doctor and biologist, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, wife of Szilveszter E. Vizi,

the former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Founders and executives of the BROKERNET Group

Péter Kostevc, Pál Kutvölgyi, Erika Kósa, Zoltán Körtvélyesi

Charles J.L.T. Kovacs

Former Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank, consultant for numerous prestigious

financial institutions, special consultant for Lehman Brothers and the OECD, one of the founders of

the Company

Borbála Xénia Czakó

Hungary's former Ambassador in London

Csaba Gaál

Former head of the Life Insurance Department of OTP Garancia Life Insurance Company, at present Lead

Actuary, former Head of Product Development and CEO of the Company

Dr. Miklós István Illényi

Dentist

Zsolt Kelemen

Head of Finance and Deputy CEO of the Company

Tamás Kieselbach

Art historian, owner of the Kieselbach Gallery

Dr. István Komoróczki

Former spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, currently the leader of the EU Agency of Imperial

Tobacco Group (ITC) in Brussels.

Tamás G. Korányi

Owner of a newspaper publishing company, journalist, one of the founders of the BSE

Lehman Brothers Investment Bank

One of the largest investment banks in the world (filed for bankruptcy protection on 15 September 2008)

Zoltán Mándoki

Former CEO of MÁV and managing director of MOL

Dr. János Martonyi

International lawyer, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Gyula Mikó

Former Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the University of Economic Sciences, Director of Finance

and Product Development, and Deputy CEO at Nationale-Nederlanden Insurance Company, Chairman

and CEO of Winterthur Insurance Rt., Deputy CEO of AVIVA Life Insurance Zrt., at present General

Deputy CEO of the Company

Gábor Missura

Former spokesman and Head of Communications of Hungarian National Bank

Dr. Gábor Móricz

Former lead economist of the Hungarian Army, member of the Supervisory Board of Concorde Értékpapír

Rt., owner of KAPTÁR Investment Zrt. (one of the founders of the Company)

Attila Németh

Former Deputy Chief Commercial Officer at Vodafone

Dr. Kristóf Nobilis

Lawyer, one of the founders of the BSE, investor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Budapesti

Ingatlanhasznosító és Fejlesztő Részvénytársaság

Béla Ernő Preisinger

Founder and owner of the S+H companies, member of the Supervisory Board of the Company

Elek Straub

Former Chairman and CEO of Matáv and Magyar Telekom

Dr. György Szapáry

Former Hungarian representative of the International Monetary Fund, Deputy Chairman of Hungarian

National Bank, at present member of the Board of Directors of OTP Bank Nyrt.

Sándor Vígh

Former Deputy CEO of the Company