How do you juggle between your hectic work schedule and personal life?
I rarely work on weekends. I always take an annual holiday. That time is for family, friends and hobbies. I try to find two days a week to go out in the evening with my wife, friends or children.
Have you missed any important family event?
No. I would never miss Christmas or birthdays unless something major happens.
What are your hobbies?
Gastronomy and wine tasting; and to counterbalance sports tennis, skiing, sailing, bicycle riding. I am also interested in literature, history, economics and politics. And my work is also my hobby. That’s a lucky thing.
Given an option to pursue any of your hobbies as a profession, what will you choose?
I would be very happy to run a small hotel with a nice wine bar and restaurant by a lake or seashore, or maybe even in downtown Budapest.
How do you unwind?
Spending time with the family, go to the theater or cinema, or simply have a bottle of wine at home on the terrace.
On your day off, what is your schedule?
I plan in advance. Day trips around the country or inviting friends for a grill in our garden. Or, I play tennis.
What is the last book you read?
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Tell us about your holiday destinations.
I go skiing every year, once for a week and on 4-5 long weekends, mainly to the Austrian Alps, with friends and family. In summer, I go for at least two weeks to Balaton lake where I have a house and often sailing to the Adriatic sea in Dalmatia. Last year, I spent two weeks in Japan. I have Chile and Brazil lined up. The most interesting holiday destination would have to be Jerusalem.
I want to visit the US, China and India, Baltic States.
Hungarian, Italian, Japanese.
Any social cause you are passionate about?
The university sector and developing young generations. I’m doing an MBA at the University of Minnesota and WU in Vienna. At the same time, I’m on the supervisory board of the University of Economics in Budapest.