Ádám Szigeti, studied Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London and has an MPA (Master of Public Adminsitration) of Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2010, Ádám began working as the Chief of Staff for the State Secretary of National Development in the Ministry for National Economy. He then became Head of Department of the Ministry for Human Capacities where he gained years of experience in the fields of higher education, innovation and research. In November, 2016 he was appointed to be the Chancellor of Óbuda University where his goal is to ensure that graduates meet and exceed the expectations of the labour market by providing them with both theoretical and practical education. As the Secretary of The Council for Tertiary Education, he believes the success of Hungarian higher education lies in corporate cooperation as well as preparing universities to be able to adequately respond to international challenges.
MSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (BME, Budapest University of Technology)
Master in Economics, Karl Marx (Corvinus) University of Economics
He started his career in the R&D of computerized medical equipment. He was founder and CEO of several software companies with customers in banking, industry and government. After a successful exit he was appointed as CEO of the Hungarian subsidiary of an Israeli software company (Magic Software) later he was responsible also for the Central European region.
Spent 5 years in Israel as Science and Technology counselor at the Hungarian Embassy in Tel Aviv, establishing a bilateral Industrial R&D fund and creating startup cooperation schemes. Founder of the annual EU-Israel Innovation Workshop.
After returning to Hungary he was vice president and acting president of the Hungarian Innovation Office, initiating the first Hungarian Technological Incubator program based on the Israeli practice.
Currently he is Director of Innovation at Óbuda University, the second largest technical university in Hungary.