Heads of the Hungarian Competition Authority
Csaba Balázs RIGÓ President
Csaba Balázs Rigó was born on 1 January 1965 in Salgotarjan. He graduated from Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) as a software engineering mathematician. He obtained his second degree in economics at the College of Finance and Accountancy, qualified as a public procurement manager at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, then graduated as an economist with an English MBA at Corvinus University of Budapest. He started his career in the oil industry and later worked as a software developer. From 2002 to 2010, he was a municipal councillor in Zalaegerszeg, where he chaired the city's Economic Committee and Public Procurement Board. From 2010 he was a member of the Public Procurement Authority and from 2012 he became its vice-president. In 2011 he became head government official at the Zala County Government Office and between 2015-2020 he was named president of the Public Procurement Authority. On 15 April 2020 he was appointed as president of the Hungarian Competition Authority. Since 18 November 2021 he serves as vice-president of the Concessions Board of the Supervisory Authority for Regulated Services. He taught economic policy at the University of Pannonia and public procurement as part of the postgraduate legal studies programme at ELTE. He is currently a guest speaker at Corvinus University of Budapest.
András TÓTH Vice President
Mr TÓTH is an associate professor and the Head of the Department of Infocommunication law at the Faculty of Law at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. From 2002 to 2007 he worked at the Hungarian Competition Authority. In 2007 he worked at a leading American law firm’s offices in Brussels and Budapest. Since 2010 he has been the vice-president of the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) and Chairman of the Competition Council. He is the editor in chief of the scientific paper of the GVH, the ‘Competition mirror’ (‘Versenytükör’); furthermore, he is a member of the editorial committees of the European Networks Law and Regulation Quarterly and the Public Governance, Administration and Finances Law Review.
László BAK Vice President
Mr BAK earned his law degree at Péter Pázmány Catholic University in 2004. In 2009, he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and in 2014 he completed a postgraduate course in competition law at King’s College London. After working as a lawyer for several years, in 2010 he joined the GVH and has since held several positions: first he was appointed as chief of staff, then in 2014 he was appointed as head of Litigation, and from March 2015 he led the Legal Unit. Since November 2016 he has been the Vice President of the Hungarian Competition Authority.
Attila SIPOS Secretary General
Attila Sipos was born on 25 October 1988 in Dunaújváros. He started his higher education studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the University of Szeged where he graduated with a law degree in 2012. During his law studies he was granted a diploma for successfully completing a specialised academic course in Criminal Sciences. In 2020 he obtained a postgraduate degree in Economics at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Szeged.
He began his career in the private sector, where he worked for various companies as a corporate lawyer and then as a public procurement law specialist in leadership positions. After seven years of experience in the private sector, he began working in public administration, first as a legal advisor to the secretary general of the Public Procurement Authority and then as the head of its Presidential Cabinet.