Gergo Budai has joined Vodafone in Hungary as its new Deputy CEO, responsible for legal, regulatory, security, PR, and wholesale.
Prior to Vodafone, Budai was General Counsel and Deputy CEO at Invitel in Hungary. Before joining Invitel in the spring of 2012, Budai was the Legal Director and then Regional Legal Director at Pfizer for six years, and before that a Senior Associate at White & Case for six. He became a Doctor of Law and Political Sciences at the Pazmany Peter Katolikus Egyetem in 2001.
During Budai's time at Invitel, CEE Equity Partners acquired 99.9% of Magyar Telecom B.V.'s holdings in the company (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 18, 2017), and, subsequently, the company sold its residential business to Digi Communications (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 25, 2017).