Ivan Ferencz, former Senior Legal Advisor and Legal Director at Fundamenta-Lakaskassza Zrt., has joined Budapest's Szabo, Kelemen and Partners as Of Counsel.
Ferencz graduated summa cum laude at Budapest's ELTE Faculty of Law in 1995. He started working at Lakaskassza Zrt, the predecessor of Fundamenta, in 1998 as the Head of Legal. In 2003 he participated in the successful merger of Fundamenta and Lakaskassza, and he became the Legal and Compliance Director of Fundamenta-Lakáskassza Zrt — one of the largest credit institutions in Hungary — in 2013.
In 2014, Ferencz received the "Aranykaptar Dij” (an award established by the Hungarian Banking Association to celebrate exceptional personal achievement and to foster the development and operation of the credit institutions sector), and in 2017, in recognition of his activities in the buildings societies sector, he received the Hungarian Golden Cross of Merit.