Balazs Toth has joined Telenor Common Operation as its new Legal Director in Hungary.
TnCO is a technology service provider delivering network and IT services to Telenor business units. The company was established on October 1, 2013, to share the technical expertise and resources of the four CEE Telenor subsidiaries. Its headquarters are located in Torokbalint (Hungary), with branch offices in Belgrade, Sofia, and Podgorica.
Toth started his post-bar legal career in 1999 at the Radvanyi & Varga Law Firm in Budapest. In 2000 he left the firm to join the Oracle Corporation as its Legal Director and Compliance Officer for Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Montenegro. He spent almost sixteen years at Oracle before moving to Semmelweis University’s Innovation Centre, where he dealt with the legal aspects of medical and biotechnological inventions, various R&D&I projects and managed the technology transfer agenda from a legal perspective. In 2017 he was hired by the DHL Group as the Head of Legal, where he was responsible for the four DHL companies in Hungary, and was also a member of DHL’s Global e-Commerce Practice Group. His last role prior to joining TnCO on April 1, 2020, was a brief period in the FMCG sector as the Chief Legal Counsel for Dreher Breweries, a member of the Asahi Group.
“The dynamics of the telco business and the role of legal departments have changed significantly over the years and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to re-build the legal department and the legal processes at TnCO. Exciting times are ahead of us and I’m looking forward to using my expertise and experience to contribute to the success of such a state-of-the-art and innovative company as TnCO.”