Farkas Bársony and Zsolt Wermeser join Budapest office of PwC Hungary

21 March 2018 Consultancy.eu 3 min. read
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The Hungarian business of PwC has appointed two new senior advisors. Farkas Bársony has been named a Partner by PwC Hungary’s Tax arm, while Zsolt Wermeser has been appointed a Senior Manager within the Consulting service line. Both advisors are based in Budapest.

Farkas Bársony

Farkas Bársony brings over two decades of working experience with him to PwC Hungary, which operates with offices in capital city Budapest and Győr. Prior to joining the Big Four firm, he was Managing Director of GE in Hungary and also the EMEA Tax Director of GE Energy Connections. Earlier in his career with GE Bársony held several country, regional (CEE) and also global leadership positions in a number of GE businesses. 

At PwC, Bársony, who obtained an MBA in Economics and a LL.M. in International Tax Law, has been appointed a Partner in the firm’s Tax and Legal Services unit. In this capacity, he will lead PwC’s wok for GE, which is one of the firm’s clients in Hungary, and be closely engaged in several CEE projects, spanning Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. 

Beside his PwC role, Bársony will continue to hold the position as President of AmCham Hungary and the Membership (he recently received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary for his outstanding contributions to improving the Hungarian-American business relationship) and will continue to lecture International Tax Law at Corvinus University, Budapest.

Farkas Bársony and Zsolt Wermeser - PwC Hungary

Zsolt Wermeser

New Senior Manager Zsolt Wermeser joins PwC’s consulting department, which was established in 1997 when PwC acquired Dynasoft to form PwC Consulting Hungary. Wermeser brings with him extensive experience gained in the financial services sector: prior to joining PwC, he worked at the Budapest Stock Exchange, the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB), the Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK), and at commercial banks and supervisory authorities. 

Throughout the period he gained experience as a compliance and data protection officer, as head of IT governance, and served as a capital markets expert. In the course of his regulation and supervisory activities, Wermeser was in charge of capital markets supervision, and later banking supervision, and as head of the IT supervision of financial institutions.

At PwC, Zsolt is responsible for creating solutions to help improve clients’ business processes and to ensure they comply with the increasingly strict regulations, most notably the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will take effect in May this year. 

Big Four PwC first launched an on the ground presence in Hungary in 1989. The professional services group rebranded as PwC Hungary from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2011, as part of the firm’s global brand harmonisation strategy.