40 years experience

About

RECENT YEARS (2018 - present)

CodeBreakers®

Founding Partner of CodeBreakers®, the EU based company dedicated to bringing behavioural business tools and cognitive techniques to businesses. Focus is on building the best strategic decision making models and using coding / asymmetric influencing techniques (www.CodeBreakers.co.hu)

Bay Devonshire Ltd

Managing Director of Bay Devonshire Ltd, a UK based boutique consultancy with offices in Bedford (UK), Vienna (AT) and Budapest (HU). Focus is on spreading global best practices, change management and helping international expansion of local “champions”. BAY DEVONSHIRE LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House) (company-information.service.gov.uk)

OTP (UA)

Member of the Supervisory Board of OTP UA, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the CEE Region’s leading non-government bank (Внесені зміни до складу Наглядової ради АТ «ОТП БАНК» (otpbank.com.ua)

SEED Business School

Faculty Member of SEED Business School, dedicated to teaching the world’s best business practices to CEE executives and emerging leaders (Sandy Vaci - SEED (seed-uni.com)

EFMA

Strategic Advisor at EFMA, the Paris based European Financial Management Association Sandy Vaci (efma.com)

CapitalPlus Exchange

Senior Banker at CapitalPlus Exchange, the Chicago based NGO dedicated to bringing the best international SME banking practices to emerging markets around the world (About - CapPlus)

IFC / SME Finance Forum
Business Fellowship Program of Budapest

Mentor at the Business Fellowship Program of Budapest, helping start ups and young entrepreneurs

Independent Life (2008 - 2018)

Credit Bank of Moscow

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Credit Bank of Moscow - Russia’s largest non-government bank: setting up board and governance structures, preparing for IPO, overseeing organic growth from #60 to #16 in Russia mkb-eng-2012.pdf (moex.com)

Central European University

Senior Lecturer, MBA / Exec MBA Studies, Central European University, Maastricht School of Management: marketing, sales management, innovation and product management, CRM, customer centricity, strategic leadership, cross-cultural practices Sandy Vaci | Central European University (ceu.eu) Maastricht School of Management: Master Class Series (iamexpat.nl)

Independent Advisor / Consultant

Independent Advisor / Consultant on business development and change management challenges, product, sales and marketing best practices, customer centricity and CRM. Select client list: Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Bayer, SAB Miller, IFC/WorldBank, UPC, Monsanto, Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom HU), CIB, UniCredit, ErsteBank, Generali, Avon, NNG, Atoll Technologies, NovaServices, Cisco, CGIPixels, Teva, Wessling, Telenor, Joint Vienna Institute, FSDT (Africa), Volksbank, 791 Technologies, Altex, GlaxoSmithKline, EBRD, Sanabel (Gulf Region).

Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Member, International Academy of Retail Banking (UK), 791 Technologies (CDA), International Academy of Cards and Payments (UK), Wrightson Wood (UK) Sandy Vaci | (wrightsonwood.co.uk)

Author

Author of 4 business books on global-best practices (Published by Lafferty, VRL, SearchingFinance: FREE downloads on sales and channels from Sandy Vaci here - Financial Services Information - Searching Finance)

Hungarian Respiratory Patients’ Society

President / Chairman of the Hungarian Respiratory Patients’ Society - founder of this charitable institution, dedicated to representing patients and medical professionals in negotiations with government authorities

Executive Career (1981 - 2008)

Procter & Gamble (Canada)

Procter & Gamble. Canada
(1981-1988)
Started as Product Development Manager, crossed over into sales and marketing. Finished as Brand Manager on P&G’s flagship brand (35% market share). Also received Governor General’s Award for Crime Prevention, for public-private initiatives.

Royal Bank of Canada (Royal Trust)

Royal Bank of Canada (Royal Trust)
(1988-1991)
Started as Marketing Manager, left as Managing Partner, Lending Products and Segments (top category)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
(1991-1994)
General Manager, Retail Investments ($100+ bill. portfolio, 1500 branches)

Cadbury International

Cadbury International
(1994-1995)
General Manager International Operation, responsible for expanding into new markets globally

Citibank Global Consumer Bank

Citibank Global Consumer Bank
(1995-2000)
Started as VP Marketing Europe, joined Board of France/Belgium (product, brand, sales), promoted to Head of CRM / Business Strategy for Europe, Middle East, Africa (24 countries). Also responsible for Private Bank digital strategy and dedicated USA Lobbyist for EU enlargement in Brussels.

Raiffeisen Bank International

Raiffeisen Bank International
(2000-2005)
SVP Marketing, Sales and Business Development - helped create 11 new retail banks in 11 different CEE countries in 5 years, established business discipline from matrix role.

3-i Inc. Canada

3-i Inc. Canada
(2006)
Principal - Established own company to bring best international practices to existing and new banks - National Commercial Bank of Jamaica, BarclayCard UK, WestchesterBaden Group (Switzerland), Scotiabank Cda

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland
(2006-2008)
CEO Austria, Director of Business Development CEE Region, Member of Senior Leadership team EU Division

40 years experience

About

RECENT YEARS
(2018 - present)

CodeBreakers®

Founding Partner of CodeBreakers®, the EU based company dedicated to bringing behavioural business tools and cognitive techniques to businesses. Focus is on building the best strategic decision making models and using coding / asymmetric influencing techniques (www.CodeBreakers.co.hu)

Bay Devonshire Ltd

Managing Director of Bay Devonshire Ltd, a UK based boutique consultancy with offices in Bedford (UK), Vienna (AT) and Budapest (HU). Focus is on spreading global best practices, change management and helping international expansion of local “champions”. BAY DEVONSHIRE LIMITED - Overview (free company information from Companies House) (company-information.service.gov.uk)

OTP (UA)

Member of the Supervisory Board of OTP UA, the Ukrainian subsidiary of the CEE Region’s leading non-government bank (Внесені зміни до складу Наглядової ради АТ «ОТП БАНК» (otpbank.com.ua)

SEED Business School

Faculty Member of SEED Business School, dedicated to teaching the world’s best business practices to CEE executives and emerging leaders (Sandy Vaci - SEED (seed-uni.com)

EFMA

Strategic Advisor at EFMA, the Paris based European Financial Management Association Sandy Vaci (efma.com)

CapitalPlus Exchange

Senior Banker at CapitalPlus Exchange, the Chicago based NGO dedicated to bringing the best international SME banking practices to emerging markets around the world (About - CapPlus)

IFC / SME Finance Forum
Business Fellowship Program of Budapest

Mentor at the Business Fellowship Program of Budapest, helping start ups and young entrepreneurs

Independent Life
(2008 - 2018)

Credit Bank of Moscow

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Credit Bank of Moscow - Russia’s largest non-government bank: setting up board and governance structures, preparing for IPO, overseeing organic growth from #60 to #16 in Russia mkb-eng-2012.pdf (moex.com)

Central European University

Senior Lecturer, MBA / Exec MBA Studies, Central European University, Maastricht School of Management: marketing, sales management, innovation and product management, CRM, customer centricity, strategic leadership, cross-cultural practices Sandy Vaci | Central European University (ceu.eu) Maastricht School of Management: Master Class Series (iamexpat.nl)

Independent Advisor / Consultant

Independent Advisor / Consultant on business development and change management challenges, product, sales and marketing best practices, customer centricity and CRM. Select client list: Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Bayer, SAB Miller, IFC/WorldBank, UPC, Monsanto, Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom HU), CIB, UniCredit, ErsteBank, Generali, Avon, NNG, Atoll Technologies, NovaServices, Cisco, CGIPixels, Teva, Wessling, Telenor, Joint Vienna Institute, FSDT (Africa), Volksbank, 791 Technologies, Altex, GlaxoSmithKline, EBRD, Sanabel (Gulf Region).

Advisory Board Member

Advisory Board Member, International Academy of Retail Banking (UK), 791 Technologies (CDA), International Academy of Cards and Payments (UK), Wrightson Wood (UK) Sandy Vaci | (wrightsonwood.co.uk)

Author

Author of 4 business books on global-best practices (Published by Lafferty, VRL, SearchingFinance: FREE downloads on sales and channels from Sandy Vaci here - Financial Services Information - Searching Finance)

Hungarian Respiratory Patients’ Society

President / Chairman of the Hungarian Respiratory Patients’ Society - founder of this charitable institution, dedicated to representing patients and medical professionals in negotiations with government authorities

Executive Career
(1981 - 2008)

Procter & Gamble (Canada)

Procter & Gamble. Canada
(1981-1988)
Started as Product Development Manager, crossed over into sales and marketing. Finished as Brand Manager on P&G’s flagship brand (35% market share). Also received Governor General’s Award for Crime Prevention, for public-private initiatives.

Royal Bank of Canada (Royal Trust)

Royal Bank of Canada (Royal Trust)
(1988-1991)
Started as Marketing Manager, left as Managing Partner, Lending Products and Segments (top category)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
(1991-1994)
General Manager, Retail Investments ($100+ bill. portfolio, 1500 branches)

Cadbury International

Cadbury International
(1994-1995)
General Manager International Operation, responsible for expanding into new markets globally

Citibank Global Consumer Bank

Citibank Global Consumer Bank
(1995-2000)
Started as VP Marketing Europe, joined Board of France/Belgium (product, brand, sales), promoted to Head of CRM / Business Strategy for Europe, Middle East, Africa (24 countries). Also responsible for Private Bank digital strategy and dedicated USA Lobbyist for EU enlargement in Brussels.

Raiffeisen Bank International

Raiffeisen Bank International
(2000-2005)
SVP Marketing, Sales and Business Development - helped create 11 new retail banks in 11 different CEE countries in 5 years, established business discipline from matrix role.

3-i Inc. Canada

3-i Inc. Canada
(2006)
Principal - Established own company to bring best international practices to existing and new banks - National Commercial Bank of Jamaica, BarclayCard UK, WestchesterBaden Group (Switzerland), Scotiabank Cda

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland
(2006-2008)
CEO Austria, Director of Business Development CEE Region, Member of Senior Leadership team EU Division