New President for HuGBC

Monday 05th May 2014

The general assembly of Hungary GBC held on 23rd April was a special occasion, with members celebrating the fifth birthday of the organisation. This was a very important occasion from another point of  view. The mandate of former president Dr. András Reith has terminated, and members of the Council have elected a new president: Pál Baross, former member of the Board of Directors was elected unanimously as the new president.

In his presentation speech, Pál Baross stated that during his presidency, a bigger emphasis will be put on the business side of green building.

Pál Baross graduated as a landscape architect from Corvinus University, Budapest, 1968. He studied urban and regional design at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Vancouver, Canada in 1972 and studied property development at Development Planning, Bartlett School of Architecture, University Collage London, England in 1974. In 2006, he graduated from a course organised by Harvard University and Leiden University on “Leadership and Change in Public Policy and Management”. In 2009, he qualified on the BREEAM qualification programme. Working for the World Bank, Mr. Baross worked in 54 countries, including India, Indonesia and the Netherlands. He is a former member of the Board of Directors, member and former president of RICS, president of the Board of Directors of Budapest Főváros Vagyonkezelő Központ Zrt.          

During the general assembly, members also voted on modifications to the General Rules of the Council, and a HuGBC Ambassador title was granted to Mr. Sándor Fegyverneky, former president of HuGBC and Mr. József Márfi.

The general assembly of Hungary GBC held on 23rd April was a special occasion, with members celebrating the fifth birthday of the organisation. This was a very important occasion from another point of  view. The mandate of former president Dr. András Reith has terminated, and members of the Council have elected a new president: Pál Baross, former member of the Board of Directors was elected unanimously as the new president.

In his presentation speech, Pál Baross stated that during his presidency, a bigger emphasis will be put on the business side of green building.

Pál Baross graduated as a landscape architect from Corvinus University, Budapest, 1968. He studied urban and regional design at the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Vancouver, Canada in 1972 and studied property development at Development Planning, Bartlett School of Architecture, University Collage London, England in 1974. In 2006, he graduated from a course organised by Harvard University and Leiden University on “Leadership and Change in Public Policy and Management”. In 2009, he qualified on the BREEAM qualification programme. Working for the World Bank, Mr. Baross worked in 54 countries, including India, Indonesia and the Netherlands. He is a former member of the Board of Directors, member and former president of RICS, president of the Board of Directors of Budapest Főváros Vagyonkezelő Központ Zrt.          

During the general assembly, members also voted on modifications to the General Rules of the Council, and a HuGBC Ambassador title was granted to Mr. Sándor Fegyverneky, former president of HuGBC and Mr. József Márfi.