Karoly Pataki

Founder & CEO

Karoly Pataki grew up in Hungary, Italy and Germany. He concluded his studies in economics in Berlin in 1990 with a degree in economics. Following his postgraduate studies in Mexico City, he returned to Hungary in 1991 and worked as Commercial Manager for the newly established Robert Bosch GmbH in Budapest until 1997. In the years between 1997 and 2012, he held various senior positions in the paper and packaging industry. From 1997 to 2002, he held the position of Deputy General Director at Dunapack AG in Budapest, from 1998 to 2000, the position of General Manager of Eurobox in Poland and from 2000 to 2002 he was a member of the board of Rodina Bulgaria. He has also held advisory and supervisory board mandates in packing plants in Rumania, the Ukraine and Austria.

From 2004 to 2008, he was CFO of the paper and packaging group, the Prinzhorn Holding, and subsequently until 2012, member of the board of Dunapack Packaging GmbH. In 2012, Karoly Pataki moved to the human resources services sector and became responsible for the CEE and SEE region as a member of the board of the Trenkwalder Group. From 2013, he headed the Trenkwalder Group as Chairman of the Board. In January 2017, he established Gravitas GmbH, specialising in professional networking strategies and management development.

Karoly Pataki is a member of the Senate of Economy in Vienna and a member of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London.

In February 2017, Karoly Pataki received for his economic and social merits from Federal President Alexander van der Bellen, the Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria