Gábor Kovács (Orosháza, 2nd January, 1957) banker, art collector, philanthropic, founder of KOGART 

After studying at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) between 1975 and 1980 he started working for the Hungarian National Bank. He was appointed Managing Director of CitiBank Budapest in 1985 and later became the Vice-President of CitiBank London. Since 1991 he is the President-CEO of Bankár Holding Ltd.


Career Milestones:

1980–1985: Hungarian National Bank, member of the International Currency Management Division
1985–1989: Citibank (Budapest), Managing Director
1989–1991: Citibank (London), Vice President
1991–2012: Bankár Plc. (Budapest), Managing Director and eventually President-CEO of  Bankár Holding Ltd.
2012–  Director of the Board at Bankár Ltd.


From the early 1990s he is a vivid art collector and supporter of Hungarian art. His collection encompasses the history of Hungarian paintings from the beginning of the 18th Century until the mid 1900s. 


He founded the Gábor Kovács Art Foundation with a capital investment of 3 billion HUF on 8th November 2003, and opened KOGART House on 20th April 2004. 


Since 2006 he is a member of the Trilateral Commission.


In 2010 after a complete reconstruction process he opened the Sopronbánfalva Pauline-Carmelite Monastery with a new aim and mission in-line with the spirituality of the building

On 8th November 2010 he founded theGeneva based World Servers Foundation.


Awards, honors:

2005: Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic
2005: Summa Artium Award, "Contemporary Art" category, wide variety of culture sponsorship and organization activities



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