Advisory Board

Taira-Julia Lammi
Country Managing Director, ABB Hungary
She has been working with ABB since 1997, having held a number of roles in quality and operations development, supply chain and project management as well as management positions.
Working as Quality Manager, she gained a great insight to all major departments of a business unit at ABB, so she had a chance to know the products and processes, customers and suppliers.
Then, becoming a Project Manager and supervisor, running a team of people in R&D was an important technical experience for her as engineer to get a real hands-on experience of ABB products.
She took on her previous role as Center Head of the Internal Consulting Group for ABB in Finland and the Czech Republic in 2009 for seven years. Primary responsibilities in this role included leading people through various changes, keeping up the competences and bring in new ones and making sure people are motivated in their work and deliver results.
Taira-Julia Lammi comes from Finland. She holds a Master Sciences in Industrial Engineering from Tampere University of Technology in Finland. She completed a leadership training at Levon Institute and a Senior Leadership Development Program at IMD Lausanne in 2014.
She speaks Finnish, English, Spanish, Swedish and German.
In her spare time, she likes skiing, attending concerts, theater plays, playing golf, attending gym classes and travelling. She is married, and has two children.


Peter Szalay
Chief Operating Officer, IBM Hungary

Peter has been working for IBM since 1994. He started his career as a Financial Analyst, then became the Deputy CFO at IBM Hungary. In 1996 at HTCC Consulting he fulfilled the Controller and chief Accountant position, and in 1999 he became the CFO of IBM Hungary. Before becoming the COO, he has been leading the EMEA Accounting Tower. Business and industry insight consultative advisor.

Education: JPTE Pécs, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA; The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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