Management

Attila Bánhidi, Commercial Managing Director

He was born on 8th October, 1970. He is married with two daughters. Having completed his studies at a bilingual course of a secondary school, he graduated from the College for Commerce and Catering. Prior to Fornetti he was the CEO of Mocca Negra Zrt. Since 2010 he has been Fornetti’s commercial director. He successfully conducted the New Time Program, the transformation of the total franchise network, when all franchise partner contracts were renewed and categorised in one of 4 different shop types. It also meant the full refurbishment and transformation of the shops that involved two image changes. A new shop type – shop-in-shop - was introduced in the retail chains when bakery corners were set up in several locations at a high speed. His achievements also include the launch of trade with international Retail chains.

He spends his little free time with his children and with doing sports. Earlier on he pursued several branches of heavy athletics so developing sport into an essential part of his life.  In the past years he has been active in bench pressing and body workout. Besides sports he is interested in cars and enjoys dog breeding.

Balthas Klein, Operations & Administration Managing Director

He was born 1981 in Stuttgart. Germany. After his commercial apprenticeship he studied business and economics in Würzburg, Germany. He joined the Aryzta Group in 2010 and has held various roles within the central European Procurement team and the Aryzta Asia-Pacific Division before joining the European Investment Department.

He has been working with Fornetti since January 2015 as CSO , and will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer from June  2017.

István Herczeg, COO Managing Director

I joined Fornetti because I received the proposal in a period of my life when I was open and ready for challenges given by a new company and new environment.

I do believe that the company can benefit from my experience and knowledge and with my new team we can contribute to the ongoing successful operations of Fornetti.

I completed my Food Engineer and Quality Control Engineer degree at the Szeged College for Food Industry. For 18 years I was working for Sole-Mizo in various areas of the operations, and left that company as the deputy CEO.

I live in Szeged with my family. I enjoy sailing, fishing and hunting.

Martin Udvarev, managing director of Fornetti Bulgaria

Martin Udvarev was born in Budapest on 17th August 1973. Having graduated the Bulgarian-Hungarian language secondary school in Budapest he  continued his studies in the Kodolani Janos College, majoring in economics. Before joining Fornetti Bulgaria he worked at the Hungarian Embassy in Sofia. Since the establishment of Fornetti Bulgaria he has held a managerial position.

Married, a father of one child. In his spare time he likes to spend his time with his family. He also like hiking.

Zoltán Kovács, CFO Managing Director

He was born on September 1st, 1978. He is married, he has a little son and a baby girl. He went to high-school in Kecskemét, at ÁFEOSZ. Based on his school achievements he was admitted to the College of Finance and Accountancy in Győr without needing to pass an admission test. He obtained his first diploma in accountancy, and the second one in finance. His first workplace is Fornetti, where he has been working in different financial fields from the year 2000. The biggest professional challenge for him is that during the development of Fornetti he has always come across even more up-to-date directions; thus there is no conventionalism, and one constantly has to measure up to new situations and requirements. Besides his work, he has managed the finances of the Public Foundation for the Public Safety of Kecskemét for three years, without any remuneration.

His hobby is line-fishing.

Pavlin Dalev, Commercial director

He was born on 27th August 1975. A father of a son and a daughter.

He graduated from English Language School. Then he earned a degree in economics and specialized in finance and coorporate management.

He began his working career in various industries such as FMCG and Telecommunications. In December 2016 he joined Fornetti Bulgaria as Commercial Director.

For him first and foremost is the team and the common success. It is a challenge for him to bring Hungarian trends in line with Bulgarian specifics and needs as well as discovering, developing and introducing new opportunities!

He spends his spare time with his family, also travelling and doing sports. He loves boxing and scuba diving, so sport has become a part of his life.

Kristian Karailiev, Logistics manager

He was born on 30th October 1979. He is married with one child. Having graduated the Bulgarian-Hungarian language secondary school in Budapest he  continued his studies in the Kodolani Janos College, majoring in economics while also taking an exam in foreign trade. He has been managing the logistics department of Fornetti Bulgaria since the company was set up and between 2009 and 2011 he also managed the production process.

In his spare time he likes to spend his time with his family and he like travelling. When there is time for it he plays football, go skiing or climbs rocks. 

  
Day by day millions of people across Europe consume the products of Fornetti. Adapting to the needs of our customers we place emphasis on the continuous renewal of our range of products.
The quality of our products has to comply with a number of requirements, amongst others with the governing rules and regulations being in force, the expectations of the Customers, and also with food safety regulations.
The franchise system of Fornetti enables you to safely extend the product range of your existing store with a small investment, or to start a new, profitable business.