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Bence Novák

Member of the Executive Board / MET Holding AG

Bence Novák is the Group Chief Strategy Officer and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

Mr. Novák is responsible for strategy and business development of MET Group. Prior to becoming Group Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Novák was Group Chief Sales Officer. Before joining MET Group Mr. Novák gained broad experience in the international oil and gas sector, with a focus on business development, gas and power wholesale & sales and natural gas storage.

Professional Experience:

  • CEO at MET Hungary Ltd., leading the company’s growth to become a major player in the national gas market, strengthening its retail positions, and setting up its highly competitive business and functional operations with yearly revenue above EUR 500 million.

  • Director of Gas Wholesale and Portfolio Management at MOL Group, responsible for natural gas supply for certain MOL Group entities and for governing and controlling the gas wholesale & sales portfolio of MOL Group subsidiaries in Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Austria and Romania.

  • CEO at MMBF Natural Gas Storage Ltd., development and construction of the storage facility with a total CAPEX value of EUR 500 million.

  • Director of Trading and Business Development at MMBF, responsible for sales of storage capacities with a value of EUR 65 million per year, and sales of other hydrocarbons with a value of EUR 15 million year.

  • Novák also held positions at MOL Group as Advisor to the MOL Group CEO (focusing on upstream and gas businesses) and as Regional Manager of the Upstream Division (FSU and Europe, focusing on acquisitions and divestitures).

Education and personal background

  • MSC as an economist from the Budapest University of Economics (Corvinus), Hungary.

  • Master of International Management from the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education Program.

  • Scholarship at the State University of New York, New York, USA and at the University of Cologne, Germany

  • Novák holds a Hungarian passport, is a native speaker of Hungarian, and a fluent speaker of English and German.