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Benjamin Lakatos – Top Executives in Energy Industry

Benjamin Lakatos – Top Executives in Energy Industry

March 21, 2024
Benjamin Lakatos is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and majority owner of MET Group, headquartered in Switzerland. Under his leadership MET Group has become an independent, Switzerland-based energy company, present in 15 countries, 30 national gas markets and 22 international trading hubs.

Source: Budapest Business Journal

What drew you to work in the energy industry?

I pursued a degree in finance, despite my strong fascination with physics. My passion for the complexities of numerical analysis, spreadsheets and algorithms led me to embark on my professional journey in the M&A department of MOL, Hungary's largest energy company.

Over the course of a decade, I explored a variety of domains. Then in the mid-2000s, the landscape of the entire energy sector underwent a transformative shift with the introduction of the EU legislation known as ‘unbundling’. This is where I identified a potential new business opportunity.

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