Benjamin Lakatos, Group CEO

Benjamin Lakatos

Group CEO

Benjamin Lakatos is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and majority owner of MET Group, headquartered in Switzerland. He focuses on Group strategy, business development and high-level relationships.

Professional experience

  • Benjamin Lakatos began his career in MOL, successfully participating in various energy transactions in Central and Eastern Europe, CIS countries, North Africa and the Middle East.
  • He played a key role in the Hungarian natural gas market liberalization, by participating in the divestment of MOL’s natural gas business, the construction of a new underground gas storage (MMBF Ltd.) and was a member of the Steering Committee of the Nabucco Gas Pipeline Project.
  • Realizing the market trends and opportunities driven by the changes in EU legislation, he developed a new business approach and founded MET in 2007, with the main focus on natural gas and trading, followed by the entry into the power markets in 2013.
  • Under his leadership MET Group became an independent, Swiss-based multi-commodity energy company, present in 15 countries through subsidiaries, 28 national gas markets and 23 international trading hubs, employing over 1,800 individuals of 33 different nationalities
  • Mr. Lakatos became the majority owner of MET Group through a Management Buy Out in 2018.

Other positions

  • Mr. Lakatos has been awarded the Freedom of the City by the City of Tamási in Hungary.
  • He is the founder of the Ferences Tanulmányi Ösztöndíj program.

Education and personal background

  • MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economics, Hungary.
  • MBA Scholarship at the State University of New York.
  • Mr. Lakatos is a native Hungarian, he speaks English and German.