Professor Levente Kovács has been the Secretary General (the primary leader of the work organization) of the Hungarian Banking Association since June 1, 2011. He previously served as Deputy CEO at KDB Bank. From 2002 to 2006 he worked as Managing Director at the development and subsequently business department of GIRO Ltd. Before this, he served as Marketing Director in Corporate Banking at Budapest Bank, as head of product development at HypoVereinsbank and Head of Department at CIB bank.
He is currently Head of the Economic Relations Department at the University of Miskolc, the elected vice chairman of the Asian Financial Cooperation Association, an elected member of the board of the European Money Markets Institute, an EXCO member of the European Banking Federation, member of the editorial board at 4 Hungarian and 2 foreign scientific journals, and member of the board or member of the supervisory committee at several other financial organizations.
In 2012 Dr. Kovács received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary for his public, educational and publication activities.
Dr. Kovács graduated from Kossuth Lajos University with a degree in Mathematics and Physics. He then earned an MBA degree from the Budapest University of Economics and finally completed his studies with a PhD degree from the University of Miskolc, where he later also habilitated.