Xpat interview: Tibor Jancsó, Managing Director, AGS Pro: Representing König+Neurath AG

  • 12 Apr 2019 1:08 PM
Xpat interview: Tibor Jancsó, Managing Director, AGS Pro: Representing König+Neurath AG
After earning his degree in Business Administration & General Management from University of Scranton, Tibor entered the business world on the sales side. Since then he has gained a wide range of commercial experience, and has risen to the top levels of management.

His first job was to help small foreign companies to strengthen their presence in the Hungarian market. Next he helped Hungarian companies to open branches is the neighboring countries  of Slovakia and Romania. The next step was bringing new companies to the Hungarian market.

In order to gain more experience, he decided to work for multinational companies next, so he started at Heidelberg and later he joined Hyundai WIA.

Recently he became the dealer of König+Neurath office furniture in Hungary, impressed by the company’s attitude towards quality, products manufacturing and the way they thrive on sustainable manufacturing.

"To unburden the ecosystem and leave a healthy living space to future generations," are fundamental goals of König + Neurath, and this also inspired Tibor to be a part of their team.


1. Where did you grow up?
In Transylvania, in a city close to the mountains, where every year I spent a couple of weeks hiking and climbing. That’s where I got my passion for nature and I learned to appreciate 'the small things in life' as well.

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
I had plenty of opportunities to move from Hungary to various countries, for one reason as I speak 5 languages, however this option never attracted me. After all my travel trips, including back to Transylvania, it always feels so good to come home to Hungary.

3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?
My famly, friends, and cosy environment at home. My Hungarian friends are always surprised when I tell them that I like it here. It’s hard to explain to them how when I was in Norway, Korea, Italy (Northern part, not in the South) and France, how I felt a barrier that was quite difficult to break when meeting people there.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?
After sightseeing in city center and in the castle area, I always take them either to Svábhegy-Normafa, or on a tour to the old houses and villas in Ferencváros or Zugló, to show the different faces of the city.

5. What is your favourite food?
Traditional Hungarian food, with lots of hot paprika.

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?
Definitely hiking. I miss rock climbing, paragliding and combat sports, but as the time goes by I have less and less time for practicing them.

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?
Badacsony. A trip to the remains of the volcanic mountains, with stops at the wine cellars, is perfect recreation for me.

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?
I’ve worked in plenty of fields and positions, but there’s nothing else suits me better than managing a business.

9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?
Accountancy. Sitting in an office for 8 hours and working all day long with dry numbers - that would drive me nuts.

10. How did you spend your last vacation?
Relaxing by the seaside, and hiking in the mountains.

11. How do you hope to spend your next one?
Relaxing by the seaside and hiking in the mountains :-)

12. What was your favourite band(s( and film(s) as a teen?
Deep Purple, Genesis, AC/DC. The Goodfather, The Big Blue.

13. Apart of temptation what can’t you resist?
A good chat in the evening over a glass of wine.

14. Red wine or white?
Mostly red, but in a hot summer evening white is the winner.

15. Book or movie?
Book.

16. Morning person or night person?
Morning. It's not a problem for me to wake up at any early hour.

17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?
Sustainable development.

18. Buda or Pest side?
Buda side.

19. What would you say is your personal motto? 
The world is not good nor bad. It is like it is. Only our attitude makes it good or bad.

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