Szymon Skoczylas, Marketing Director, Dreher Breweries, Budapest

  • 23 May 2024 1:48 PM
Szymon Skoczylas, Marketing Director, Dreher Breweries, Budapest
Szymon Skoczylas, 39, is a seasoned marketing professional with over 13 years in brand management and development.

From 2013 to 2023 at Asahi Poland, he advanced to Brand Director for Premium Brands, managing a portfolio worth nearly 470 million EUR.

Renowned for his strategic vision, team leadership, and innovative campaigns, Szymon also enjoys sports, geopolitics, and strategy games.

1. When did you arrive in Hungary and what brought you here?

I moved with my family in August 2023 to embark on an adventure and to develop professionally.  

2. Have you ever been an expatriate elsewhere?

Nope, I’m an expat rookie:)

3. What surprised you most about Hungary?

I’m pleasantly surprised by the diversity, openness, and friendliness of the people. On the downside, the quality of the roads could be better.

4. Friends are in Budapest for the weekend - what must they absolutely see and do? 

They must visit Szimpla Kert, explore Buda Castle, and hike Normafa for stunning views.

5. What is your favourite Hungarian food?

Goulash, yummy😊

6. What is never missing from your refrigerator?


7. What is your favourite Hungarian word?


8. What do you miss most from home? 

Family and friends.

9. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

Professional tennis player.

10. What's a job you would definitely never want?

Any job that lacks close interaction with people.

11. Where did you spend your last vacation?

I explored New York, Mexico, and Florida. 

12. Where do you hope to spend your next holiday?

Argentina, since I’ve never been to South America continent.

13. Apart from temptation what can't you resist?

Fresh baked vanilla croissant.

14. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

“Robin hood: prince of Thieves” - I watched it dozens of times.

15. Red or white?


16. Books or films?

Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to read, so I prefer TV series and films.

17. Morning person or night person?

Night person by nature (best ideas often come close to midnight), morning one by duty (kids’ school and work).

18. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?

Mental health.

19. Buda or Pest?

Chilled Buda, close to the Danube.

20. What would you say is your personal motto?

“Live and let live”, “Be the positive impact on the lives of others”.

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