Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner is the founder of Richmond Global, a U.S. firm with venture capital investments in technology and communications in the U.S., China, and India. A social entrepreneur, in 1997 Kellner co-founded Endeavor, a pioneering organization promoting entrepreneurship in emerging markets; and in 1992, he co-founded Hungary’s Environmental Management & Law Association (EMLA), one of Central Europe’s leading NGOs developing environmental law and policy. Kellner serves on the boards of Obopay, Inc., AdChina, Inc., and YoBrand, Inc. and nonprofits Endeavor and Ashoka Youth Venture. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary before earning a J.D. from Yale Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Miklós Pacsay-Tomassich

Miklós Pacsay-Tomassich is the founder and director of NT Creation Kft., a Hungarian- and Belgian-owned consulting firm active in real estate, corporate investment, financial and strategic consulting. Prior to founding NT Creation in 2007, Pacsay-Tomassich managed and developed a real estate portfolio worth EUR 50 million at Eurotrust Holding. He also has experience managing real estate developments in and around Brussels, with companies such as Bouygues Construction SA. Pacsay-Tomassich is fluent in French and English in addition to his native Hungarian.

Zoltán A. Várdy

Zoltán A. Várdy is an investor, advisor and executive coach with 20 years of experience in the media & entertainment industry. Várdy was CEO/Central European TV at Pro SiebenSat1 Media and CEO of TV2 Hungary, where he was responsible for EUR 100 million in revenues and 600 people at three TV channels in Hungary and Romania. In his eight years with the company, Várdy also served as Vice President/Ad Sales, handling 19 TVs in Scandinavia, Benelux and Eastern Europe, and as Commercial Director/Hungary. Várdy has held senior executive positions at Ringier (Budapest), USA Today (London), Turner Broadcasting (London) and CBS (Los Angeles). He co-founded and sold eEurope Media, an Internet media venture focused on Central Europe. He teaches “Entrepreneurship in Media & Entertainment” at the Corvinus School of Management MBA program, and is a frequent speaker at media and investment conferences across Europe. He is on the boards of the CEU Business School, the European TV and Media Management Academy, and the European Group of Television Advertising. Várdy was born and raised in the US, is a graduate of Cornell University, and lives in Budapest.