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Gábor Gion

17:09 May 26, 2022


Nationality: Hungarian
Place and date of birth: Novi Sad, 12 June 1967
Marital status: married, a father of three


Ministry of Finance
2018 – 2022 State Secretary for Financial Policy Affairs

Deloitte Hungary
2009–2017 Chairman and CEO

Deloitte Ltd
2007 – 2010 leader of the audit and risk advisory service line
2004 – partner

Ernst & Young Hungary
2002–2004 senior manager

Arthur Andersen Hungary
1992–2002 auditor


1998 – Registered auditor
1987–1992 Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences, Faculty of Science, mathematician
1984–1986 Vocational Secondary School – Svetozar Markovic, Subotica
1982–1984 General Secondary School – Svetozar Miletic, Srbobran


September 1986 – September 1987, Yugoslav People’s Army Duty station: Krizevci, Republic of Croatia, Yugoslavia


English, Croatian, Serbian – negotiation level
Russian – elementary level


  • Gábor Gion is currently State Secretary for Strategic Planning and Human Resources of the Ministry of Defence.
  • Between 2018 and May 2022, he was head of the State Secretariat for Financial Affairs in the Ministry of Finance. As state secretary, he was responsible for working out macroeconomy policy analyses and proposals, for the regulation of financial services, for international relations and financial institutions, for the EU strategy and OECD affairs, as well as filled the following positions:
  • Chairman, OECD National Council
  • Chairman, Anti-Money Laundering Coordination Council
  • Chairman, Steering Committee, Hungary Green Bond Framework Program
  • Chairman, Resolution Fund
  • Member of the Board of Directors, National Deposit Insurance Fund
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Start Garancia Ltd.
  • In 2020, he led the negotiations on overdue hospital debt, during which he negotiated with close to 100 suppliers. He directed the Health Industry Support Program, which has an instrument of financial support worth HUF 67 billion (a project with HUF 87 billion total value) for the implementation of investment projects with annual potential revenue of at least HUF 170-180 billion in three phases.
  • He led negotiations with Vienna Insurance Group on the acquisition of state-owned property in the insurance companies Aegon and UNION.
  • He started his career in auditing at Arthur Andersen in 1992, then he resumed it at Ernst & Young in 2002. In what followed, in 2004 he became partner at Deloitte Audit and Assurance Ltd. Between 2007 and 2011, he was leader of the audit and risk advisory service line. In 2009, he became President and CEO of Deloitte Business and Management Consulting Ltd, and headed the office in Hungary for eight years. Besides his wide-ranging auditing and transactional advisory jobs, he was Country Managing Partner between 2009 and 2018 as well as EMEA regional China Services Group Leader between 2011 and 2018. Between 2016 and 2018, he was Chairman of the Board, SOS Children’s Villages Hungary.
  • Since 2010, he has been honorary associate professor at the University of Miskolc.

NATO delegation visits Hungary

11:55 October 3, 2023

In the last week of September, headed by National Military Representative of Hungary to NATO Lieutenant General Zoltán Mihócza, a NATO delegation from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) was staying in Hungary.


Strengthening resilience is a collective task

11:40 October 3, 2023

The resilience of a nation requires the preparedness and support of civil citizens as well. Perhaps this is how one could sum up, in a single sentence, the most important theme of the inaugural Civil-Military Interaction Seminar (CMI Seminar) organized by the Headquarters Multinational Division Centre (HQ MND-C) in Budapest between 26–28 September.


Weapons Intelligence Teams attack the network

11:31 October 2, 2023

The International Training Branch of the HDF NCO Academy is holding an International Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) Course for 19 soldiers from 14 NATO member states. On 27 September, in the organization of the NATO C-IED Centre of Excellence, the course participants were practicing Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) techniques at Csobánka.

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Saying thanks for the helicopter assistance

15:36 September 28, 2023

Slovenian ambassador to Budapest Dr. Marjan Cencen recently paid a visit to the Hungarian Defence Forces 86th Helicopter Wing to personally say thanks for the Hungarian assistance to Slovenia during one of the major natural disasters that had hit his country.

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NATO delegation from SHAPE

15:29 September 28, 2023

The NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) National Military Representatives are staying in Hungary. The delegation was welcomed by Major General Ferenc Kajári, Deputy Chief of the HDF General Staff on 26 September.

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Belgian ambassador pays introductory call

15:26 September 28, 2023

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky recently received in Budapest Jeroen Vergeylen, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium accredited to Hungary.


Hungarian logistics officer receives a General’s recognition

14:04 September 26, 2023

In recognition of his outstanding performance in support of Exercise NOBLE JUMP 2023 live exercise, Major General John Mead, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans at NATO Joint Force Command Naples (JFCNP), presents Hugarian soldier Major Viktor Bozsik with a Certificate of Appreciation.


Training evaluation visit to the Aviation Wing

13:53 September 26, 2023

Between 17–22 September, in support of the Croatia-based Regional Arms Control Verification and Implementation Assistance Centre (RACVIAC) – Centre for Security Cooperation, the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff Operations Directorate organized – on behalf of Hungary – the Confidence and Security Building Measures “Vienna Document 2011 Compliance and Verification Course”.


Attachés’ visit to Kecskemét

14:59 September 25, 2023

Seventeen members of the Budapest Military Attaché Corps (BMAC) recently paid a visit to the HDF 101st Aviation Wing. During the visit, the representatives gained an insight into the organizational structure and task system of the unit, and then learned about the capabilities of the JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft at static and dynamic displays.


Another renovated memorial pyramid inaugurated on Doberdo Plateau

14:53 September 25, 2023

On 23 September, one of the most important Hungarian WWI restored memorial sites of the Doberdo Plateau was inaugurated in a ceremony on Monte San Michele in Italy. The Ministry of Defence Military History Institute and Museum (MoD MHIM) supported the renovation of a memorial pyramid erected on the northern slope of Monte San Michele in memory of the Hungarian Royal Nagyvárad 4th honvéd infantry regiment.