Janos IllessyAbout Janos Illéssy (Hungary), Member of the Board of Europartners, Chairman

Janos has been a full time business executive in the area of finance and worked as CFO for some listed Hungarian companies as well as a bank. Currently he is the chairman of the audit committee of a major Hungarian telecom provider. He has also been teaching corporate finance in various local and international university MBA programs. Besides, Janos does financial consulting for small and medium size businesses.

Janos served as the President of the Christian Businessmen Committee in Hungary, or KEVE Tarsasag. While he stepped down after nine years as the president to give way to new leaders, he is still deeply committed: He leads KEVE’s Compass - Finances God's Way ministry and is a trained moderator of The Trinity Forum (a.k.a. The Renaissance Forum). Janos also serves as a lay preacher and elder in his congregation. He is a member of the steering committee of the Hungarian Evangelical Forum, a local offspring of the European Leadership Forum.

Janos is truly convinced that the Bible has many deep messages for business people: Among other things, it is a timeless and most relevant business book too. He knows no higher value than Jesus, therefore is convinced that non-Christian leaders need to know Him, while Christian leaders have to apply their faith in the marketplace faithfully and transparently.

Janos is married to Orsi; they have 3 children and live close to Budapest, Hungary.

About Janos Illéssy (Hungary), Member of the Board of Europartners, Vice-Chairman

Frank Suchy für EuropartnersAbout Frank Suchy (Germany), Vice Chairman

Frank was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt, today named Chemnitz. His father was an independent business man and founder of the company Suchy Textile Machinery. He grew up in an atheistic home and he didn’t believe in a GOD. After finishing military service he worked as an engineering educator in a Company Professional College and taught young people their professional training.

In 1984 he met his wife Birgit, and through her he got to know the Christian faith. His Christian faith developed and he experienced the wonderful personal relationship with our Lord JESUS CHRIST.

Out of this fantastic experience, however, a big personal problem resulted. Frank worked as an educator in a communist system and wanted to live his life based on the Word of GOD. Frank was forbidden to talk about and/or practice his faith during working hours. Therefore he decided to give up his professional job, which he loved very much. It was GOD’s guidance that he went into business for himself, and in 1988 he founded a company for the repair and calibration of measuring instruments.

Frank’s vision is that Christian entrepreneurs and appointed executives realize who they are in CHRIST and how they can perform their pastorate in the economy, under the leadership of the HOLY SPIRIT.
We become light and salt of the earth, as well as fathers and mothers, who support other people to embrace their calling and live in a lively relationship with JESUS CHRIST.

Mircea Cirt
Mircea lives in Baia Mare, Romania. He is married with Adriana and has 3 children. Mircea is owner, founder and CEO of the ATP Exodus group https://www.atp-exodus.com/en. His passion is to honour God whit the skills and talents he received as an entrepreneur and business person. He is praised for his contribution to the economic development of the municipality, for the implementation of social and charitable projects, for the contribution made to the welfare of the people, for proof of responsibility and involvement in the community.

He was born at 4 July 1973 and is a member of a Pentecostal, free church in Baia Mare

IanSmithAbout Ian Smith (UK), Member of the Board of Europartners, Secretary

Ian Smith is Executive Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries' (RZIM) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. He joined RZIM in 2006 following 20 years as a senior executive in the corporate arena.

A Chartered Engineer, Ian’s career began in the water industry and progressed to executive responsibility in the manufacturing and construction sectors including management of part of the newly privatised UK rail network in the 1990’s. This was followed by involvement in corporate responsibility, governance and risk management.

Alongside his professional career, Ian completed the University of Oxford’s Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Ian is married to Rosemary, and has two sons and three grandchildren. Ian has a passion for evangelism and to see Christian leaders in the business and professional world equipped to share the beauty and credibility of the Gospel. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the ministry both globally and in the EMEA region, and leadership of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

089A0943Daniel lives outside Belfast with his wonderful wife Dani and 3 kids under the age of five.

He is Managing Director of Cornerstone NI Ltd. Daniel is passionate about the potential for design and innovation in property development and construction to transform spaces, regenerate communities and enhance people’s lives and wellbeing. Daniel leads an innovative company that combines property development and investment along with social impact. He is continually inspired by the concept of Kingdom business and how this concept can change how we do business and see Gods Kingdom come on earth.

Daniel has been involved in leadership of CBMC in Belfast for the last 3 years and has developed Young Professionals a group specifically geared for those in their 20’s – 30’s that want to be empowered to lead in the workplace and keep Christ centre.

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