Áron Varga
Senior Advisor, Hungary
Áron has more than fifteen years of experience in public affairs, government relations and political analysis in Hungary. Áron has provided strategic counsel to a wide range of international companies in Budapest, across a range of sectors, most notably within IT/digital, FMCG and healthcare. His network and forensic knowledge of the policy and political landscapes in Budapest are a major asset to Aretera’s clients in this crucial CEE market.

Responsibilities at Aretera

  • Overall management of client relations in Hungary;
  • Regulatory monitoring and strategic counsel on political and policy issues;
  • Outreach to government bodies and other relevant stakeholders.

Professional experience

Áron started his career as a political analyst before graduating as a political scientist from the ELTE University, Budapest. Later, he studied at the doctoral school of political science at Corvinus University. At the beginning of his career, Áron served as a political analyst and later senior political consultant at several Budapest-based think tanks, working with ministries, MEPs, MPs and several city mayors in Hungary.

In 2017, Áron switched to the corporate advisory world with emerging markets consultancy Speyside, before joining the growing Aretera team in 2022. Áron is fluent in Hungarian and English, and has a solid understanding of German. He currently resides in Budapest.