The electrical engineer and economist has more than 18 years of senior management and consulting experience in the fields of finance, information communication and energy.
Energy Minister Csaba Lantos has appointed Gábor Szanka as the head of the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ) as of July 1, the Ministry of Energy (ME) announced.
One of the biggest challenges of the current period is the transformation of the country’s energy system and, in this context, the management of phenomena related to climate change, they wrote. According to the announcement, the OMSZ has an unavoidable role and task in supporting energy neutrality efforts and weather-dependent renewable energies in the transition from fossil-based to electricity-based energy production, therefore, in the future, the organization’s activities will be expanded to include scientific and climate research tasks. The government’s goal is for the OMSZ to become a modern and competitive organization that, with its structure adapted to dynamically changing capacity requirements, meets the expectations of the state and customers, the energy sector, transport, and agriculture, they added.
Gábor Szanka is an electrical engineer and economist with more than 18 years of senior management and consulting experience in the fields of finance, information communication and energy. Among the primary goals of the new leader is that the institution focuses on the protection of air purity and improving the accuracy of meteorological forecasts, which, in addition to preparing for weather-related events, also contributes to the growth of GDP in agriculture, the energy industry, transport and tourism, wrote the ministry.