My name is Sándor Csányi. Most of you know me as the chairman and CEO of OTP Bank – a successful businessman, and one of the most successful people in the country. However, few people know that I grew up in humble conditions in the countryside. That is why I am confident that, in addition to financial prosperity and success, we must always keep in mind that many people live in almost unbearably difficult circumstances in our country. Poverty does not make a difference. It does not spare even the best.
I founded the Csányi Foundation with 1 billion forints in private equity, and I hope this will set an example to other successful businessmen as well. My aim is for talented but disadvantaged children to not miss out on the opportunities Hungary has to offer otherwise we lose the nation’s greatest treasure: human knowledge and talent.