Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended MOL’s board meeting at the invitation of the management on Thursday.
CEO Zsolt Hernádi received PM Orbán, Energy Minister Csaba Lantos, Economic Development Minister Márton Nagy, political director Balázs Orbán and state secretary János Nagy, who attended a meeting on MOL’s long-term business strategy, the effects of the Ukraine war, the energy crisis and European Union sanctions as well as Hungary’s energy strategy, the PM’s press chief said. Hernádi also showed the delegation around the new MOL headquarters, he added. MOL opened its new headquarters, Hungary’s highest building, in the Kopászi-gát area of south Budapest. MOL President-CEO Zsolt Hernádi told the opening event that 2,500 people will be working in the building to ensure the company’s growth with the further aim of securing Hungary’s energy supplies. The building was designed by FintaStudio, the Hungarian partner of Foster and Partners, and the interior design was created by Kinzo and the Minusplus planning and design office, he added. Construction was carried out by Market Építő. The director in charge of consumer services, Péter Ratatics, noted the building is 143m high, with a total floor space of 86,000 sqm. He added that the construction was financed by MOL from its own resources, but he declined to reveal the total cost.