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Curriculum Vitae

Tamas Kassi


Personal Details:

Born: 12th October 1968 in Budapest, Hungary

Status: Married, 2 children

Currently based in: Bangkok, Thailand

Contact Mobile: +66 8 4527 0002, Office: +66 2 634 2293



Career Trademark:

European executive with 12 years crosscultural experience
gained with top global companies


Key Experience Areas:

General management, company set-up, international business development

(corporate and retail), sales management, management of distribution and

service networks, marketing, project management, product management,

insurance underwriting, call-centre, assistance operations, sales training


Key Industries:

Assistance, insurance, travel & tourism, call centre, FMCG


Character Strength:

Positive, versatile, co-operative, creative, passionate, emphatical,

analytic, structured, systematic, accurate, responsible, dependable,

problem solving


Career Summary:

Professional Activity

2005 ?             Assist-Card International                    Regional Manager Asia

2004 ? 2005    Assist-Card International                    Regional Manager CEE

1999 ? 2004    Europ Assistance Hungary                 Managing Director

1998 ? 1999    Europ Assistance Hungary                 Sales & Marketing Manager

1995 ? 1998    Generali-Providencia Insurance Co.  Product Manager

1994                Henkel Austria                                    Internship             

1991                Masterfoods Hungary                         Internship            


Volunteer Activity
? 2006    Evgyuruk Private Pension Fund         Delegate



Masters Degree in Economics (1995)
Budapest University of Economic Sciences (currently Corvinus University),
Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Information Management
Thesis Work: Concept and Development of Information Superhighway


Other Business Studies:

·        Università degli Studi di Pavia, Faculty of Economics, Varese, Italy (1994)

·        Università degli Studi di Udine, Udine, Italy (1993)

·        Institut für Marktwirtschaft, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria (1991)

·        Handelshochschule, Leipzig, Germany (1989)


Major Training Courses

·        Assist-Card Asia Operations Meeting and Training, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2007)

·        Assist-Card International, Internal Training, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2004)

·        Generali Group School Management Training, Mogliano Veneto-Trieste,

Italy (2002-2003)

·        Europ Assistance Central Europe Management Training, ParisPrague

       Budapest-Warsaw (2001-2002)

·        Underwriting courses at Frankona RE (motor insurance) and TELA

(electronic equipment insurance), Munich, Germany (1996-97)


International Experience:

Asia & Middle East: 5 years, The Americas: 5 months

Germany: 1 year, Poland: 2 years, Italy: 6 months, Austria: 5 months



English, German, Italian, Hungarian           business communication level

Spanish, Polish, Russian                            basic communication level


Sports & Interests

Sports: basketball, tennis, martial arts, bicycle

Top sport achievement: 100km trek in 24h (Kinizsi 100 trekking challenge in 1986)


Interests: travel in Asia, guitar and bass, singing jazz, reading, internet
Special interests: culture, geography, history and economy of Asia


Responsibilities and Achievements in the last 3 Positions:


2005 ?         Assist-Card International (ACI), Regional Business Manager Asia


Budget under co-management: USD 2.9m

Headcount under management: directly: 15 indirectly: 60

Reports to: Director of International Business Division, based in Buenos Aires

Supervises: GSA offices, local sales teams

Liaises with: sales partners and prospects (travel agencies and insurance companies),

assistance operations and alarm centers, service providers, customers, functional

departments of the mother company (sales, marketing, administration, finance, IT)


Main Responsibilities:

·          Supervision and support of 9 local GSA sales operations in Asia covering Korea,

          Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka

·          Filling the formal function of Business Development Director for Global Travel

         Insurance at AAA Assurance Co. in Ho Chi Minh City (from July 2007)


Top Achievements:

·          Over 300% increase in sales in Asia 2008 vs. 2006 (Jan-Aug)

·          Increased business in Indonesia by 900% (Jan-April 2008 vs. 2006)

·          Started up business in India, Vietnam and Cambodia

·          Established Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand (Jan 2007)

·          Launched new product Euro Economy in Thailand (2008)

·          Established 24h Alarm Centre in Ho Chi Minh City (2007)


2004 ? 2005 Assist-Card International (ACI), Regional Manager Central

 & Eastern Europe (

Main Responsibilities:

·          Prospecting for local and regional strategic partnerships with insurance companies
in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech Rep, Hungary, Slovakia,

         Romania, Croatia, Serbia), Support and supervision of AC-Turkey GSA office


Top Achievements:

·          Sales increase after re-engineering the activity of AC-Turkey GSA office 45% in

          2005 vs. 2004


1999 ? 2004 Europ Assistance Hungary (Generali Group), Managing Director



·          General management of the company (business, operations, finances)


Top Achievement:

·          Development of a non-operative legal entity into a market leading multi-service

         assistance company (turnover from EUR 0.1m in 1999 to 0.8m in 2003,
from 8 to 30)












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