Meet The Team

Wattmanager Kft. was founded in 2017 with the goal of providing customers with thorough and precise studies and evaluations to aid conscious and cost-effective decisions in the field of energy/environmental sustainability.

 
Zoltán Baranyák

Zoltán graduated from Budapest University of Technology and Economics with a degree in Energy Management. He has over 10 years of experience in leading the evaluation of large renewable energy projects for Hungarian and EU grant subsidy programmes. He has also taken part in the development of urban and city-wide sustainable development strategies.

At Wattmanager, Zoltan leads the technical lead in the design of energy efficiency and high-yield renewable energy systems. Furthermore, he is involved in Wattmanager’s software development project called “Wenerate.” Along with his enthusiasm for reducing his own carbon footprint, he is interested in all forms of environmental sustainability and he derives great pleasure from enjoying weekends with his family.

 
Norbert Zalai

After graduating from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as an Energy Engineer, Norbert specialized in Facility Engineering at Szent István University (MSc).

He has been involved in designing thousands of (smaller and larger) interventions to buildings in relation to energy and energy and sustainability, with Norbert leading these projects in the last few years. He is an expert in buildings and energy regulation and in applying sustainable architectural and mechanical solutions to their problems.

He believes that whether we are making decisions that affect our personal or professional lives, responsible decisions can only be made by co-considering sustainability in the process. His favourite hobby is “parenting” and Norbi is a passionate vegan, gardener and football player.

 
Márton Havas

Marton specialised in geological and technical aspects of compressed air and power-to-gas energy storage technologies at Eötvös Loránd University, in his Earth Science BSc degree majoring in geophysics. Continuing his studies, he researched the economics of batteries and solar power plants as part of his MSc in Regional and Environmental Economics at the Budapest University of Technology and BME). His qualifications are being further broadened with his part-time doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in transport science at BME.

As a co-founder and a lead energy consultant at Wattmanager, he leads municipal and corporate energy efficiency projects and renewable energy projects. Marton is the CEO of the company’s energy management software division, called Wenerate.

His hobbies are business development and enjoys providing entrepreneurial mentoring to school students and young adults. He also travels to explore new cultures.

 
András Bánfalvi

András is a Geography graduate of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) specialising in Regional and Urban development, and continued his postgraduate studies (MSc) in Regional and Environmental Economics at Corvinus University.

He has applied knowledge of the Hungarian and regional energy market with having contributed to wind related research projects at REKK, the Regional Central European Energy Research Institute, in addition to undertaking detailed analysis of the Hungarian Power Exchange (HUPX).

András joined Wattmanager team in the summer of 2018 and is an all-rounder contributor to the team towards - he leads the grant/subsidy management as well as undertakes solar simulations, carbon reduction management studies and designs energy efficiency action plans for municipalities.

The software development project of Wenerate also benefits from the input Andras due to be launched at some point this year. Like others in the Wattmanager team, for András sustainability forms a baseline principal in his daily life choices whether it be personal and professional.

 
Christian Béla Bayer

Christian Béla has 15 years of commercial, regulatory and policy experience working shoulder to shoulder with governments, regulators and utilities in Europe, Australia, South-East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean. His qualifications include Master of Applied Commerce (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne, specialising in International Economics and Development, with his undergraduate major in Economic History.

At Wattmanager, he leads broader business development activities including acquisition of capital, senior client management and acquisition and project management.

He is passionate about consumer welfare and utility transparency, while outside of work you’ll find him canoeing, building or roaming the Balkans.

 
Luca Papp