Chris Domeny is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary to North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States since 2014. He represents Hungarian interests in the assigned jurisdiction and works to foster bi-lateral relations in the commercial, economic, cultural, scientific, and social spheres. Chris supports the efforts to advance Hungary's innovation and start-up ecosystem and through this facilitates conversations between US and Hungarian startups, investors, incubators, policy makers, and entrepreneurs. He is also involved in economic development efforts in the Carolinas, promoting the region internationally and facilitating discussions with foreign businesses that are looking to expand to the US.
Professionally, Chris currently serves as vice president in the Global Technology Division at Bank of America. Prior to the bank, he held positions at the State of Bavaria U.S. Office for Economic Affairs in New York and at the Eltec Group in Hungary and in Germany. Chris is currently on the Advisory Board of the Eltec Group, serves as vice-chair for the North Carolina Consular Corps, as chancellor for the Consular Corps College, as a member of the Charlotte International Cabinet, and advises various start-up companies with cross-Atlantic ambitions.
Chris received his Bachelor degree with focus on International Business from the University of South Carolina in 2000 and his MBA from the University of Rochester in 2007. He attended the Corvinus University and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in Holland during his transient studies in Europe.
A strong believer in collaboration and knowledge exchange, Chris likes to bring people and ideas together to further business, economic, and social development at any scale.