Vilmos Benko


Mr. William Benko is an entrepreneur, a sought-after public speaker and coach, and philanthropist. But most importantly, he is a devout person who believes in leading by example.

Mr. Benko lives in Budapest, where he is involved in business ventures from healthcare to artificial intelligence, services and software.

After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado USA, he lived and worked in Texas. From Texas, he moved to Hungary to develop real estate ventures and helped build Euronet to become Central Europe’s NASDAQ success story.

He is the President of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and President of the National Talent Support Council and a supervisory board member for Csodalampa, the Hungarian equivalent of USAs Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A passionate and frequent public speaker, Mr. Benko introduced Toastmasters to Hungary, which now is 15 chapters strong and counts 350 members. He has coached politicians, business leaders, students and inmates on the power of public speaking. He also launched a public speaking program for the prison system in Budapest, and is active in helping people develop their skills and strengths.   He also founded the Speak Academy in Hungary and recently published his first book: Speak Your Way to a Better Life available on Amazon.

Mr. Benko also is committed to improving the lives of young people throughout the world. He has coached and mentored hundreds of youth to help them develop self-esteem and a life plan.