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Former member Hungarian Assembly

Zsolt Horváth

Acquired offshore firms before and after leaving Hungary's National Assembly

Related to  Hungary
Data from: Panama Papers
Zsolt Horváth was a member of Hungary’s National Assembly between June 1998 and May 2014 for the ruling Fidesz party. A physician and dentist, Horvath headed the Office of Social Policy of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán from February to May 2000. He was then parliamentary secretary for health from June 2000 to May 2001 and served on the National Assembly’s health committee.

In the data

In October 2013, when he was still a member of the National Assembly, Zsolt Horváth became director of Excelle Media International Ltd., although Horváth's most recent declaration of financial interests to the Hungarian parliament, made in 2014, does not mention the offshore company. In September 2014, four months after he left politics, he became director of Mayer & Collins Trading Company Ltd. Hungarian businessman Imre Kökényesi is co-director of both companies, which manufacture and sell toys in China, Hong Kong and Hungary, and are registered with Mossack Fonseca in the Seychelles. Company Registration & Business Services Limited, which works with Mossack Fonseca, manages the companies out of Hong Kong, and is also shareholder of Excelle. It contacted Mossack Fonseca in 2013 about opening a bank account with HSBC for Excelle. In March 2015, after Horváth had been out of politics for 10 months, Mossack Fonseca identified him as a politically exposed person.

Response

Horvath did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
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