In profile: Annamária Zentai

23 May 2013

Group Academy and Resourcing and Talent Director

There are opportunities across the board if you are ready for a challenge.

Annamária Zentai, Group Academy and Resourcing and Talent Director

Annamária joined Tesco in Hungary in 2007 as the Retail Personnel Manager responsible for stores and distribution.

"In Hungary, Tesco employs 22,000 people and I wanted to work for a company with that kind of scale because with that size comes responsibility and an opportunity to make a significant difference in people's lives." After a year she was the countrywide Personnel Director and joined the Executive Board.

In March this year, Annamária took on a new position as the Group Academy and Resourcing and Talent Director. It's a change in job, a change in country and a change from a  country role to taking on a leadership role looking after the development of leadership and operating skills training, and internal and external pipelines of talent across the Group. "We are a multinational, multichannel and multiformat business. There are opportunities across the board if you are ready for a challenge. For me, being a Hungarian woman in a Group role tells me that our business provides opportunities to follow a career path that meets people's personal goals and desires."

For Annamária, the daily challenge is to share her own belief that every day is an opportunity to experience something new, to enjoy what you do, to learn, to connect and to inspire. "For me opportunity is being brave, riding the big wave and aiming to become the best I can be. Tesco is a great employer, because we focus on talent and development as one of our key business priorities. We are a great business and I would like to make sure that our people feel the same as I do, being proud of working for Tesco."