Commercial background

In 1993, spotting the potential of the new professional employment markets in the former Warsaw pact countries; he set up his own business and named the company Antal – Hungarian for ‘Anthony’. Since then Tony and his team have developed substantial businesses in some of the most challenging emerging markets across the globe, such as Russia, India and China, through a mix of wholly-owned operations, franchises and joint ventures.

Tony and his team have been responsible for two of the most high profile deals in the international recruitment sector in recent years – the sale of the majority stake in the company’s Russian operations in 2008 and in its Polish business in 2013. Most recently he joined forces with Career International to expand on the already highly successful Antal China business.

His impact on his chosen industry has been recognised through a series of major awards including winning at the Recruiter Awards 2016 ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, Global Recruiter Industry Awards ‘Best Use of Social Media 2015’, London loves Excellence ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2014, Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year (Business Products and Services)’, Global Recruiter’s ‘Best Overseas Operation’, Recruiter magazine’s ‘Best International Recruitment Agency’ and APSCo’s ‘International Recruitment Company of the Year’.

Social & philanthropic background

A passionate believer in corporate social responsibility Tony is the founder and funder of the Antal Charitable Foundation, which works with charities around the world to improve the living and educational conditions of under-privileged children, such as charities like Regenerate UK, DofE and Womanity Foundation.

Despite being an enthusiastic, if exhausted, father of eight, Tony also occasionally manages to find time to make use of his long-standing season ticket at Chelsea FC.

  • Will help with
  • Business development
  • HR & team
  • Marketing & PR
  • Raising investment
  • Strategy & planning
  • Philanthropic Interests
  • Education
  • environment
  • healthcare


Possibilize Academy

Possibilize Academy

Ronald Ligtenberg

Possibilize Academy provides corporate clients with training in how to read and use body language. The twist? The trainers are deaf, which has made them experts in reading body language.

Pure gold!

The meeting with Tony was very insightful and I love the way it was brought to me: with respect for the social purpose but with a focus on the business side. He was giving me a look from the angle of a corporate CEO, providing me with insights that I would never have realised myself.

Equal Education

Equal Education

Paul Singh

Our expert tutoring will help you support looked after children to improve their opportunities through education.


A great opportunity to have quality time with an experienced business person. The environment and setup allowed me to get into the fine details and specifics of my business challenges, in a non judgemental space.



Andrea Gamson

We are _SocialStarters a volunteer organisation for professionals who want to share skills, travel with purpose and do something different.

Very motivating

Tony was a great person to chat to for an hour - he made me feel motivated to get stuck back into running my business, and he assured me that any doubts, worries or fears I had as we move into Year 3 were normal. I'm leaving our session excited to continue - thanks!

Iconic Steps

Iconic Steps

Victoria Ijeh

Iconic Steps has two purposes. We produce high-quality videos for companies. We work with young people to achieve their personal and professional goals using film as a medium.


Tony was great, he was genuinely interested in what I had to say and offered advice that was both practical and achievable!


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