Reshuffle at the Orbán companies: PM’s brother quits a firm while his father gets positions in two other

It has been a busy period at the companies of the father and of the two brothers of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

On September the 1st, Győző Orbán Jr., one of Viktor Orbán’s two brothers, sold his shares in a company he had co-founded less than two months ago. Győző Orbán Jr. sold his 15 percent share in the company called Organic 4 Agro to the manager and co-owner, Peter Klincko, a Slovakian businessman, company court records show.

In another recent development, Győző Orbán Sr., the prime minister’s father, became director in two companies, Nehéz Kő and NAKKK, owned by his third son Áron Orbán. Nehéz Kő is now being jointly managed by Győző Orbán Sr. and Áron Orbán. In NAKK, Győző Orbán Sr. replaced Áron on the board of directors.

Court records do not reveal why these changes took place, and neither Győző Orbán Jr., nor his father responded to written questions sent to one of their companies.

Direkt36 has recently revealed that companies of the Orbán family have been secretly benefiting from state-financed projects. These companies included the transportation company Nehéz Kő, which has been affected by the recent changes.

  • András Pethő

    András is a co-founder, editor and executive director of Direkt36. Previously, he was a senior editor for leading Hungarian news site Origo before it had been transformed into the government’s propaganda outlet. He also worked for the BBC World Service in London and was a reporter at the investigative unit of The Washington Post. He has contributed to several international reporting projects, including The Panama Papers. He twice won the Soma Prize, the prestigious annual award dedicated to investigative journalism in Hungary. He was a World Press Institute fellow in 2008, a Humphrey fellow at the University of Maryland in 2012/13, and a Nieman fellow at Harvard University in 2019/20. András has taught journalism courses at Hungarian universities.