Maximilian N. Teleki is a Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience in both private and non profit sectors. His experience includes telecommunications, marketing, business development and government affairs. He has also represented engineering and technology companies in Washington, D.C. Mr. Teleki is currently President Emeritus of the Hungarian American Coalition, after serving as President and Chief Executive from 2004 to 2016. He joined the Coalition in 1994, and has served as a Board Member since 2000.
In 2000 he formed The Max-McClaren Financial Group (MMFG). MMFG acquires and develops real estate and provides advisory services.
From 2000-2015, Mr. Teleki served as an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of America, teaching courses on Media and International Relations and Comparative World Politics.
From 2011-2013, Mr. Teleki served on the Board of Directors of E-Star Alternative Energy, Plc with operations in Poland, Romania and Hungary. E-Star linked local energy demand to locally available energy resources with new technologies.
Mr. Teleki is President Emeritus of the Hungarian American Coalition, a nationwide organization engaging business, political and cultural leaders, after serving as President and Chief Executive from 2004 to 2016. He joined the Coalition in 1994, and has served as a Board Member since 2000.
From 2007-2010 he was a member the International Board of Directors of the Constellation Energy Institute, an organization that fosters cooperation on energy security issues in Central Eastern Europe.
In 2008, Mr. Teleki joined the International Board of Directors of the International Center for Democratic Transition, a non-partisan international organization headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, which collects experiences from past democratic transitions and shares it with those who are determined to follow that path.
In 2011, Mr. Teleki helped establish the Tom Lantos Institute, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, and serves on their Board in the Executive Committee. The institute is a research and advocacy institution with a focus on human and minority rights in Central-Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.
In 2009, the President of Hungary Laszlo Solyom awarded Maximilian Teleki, the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic Hungary for his role in deepening U.S. – Hungarian bilateral economic, educational and cultural relations; helping the expansion of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to include Hungary; facilitating the unity of the Hungarian American community; and his work on behalf of Hungarians living beyond the borders.
Mr. Teleki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. In 1995, Mr. Teleki was a Graduate Intern at the White House, the first candidate from the Hungarian American Coalition.
He is a native of Northern California, but has lived in the Washington, D.C. region for over 20 years. Mr. Teleki also lived in South America and Europe for many of his formative years. He is married to Wendy Teleki, Head of SME Finance, for the International Finance Corporation (IFC). They have a 14-year-old son, and 12-year-old twin daughters.