Balint Vékássy has been appointed secretary general of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) following a recommendation from President Krisztián Kulcsár.
Vékássy, a two-time world junior champion in kayaking, becomes the latest addition to the MOB administration.
Kulcsár was elected President in May after he beat incumbent Zsolt Borkai.
The nomination of the 43-year-old as the secretary general was ratified by the organisation's Executive Board.
Vékássy has also worked with the International Canoe Federation as a consultant and photographer since ending his sporting career.
He has already targeted bringing the Olympic Games to Hungary one day following his appointment.
In an interview with Hungarian television channel M1 TV, Vékássy said: "There is not much to respond differently to the President.
"This feeling that we have experienced in foreign Olympics is very much to bring to the Hungarian people."
It comes just months after the Hungarian capital Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games collapsed.
Their effort to secure the Games was abandoned in February following a petition from youth campaign group Momentum Mozgalom, which called for a referendum on the bid.
The petition gradually gained support and eventually received more than 250,000 signatures, prompting Government officials to withdraw the plans following a meeting between the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the city's Mayor István Tarlós and the MOB.
The two cities left in the race, Paris and Los Angeles, will host the 2024 and 2028 Games respectively after an agreement was reached with the International Olympic Committee.