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Executive Director

Born in London to Hungarian parents, Marta Szigeti Bonifert travelled and studied in China, Ghana, Japan, Kuwait, Sweden, USA. She has spent 12 years working for the environment in various capacities at organisations such as the Environment Institute and the Environment and Water Ministry in Hungary. Before joining the REC, she spent 10 years in business working for multinational companies in various senior roles ranging from head of human resources to commercial director for the CEE region at companies such as UB McVities, Vivendi Telecom Hungary and the ING Group in Hungary.

Szigeti Bonifert earned her masters of business administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on strategy and human resources. She has a degree in management from the International Management Center of Central European University and has a bachelor of science in psychology/biology from the University of Kuwait.

Szigeti Bonifert is a member of the Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA) and was its first managing director. She is a founder and board member of the CEE Network for Gender Issues and vice-president of the Hungarian Foundation for Real Equal Opportunities. She is board member Europorosperitas 2010 Foundation; advisory of Agroinnova/Torino University Scientific Committee; heads the environmental committee of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), member of EBRD’s Environmental and Social Advisory Council (ESAC) and was the 2008 Chair of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC). She became executive director of the REC in May of 2003.

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