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Board of Trustees

Csaba Barta

Chairman Csaba is a Finance professional with an investment banking, fund management and private equity background. He has many years of experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity investing. Csaba’s wide-reaching and international commercial experience, coupled with personal passion, has led to Badur’s immersive and active approach to supporting charities and social enterprises – not just financially, but strategically and through advocacy and capacity support.

Judit Durst

Trustee Judit holds a doctorate in sociology from Corvinus University Budapest, based on ethnographic research on social exclusion, ethnicity and reproductive decision-making among the Roma in segregated communities in Hungary. She is currently a research fellow at the Anthropology Department of University College London. She has published several book chapters and journal articles on poverty and ethnic minorities.

Daniel Hallgarten

Trustee Daniel has a career spanning tax advisory, investment advisory and investment banking, working in both large and small organisations predominately in the private sector in the UK and EU. Outside of the corporate world he has a number of philanthropic interests and, in addition to The Badur Foundation, is a trustee of the Kadas Prize Foundation and the Anamax Charitable Foundation. A British national, he is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, England.

Zsombor Barta

Trustee Zsombor is Director of Sustainability of Sentient Group and Head of Sustainability & Legacy of Budapest 2024, the Olympic bidding company. He is a member of the board of the Hungary Green Building Council since 2010 and was the Vice President of the Council between 2012-2015. He has been a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since June 2013, leading RICS’s Sustainability Group in Hungary and has worked on various Green Building projects throughout Europe and Asia.


Coordinator under hire.


Erzsébet Gulyas

Country Manager Erzsébet has eight years’ experience in local development. Her research and programme involvement has focused on place-making, social housing and energy poverty, social exclusion and education. She holds master degrees in Architecture, Design Management and Social Anthropology.

Judit Koppany

Project Coordinator Judit has 10 years’ experience in running educational programs targeting disadvantaged youth. She has extensive management experience related to national and European Union grant schemes. She holds a BA in Social Sciences and a MA degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology.