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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 Trustee Zsombor is Director of Sustainability of the Tomlin Ltd. and the International Referee of the Hungarian National Council for Sustainable Development. He is the current President of the Hungary Green Building Council. 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 and sustainable urban development projects throughout Europe and Asia.He is the co-author of the Smart Budapest framework, the smart city document of the Hungarian capital.

Tehseen Overy

Trustee Tehseen holds a degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science starting her career in the pharmaceutical industry. She switched focus to accountancy, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the biotech, voluntary and family office sectors. Over the years she has helped establish a number of charitable organisations and assisted them in setting-up their financial reporting and governance procedures. Before becoming a Trustee, Tehseen supported the Foundation for a number of years.

London

Amy Harker

UK Manager Amy has spent over nine years working with the voluntary sector across education, social care and inclusion. Her focus has been on programme development and management, from shaping early ideas through to launching and expanding complex projects. She has considerable experience working with disadvantaged groups, plus she is a school governor and trustee of a local community centre.

Budapest

Erzsébet Gulyás

Country Manager Erzsébet has 10+ 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 Koppány

Project Coordinator Judit has 10+ years’ experience in running educational programmes 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.

László Weninger

Social Enterprise Development Manager Prior joining Badur, László worked in the private sector. He has extensive experience in creating and implementing business strategies and business plans, as well as controlling the finances of SMEs through the development and management of control systems. He is also a specialist in researching potential markets, company tax accounting, and tender processes.

Eszter Faragó-Kovach

Project Manager Eszter is a sociologist and an expert in social policy with 10 years' professional experience. She has worked in the non-profit sector as a project leader, professional manager and social entrepreneur, as well as in the background institution of the Ministry of National Economy. Eszter specialises in social impact measurement, planning and development of social economy, social cooperatives and social enterprises. For the past six years, she has also been a lecturer for the Community and Civil Studies MA and the Human Ecology MA at Eötvös Lóránd University.