Zoltán Nagy – chair

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Marx Károly University of Economics (currently Corvinus University) in 1983. He also received a PhD in 1988. In 1990-91 he attended postgraduate training at Amsterdam University. Between 1983 and 1985, he worked at the Institute of Industrial Economics and between 1985 and 1990 as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Planning. After that until 1994, he worked as a Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Finance and then the State Secretary for Public Administration. Between 1994 and 1996, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Garancia Insurance Company, and in 1997-98 he was the Director of the State Audit Office. Between September 1998 and November 2010served as the President of the Hungarian Competition Authority, in 2011-2012 he was Director of MÁV Compliance and Ethics. He is currently working in his own consulting firm.



He was born on February 4, 1960 in Budapest. He obtained a law degree from the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law in 1984. After completing the legal examination of the legal counsel in 1987, he was placed in the Ministry of Justice in 1987, where he worked with a small stop till until 2009. During this time, he was Deputy Speaker and Deputy State Secretary for Civil Law. From autumn 2009 he worked for the Vice President of the Hungarian Competition Authority for one year. Since December 2010 she has been a lawyer and an arbitrator. His articles usually appear in Life and Literature magazine.



Krisztina Arató is a political scientist, a university professor, deputy director of the Institute of Political Science of ELTE AJK, currently president of the Hungarian Political Science Association. She studied at the the Eötvös Loránd University (History and Russian), the Victoria University of Machester (European Politics) and the Corvinus University of Budapest (International Relations Ph.D.). Her field of research is the European Union (history of European integration, analysis of the discourses and the myths of the European Union) and European and Hungarian civil society.




He graduated from the College of Finance and Accounting in 1992. He started his professional career at Shell Hungary as an analyst in economics and worked for various leader positions in financing until 1996. In 1997-1998 she was Chief Financial Officer of Shell’s Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian Interests and Managing Director of the Serbian Company. In 1999-2000 he was the chief financial officer of Hírker, Lapker regional distribution company in Budapest. From November 2000 he worked as, Sanoma’s Chief Financial Officer, in 2006-2007, Regional Manager of Sanoma and Gruner & Jahr Adria Joint Ventures, from November 2007 to December 2010, Managing Director of Sanoma Praha. From 2011 he has been working as the commercial director of the publisher for Sanoma in Hungary. Strategic supervision of magazine, online and television sales included, as well as the supervision of PR and central marketing functions since March 2012. From September 2015 to June 2017 he served as Managing Director of CM Sales.




She is an Associate Professor, Head of Department at the Department of Info communications at Corvinus University of Budapest. She graduated from the Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration in 1998 and gained her PhD from the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2006 with a summa cum laude qualification. Her main field of research is the change of business models, the transformation of media consumption habits, the development of the Hungarian media market and the market questions of media policy. She is a part of the research Institute for Media Policy Think Tank Research of the Measured Media Analysis. Ágnes Urbán has authored about 50 domestic and international publications on media and information communication topics, including books, book articles, periodicals and conference presentations in both Hungarian and English.


Register of Interests for the Board Members.

Decisions of the Board

The meetings of the Board of Transpareny International Hungary are public. The next meeting of the board: TBA

Previous decisions of the board:

MINUTES – 2016.01.05.

MINUTES – 2015.09.17.

MINUTES – 2015.05.26.


  • Bod Péter Ákos, elnök

Ákos Péter Bod is a university teacher at the Budapest Corvinus University, and an honourable member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He completed his diploma in economics in 1975 and proceeded with further research until 1990. He served as a guest lecturer in Hungarian, American and other Western-European Universities. Additionally, he worked as a counsellor of the UN in developing countries. After the regime change, he became a member of parliament and later Minister of Industry and Trade. Moreover, he was the president of the Hungarian National Bank between 1991 and 1994. He served on the Board of Directors at EBRD, in London, between 1995 and 1997 and later returned to teaching. He has received the Medallion of the President for his work and in 2011 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. Author of ten books, approximately a hundred articles, he often publishes about economic policy in newspapers like Heti Válasz, Világgazdaság, Magyar Szemle and the Hungarian Review. A member of Transparency International, GKI Gazdaságkutató, the Supervisiory Board of Vodafone’s service centre in Budapest and the Presidency of Akadémia Kiadó, he is active in numerous professional journals’ editorial committees.

  • Jancsics Dávid

David Jancsics is a faculty member at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University. At Rutgers he teaches masters and executive level courses on Administrative Ethics, on Managing Public Organizations and on Applied Statistics. He also teaches undergraduate courses on Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences and on Qualitative Research Methods at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He completed his PhD in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received an MA in sociology at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest (ELTE). His general fields of interest are public management, organization theory and economic sociology. The more specific areas of his research involve corruption, organizational deviance and informal practices in post-communist societies. He has been Principal Investigator in several research projects. David has published articles in academic journals such as Administration & Society, International Public Management Journal and International Journal of Public Administration. In 2014 one of his co-authored papers, “The Role of Power in Organizational Corruption,” was selected as the winner of the Best Article Award of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. He was recently elected Chair of the 2016-2017 Best Article Award Committee for the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division.

  • Villányi-Nosko Viktória

Viktoria is Finance Officer at Minority Rights Group Europe. Since 2011, she was the Operations Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at NESsT, a social enterprise consultancy, where she was in charge of operational and financial aspects of multiple organizational transitions and developments. Between 2000-2011 she worked at Freedom House Europe, where she gained extensive experience in program, financial and office operations management in both international, multi-cultural environment and in Hungary: from project and financial planning, managing and reporting to ensuring organizational legal and internal compliance. Viktoria graduated from the Political Science Department of Central European University in 2000. Between 2003-2006 she authored Electoral Processes, Independent Media, Corruption and Local Governance topics in the Hungary chapter of Nations in Transit: Civil Society, Democracy and Markets in East Central Europe and the Newly Independent States publication of Freedom House.

Advisory council

  • Gábor Bojár, businessman, founder of Graphisoft
  • Péter Fáth, businessman
  • Péter Hack, JD, associate professor, Eötvös Loránd University
  • László Harmati, vice-president, Erste Bank Hungary
  • Kálmán Mizsei, diplomat, former head of mission for EU in Ukraine
  • Zoltán Nagy, economist, former president of the Hungarian Competition Authority
  • Márton Svékus, organizational developer
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