Z. Elemér Gidófalvy
Elemér has been elected President of the Hungarian Association of British Alumni in 2016.
Elemér is co-owner and Board Member of MedAlliance Holding Zrt., an investment group active in the Hungarian Private Healthcare Sector. He also serves as Senior Advisor to Wood & Company, a leading regional investment bank. In the past 20 years, Elemér has worked in London and Budapest in different investment banking roles, and he was Chairman and CEO of Unicredit CAIB Hungary between 2007 and 2013. His previous employers also include Credit Suisse First Boston and MeesPierson EurAmerica.
Elemér graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences, Physics and Theoretical Physics in 1993 and was a reciever of both Cambridge Overseas Trust and Trinity College Bursaries. In addition to HABA, Elemér serves on the Advisory Board of CEU’s MSc in Finance Programme, Supervisory Board of the Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey Asset Holding Company, and on the Board of the Cambridge-Oxford Alumni Club of Hungary.
Dr. Zoltán Csedő
Zoltán is on the Board of the Hungarian Association of British Alumni since 2008.
Zoltán is Managing Partner of Innotica Group, a leading knowledge management enterprise. He is also an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Management and Organization at Corvinus University of Budapest. Zoltán is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences' Public Body, Scientific Section of Economics and Law. Prior to his current roles, he worked for global companies in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries.
Graduating in medicine, Zoltán earned his MSc degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Chevening scholar), his PhD/DBA degree at Corvinus University of Budapest.
Over the last decade, he was also involved in several global projects of LSE Alumni Association, as Vice President of Group Leaders Support Committee and Sub Ambassador Europe. Since 2015, Zoltán is Vice President of LSE Alumni Association Hungary.
Zoltán enjoys playing tennis, sailing and skiing.
Dr. Zoltán Csedő
External Relations Manager
Zoltán is on the Board of the Hungarian Association of British Alumni since 2017.
Zoltán is a partner at Oppenheim Law Firm, responsible mainly for antitrust and EU law matters. He has authored numerous professional articles and produced a wealth of academic literature in the area of antitrust and EU law.
He graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University School of Law and then earned a Magister Juris (MJur) degree in European and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford as a Chevening scholar.
Júlia is on the Board of the Hungarian Association of British Alumni since 2017, and has been running the HABA-HYA Mentoring Program since February 2021.
Júlia is an ESG Researcher at Richmond Global Sciences (RGS), an ESG data provider startup that creates tools to help investors allocate capital sustainably. Before joining RGS, Julia gained experience in green project financing, sovereign bond issuance, and credit risk assessment as a Corporate & Investment Banking Analyst at Citibank, and in social venture capital financing as an Investment Manager at a pioneer CEE social impact fund, Impact Ventures.
Júlia holds a BSc in economics from University College London. During her university years, she was involved in educational initiatives as a UCL Change Makers Scholar and a Mentor at Debate Mate. She was also active in various college societies and elected as Vice President of Competitions at UCL Business Society.
Júlia enjoys organizing motivational community events, mentoring university students, and doing triathlon.
Máté is on the Board of the Hungarian Association of British Alumni since 2017.
Máté is currently the Purchasing Manager of an automotive manufacturing plant in Hungary. Before joining the automotive industry, he started his career in corporate banking in Budapest.
He read International relations at Surrey, then Political Economy at the London School of Economics. During his studies he spent a year in Brazil learning Portuguese.
Máté enjoys learning languages, hiking, sailing and playing tennis.
Dr. Éva Sáfár
Éva joined the HABA Board in 2019.
Éva is a Computational Linguist currently working for a Hungarian-American start-up, SignAll, as a researcher/developer.
After graduating at the Humboldt University in Berlin, she worked as an assistant lecturer. Later, she got a PhD in German Linguistics at ELTE and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at Edinburgh University.
Prior to her current job, she worked in international EU projects as a Senior Research Associate at UEA in Norwich and as a Natural Language Processing Engineer in London. Her major research field is Sign Language modelling .
Éva supported the Deaf community in London by volunteering as a Communication Support Worker and interpreter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing job seekers and college students.
In her free time she likes walking, volunteering for the Red Cross and her book club. She is a mother of three.