Our supporters

Vilmos Benkő

Businessman, entrepreneur, coach, ex-president of the American Chamber of Commerce, executive board member of numerous international organizations and foundations such as Fulbright Hungary or the Csodalámpa Foundation, talent ambassador of the MATEHESZ and founder of the Toastmasters Hungary. His courage and determination derive from overcoming a serious childhood illness. So does his self-confidence. Therefore he already knows how it worth to live and also how to fight for a better world.

Vilmos Benkő
Gergely Bogányi

Hungarian pianist, recipient of both the Kossuth and the Ferenc Liszt prizes awarded by the Hungarian state for exceptional achievements.

Gergely Bogányi
Gábor Bojár

An entrepreneur and laureate of the Széchenyi Prize, he is the founder of Graphisoft, a global leader in architectural design software. After stepping down from his position as company leader in 2007, he founded an educational institution, the Aquincum Institute of Technology, where his entrepreneurial expertise serves to build the success of future generations.

Gábor Bojár
Péter Csermely

Network researcher and committed network organizer. Launched KutDiák in 1995, an initiative which involved over 10,000 high school students in top level research projects. He has been the president of the National Talent Support Council since 2006 and of the European Talent Support Council since 2012. Along with a group of his co-workers, he launched the European Talent Support Network in 2015. In recognition of his efforts to support talent, his name was entered into the Book of Hungarian Heritage in 2010.

Péter Csermely
Tamás Freund, Dr.

Hungarian neurobiologist, recipient of Hungary’s Széchenyi Prize. University professor, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, vice-president of the Academy’s Department of Life Sciences 2014. World-renowned expert on the functioning of the cerebral cortex. Hungarian Talent Ambassador, 2011.

Tamás Freund, Dr.
Father Alfréd György

Member of the Order of St. Camillus, Hungarian Talent Ambassador, 2011.

Father Alfréd György
Krisztina Horváth

With economy and MBA degrees, after an appointment in the Hungarian National Bank, from 1989 she worked at Raiffeisen Bank Hungary, where she became deputy-CEO from 1998. From 2014 she is the General Manager of Cisco Systems Hungary. She participates in the work of several professional organizations such as the Women Leader Forum of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum. Between 2004 and 2008 she was the president of the Hungarian Marketing Association.

Krisztina Horváth
György Jaksity

He participated in the establishment of the Budapest Stock Exchange, and was the president of the exchange from 2002 to 2004. Founder, chairman of the Board of Directors of Concorde Co. He is a member of the advisory board of the Association of Investment Service Providers, and has previously been a member of the board of directors of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS). In 2008 Ernst & Young presented him with its “Entrepreneur of the Year 2007” award. He actively helps the Mosoly Otthon (Smile Home) Foundation helping children with developmental disorders and their family.

György Jaksity
Péter Küllői

Péter Küllői began working as an investment banker in Budapest, then in London. In his forties, he returned to his homeland, where he went on to serve as the head of various non-profit and business organizations. Among others, he is currently Chairman of the Bátor Tábor (a recreational program for children with life-threatening illnesses), board member of the Common Purpose Charitable Trust and member of the Tate Foundation's Russian and Eastern European Committee.

Péter Küllői
László Lovász, Dr.

Recipient of the Széchenyi Grand Prize and the Bolyai Grand Prize, also awarded the János Bolyai and Wolf prizes. Hungarian mathematician, university professor, president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and full member of the American National Academy of Sciences.

László Lovász, Dr.
Barna Mezey, Dr.

Hungarian legal historian, professor at Eötvös Loránd University’s Faculty of Law and Chair of the Faculty’s Department of History of the Hungarian State and Law, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Barna Mezey, Dr.
Judit Polgár

The best woman chess player in the history of the game, international grandmaster, eight-time winner of the Chess Olympiad in the open category, two-time winner of the Women’s Chess Olympiad, two-time silver medalist in the open category of the Olympiad, Hungarian super-champion, world youth champion among the boys’ U14 and U12 age groups. Hungarian Talent Ambassador, 2014.

Judit Polgár
István Salgó

Beginning in the early 1990s, he worked in leadership positions at various financial institutions. He became the CEO of ING Investment Management Hungary in 1997, from whence he went on to serve as Deputy Secretary of State at Hungary's Ministry of Finance. He has been CEO of ING Bank since 2007 and is also the chairman of the Hungarian chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

István Salgó
László Sólyom, Dr.

Hungarian jurist and professor, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Member of Hungary’s Constitutional Court between 1989 and 1998 and Chief Justice from 1990 until 1998. President of Hungary between 2005 and 2010. Hungarian Talent Ambassador, 2011.

László Sólyom, Dr.
Gábor Szabó, Dr.

Hungarian physicist, full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Rector of the University of Szeged.

Gábor Szabó, Dr.
Ágoston Szél, Dr.

Hungarian anatomist, Rector of Semmelweis University, university professor and institute director, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Ágoston Szél, Dr.
Izabella Zwack

She was raised in a small village of an excellent Italian wine growing area. She moved to Hungary with her family in 1988, when his father, Péter Zwack re-started the production of the original Unicum in Hungary. From 2008 she is the Board member of Zwack Unicum Hungary. She is the international ambassador of the Unicum spreading the recognition of this 225 years old special herb liqueur. As the leader of the Izabella Zwack Wine Selection she discoveres and sells grand wines. Her own winery, Dobogó is a proud producer of several international award winning wines, such as dry furmint, 6 puttony aszú and a special, late-harvest wine called Mylitta after Izabella's aunt, who was the love of the famous Hungarian poet, Endre Ady.

Izabella Zwack