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Borbála CZAKÓ


BORBÁLA CZAKÓ, Chair of the Board

Borbáló Czakó Founding President IoD Hungary, Chartered Director Financial strategist, transformational leader, and diplomat. Borbála is former Hungarian Ambassador to the UK and Honorary President of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum, established by the personal initiative of the Prince of Wales. During her professional career, Borbála served in various top-level management positions, including Chief of Mission for the World Bank, CEO of EY Hungary, Regional Managing Partner for CEE EY at Mergers & Acquisition Services, and Ambassador at the Foreign Office. She has worked in New York, Washington D.C., Africa, and several European countries, including at EY Global in London, with world-wide responsibilities. Borbála has a strong global stakeholder network in the areas of business, diplomacy, government, international organisations, academia, and regulatory and public policy. She has earned significant board experience and has recognised credibility in public and private circles. Borbála earned her MBA degree at Tulane University in the US. She was awarded a BA degree in technical sciences before graduating with an MA from the University of Economics in Budapest. She received her Chartered Director Degree from the Royal Institute of Directors (IoD) in London.

  • Borbála is on Forbes Magazine’s “Fixed Star List,” which includes those Forbes Most Influential Women who have been on the TOP 50 list every single year since the list was launched.
  • Freeman of the City of London, 2008.
  • Manager of the Year for Society, 2020.