Borbála CzakóAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of HungaryLondon
From 22 January 2007 – Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to the United KingdomBorbala Czako, Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young in Hungary and Deputy Managing Partner Central Europe South worked as the TAS service line leader of the firm between 2002 and 2005. She joined Ernst & Young in January 2002 from the World Bank Group, where she worked for 10 years. She was the Chief of Mission of IFC with investment banking responsibilities in Hungary and the region. On special assignments from the WBG she worked in Washington D.C. and Africa as well.She has extensive experience in large private sector transactions in greenfield investments, privatization, mergers and aquisitions (Westel, Matáv, TetraPack, Suzuki, Pannonplast, Rambox) and financial sector investments (Raiffeisen Unicbank, InterEuropa Bank, First Hungary Fund, Euroventures). In her recent assignments Borbala worked on securitisation, environmental, energy efficiency, SME, health and educational projects.Borbala Czako earned her masters of business administration from the Tulane University in New Orleans, USA with a focus on finance. She was awarded a BA degree in technical sciences before she graduated from the Budapest Economic University. As an investment trainee she worked for the Rockefeller Incorporation in New York in 1990.
Borbala serves on the board of directors of the George Soros founded Central European University. She is also the President of the Prince of Wales initiated Hungarian Business Leaders Forum, Vice Chair of the Greek-Hungarian Business Association, President of the Foreign Direct Investment Committee at AmCham and the member of the board of directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. She was awarded Business Woman of the Year in 1999 and Pro-Europe Award in 2005.