Marta Szigeti Bonifert


Executive Director at Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

Born in London to Hungarian parents, Marta Szigeti Bonifert travelled and studied in China, Ghana, Japan, Kuwait, Sweden, USA. She has spent 12 years working for the environment in various capacities at organisations such as the Environment Institute and the Environment Ministry in Hungary. Before joining the REC, she spent 10 years in business working for multinational companies in various senior roles ranging from head of human resources to commercial director for the CEE region at companies.

Szigeti Bonifert earned her masters of business administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business from the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on strategy and human resources. She has a degree in management from the International Management Center of Central European University and has a bachelor of science in psychology/biology from the University of Kuwait.

Szigeti Bonifert is a member of the Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA) and was its first managing director. She is scientific advisor of Agroinnova/Torino University Scientific Committee; heads the environmental committee of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF); president of the ROMASTER Foundation; member of EBRD's Environmental and Social Advisory Council (ESAC) and Member of the Board of Trustees of the CEU Business School Foundation. She is also a trained presenter of Al Gore's Climate Project 2011/2012 chair of the Europe China Clean Energy Centre (EC2) management board, member of the Global Energy Prize jury since 2009 and chair of the ENVSEC Initiative.

She became executive director of the REC in May of 2003.