Georgina Szilagyi

Country Director

I joined the British Council in 2022 from the position of Head of Communications at British Embassy in Budapest, where I have worked for almost 20 years. I studied international communication and international business and management in Hungary, the Netherlands and France. 

I aim to bring together all areas of the British Council under an integrated country offer for our customers and partners.  

Gabor Kertai

Regional Head Financial Risk and Compliance

I joined the British Council in 1990 after completing my Applied Science education in the USA and working for some years in the field of data processing, finance, and office management in Hungary. I was involved in drafting the agreement on the operation of cultural centres between Hungary and the UK, which is still valid today. My current role covers Risk and Compliance with some specific finance, audit and treasury tasks in the European Union Region of British Council.

Kinga Sipos, Examinations Service Manager

Kinga Sipos

Cluster Business Manager

In 2004, I joined British Council Hungary and held various positions in the Examinations Department before becoming Business Manager for the Central European Teaching Cluster in 2023. I support quality English language teaching, international experience, qualifications, technology-enhanced learning, and networking opportunities for students in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, and Slovakia.

Sara Naim

Marketing Manager

I joined the British Council in 2020 and held various marketing and communications roles to support the teaching and examination centre. I am now working for the Global team as the Marketing Manager for Business Development, supporting the planning and delivery of marketing activities in support of business development for Cultural Engagement. I have experience in marketing and fundraising in both Canada and England and I enjoy working in a diverse environment with an international team.

Edina Tarjan, Programmes Manager

Edina Tarjan

Programmes Manager

I am responsible for the Education & Society programme and the Arts amplification activities in Hungary.  I studied Culture Management and Sociology. It motivates me to contribute to a more open and inclusive society by creating inspiring cultural relations and working on educational opportunities for all.

Alexander Karadjov

Senior English Teacher

I became senior teacher in 2023 after 7 years as a teacher at British Council Hungary. I was born and raised in Bulgaria, received my university education in the USA and Hungary, and worked as an English teacher in Bulgaria and Russia before moving to Budapest. 

Zsofia Sallai

Office Manager

Helga Metercsik

Marketing Officer

Beatrix Farkas

Operations Assistant

I joined British council in 2023 after completing my university studies. I earned my first degree in Marketing Management in Denmark and the UK, and I completed my Bachelors in Pedagogy in Pécs, Hungary.