Our Team

Zsolt Szegfalvi

National Director

I am a family man with three children, living in Kosd, a small village north of Budapest. Graduated as a mechanical and marine engineer I started my adulthood with world-savior ideals in my head as a development engineer and a high school teacher. Later I used to be a trainer in a multinational company and was working as sales representative in London. In 2006 a conscious decision moved me to the non-profit, non-governmental sector. I am convinced that the Hungarian civic organizations will only be able to reach their socially important goals and sustainable operations with efficient and professional methods, as well as building a strong supporter base. I spent more than 10 adventurous years with Greenpeace, in the area of fundraising, organizational development and management. As an addition to the environmentalism recently my attention has turned to the disadvantaged social groups, because our higher personal and social aims are unattainable while thousands of people feel insecure. This was one of the reasons for I have chosen Habitat. Habitat for Humanity Hungary’s goal is providing direct support for people living in housing poverty. We are fighting for a fair housing policy and decent, affordable homes for everyone. This is a goal worth striving for!

Irén Bucsai

Chief of Finance

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Zsófia Makádi

Fundraising Manager

I studied economics and international communication, then I taught marketing and PR at a business school and also held entrepreneurial trainings. I have been working with non-governmental organizations for more than 13 years, primarily in the areas of resource management, finance and communication. I started to work for Habitat in 2012, and from 2014 I am responsible for managing our corporate donor relations. I work mainly on building private relationships with private and corporate donors. I am grateful that at Habitat I seek allies for programs that can help thousands of people solve their housing problems. It is good to feel the power of human cooperation day by day!

Zsuzsa Rihay

Program Coordinator

I received a degree as a mechanical engineer - technology teacher at the College of Dunaújváros. Then I worked in thermal power plants. It was this time when I acquired qualification as an energy engineer. I switched to the non-governmental sector in 2001: first I coordinated the language and executive training program of an international Christian youth association. I have been working for Habitat for Humanity Hungary since 2004, in the beginning as PR/FR assistant, then as a volunteer coordinator – currently I am responsible to organize and realize programs, including legal, social / family selection, organizational and technical issues.

Boglárka Farkas

Communications manager

My career started at Népszabadság’s science-technology column - former daily printed newspaper in Hungary- as a journalist trainee. Shortly after I joined to Greenpeace Hungary as public relations and communications assistant. Besides my work I completed a BA in social sciences at Péter Catholic University. In my thesis I did a research on the media coverage of a social and enviromental disaster, the so-called „red-sludge catastrophe”. After my BA I was living in Paris and have worked on climate change related mobilization and communications campaigns for the COP21. I moved back to Hungary thanks to a Google Internship programme, then started to work as a Marketing and PR manager at an online marketing agency. I joined Habitat in the beginning of 2017. Currently I work as communications manager, managing the organization’s overall communication on both online and offline channels.

Renata Scheili

Volunteer and Partnership Manager

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Evelyn Horváth

Financial Assistant

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Bence Kováts

Researcher

I received a masters degree in Geography and Urbanism within the 4 Cities European masters program at the Université Libre, Brussels, then I participated in designing urban regeneration programs at the Municipal Government Office of Budapest. My interest turned from urban planning and urban regeneration towards housing problems and housing policy. Currently I investigate the regional and social effects of housing-related governmental measures as a PhD student of the Sociology Doctoral School of the Corvinus University, Budapest. I think that a more thoughtful involvement of the government in the housing market would not only improve the living conditions of many, but also could create new economic opportunities.

Andrea Szabó

Project Manager

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Lea Kőszeghy

Advocacy Officer

I hold a PhD in sociology from Eötvös Loránd University. My main subjects of expertise are urban sociology and housing inequalities. I work with Habitat for Humanity Hungary as advocacy specialist since 2010. Between 2005 and 2011 I worked for the Institute for Minority Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences where, among others, I co-ordinated the Hungarian National Focal Point of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. I also did counselling for urban rehabilitation programmes and in the complex development programme of the most deprived micro-regions in Hungary. I taught research methodology and urban sociology at Eötvös Loránd University and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Since 2017, in addition to my work with Habitat, I am engaged in scientific research again, as research fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Studies, Institute for Sociology. Working for Habitat has a personal importance for me as it provides opportunities to use my research skills for the practical benefit of the society.

Péter Kiss

Community Fundraising Manager

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Éva Tüske

Admin Assistant

Tibor Nagy

Construction Project Supervisor

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Balázs Krajcsovics

Social Worker

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