The Club of Budapest is a group of eminent individuals dedicated to the basic mission of facilitating and providing direction to a „global shift” toward a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world. Working toward this objective is a network of independently operating national Clubs in more than a dozen countries in America, Europe, as well as Asia. The headquarters of the Club and the seat of its President is the Club of Budapest Foundation in Budapest. The heads of the national Clubs and the Ambassadors of the international Club constitute the Club’s international Board.
The Founding Members
Elemer Hankiss †
Hungarian Sociologist, philosopher, value researcher, literary historian.
Ivan Vitanyi †
Hungarian Sociologist, esthete, politician, Member of Parliament
Peter Zwack †
Hungarian businessman, investor, philanthropist, diplomat, CEO and owner of the company Zwack.
Board of Trustees
Dr Etele Baráth
Hungarian architect, politician, former minister, former president of the Hungarian Kayak-Canoe Association.
Dr Tamás Halm
Associate Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the Economic Review, Director of Adult Education, Budapest College of Economics.
Dr Sándor Kerekes
Professor Emeritus at the Corvinus University in Budapest, economist.
Dr János Schiffer
Hungarian lawyer, city politician, member of parliament, deputy mayor
Dr János Szlávik
Professor, economist, focusing on the theoretical and practical issues of environmental economics and sustainability.
Global Executive Council
Dr. Zsolt Palkó
climate protection expert,
awareness writer and lecturer
Communications and CSR expert, author,
former president of the Hungarian PR Association,
Ambassador for Sustainability
Members of the Supervisory Board
Dr Gyula Bándi
Lawyer, professor, director, founder of the Hungarian environmental law training, researcher of European Union environmental law.
Dr Klára Katona
Habilitated associate professor of law and economics at the Heller Farkas Institute of Economics