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Kovácsné Béres Katalin

Katalin Kovácsné Béres (Hungary)

Private Partnerships Advisor CEE/CIS, SOS Children’s Villages International

Katalin has graduated as an economist and has a communicational expert diploma for electronic media too. She has 15 years of retail sales and marketing experience at multinational companies (Shell, Unilever, Sara Lee) and eight years of fundraising experience at an INGO. She is an expert in developing and stewarding partnerships, marketing/cause related co-operations, customer programmes, loyalty schemes and regional projects. She is a natural leader, certified business and life coach, experienced in leading and/or advising virtual, international teams and expert networks. She has been working for SOS Children’s Villages International since 2011 – driving the corporate fundraising/partnerships income of 23 Member Associations of SOS in region CEE/CIS by advising, supporting and developing capacity in the field of corporate fundraising and partnerships, but also by establishing and stewarding regional partnerships. She has vast experience in speaking on stage after organising, hosting and speaking at numerous internal and external fundraising workshops and conferences. Her motto is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” (Henry Ford)