January 20, 2017
Mariana Kotzeva (ECON ’93) was appointed Acting Director-General of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union located in Luxembourg, effective January 1, 2017. Kotzeva, who was visiting professor in the Department of Economics at CEU from 1998 to 2002, joined Eurostat as a special adviser in April 2012 and was appointed Deputy Director-General in July 2014.
January 27, 2015
The President of the Republic of Moldova Nicolae Timofti presented CEU alumnus Sergiu Botezatu (ECON ’94) with the Meritul Civic medal in recognition of his work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on November 27, 2014. Botezatu has served as a Senior Project Management Specialist for USAID for nearly 14 years, and is also a supporter of the CEU Alumni Campaign.
September 9, 2014
CEU alumnus Nurbek Jenish (ECON ’09, PhD) has recently been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic. After leaving CEU, Jenish taught at the American University of Central Asia, heading its Economics Department since 2012. Previously, Nurbek worked at the Asian Development Bank and at the National Bank of Hungary. He also served as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington D.C.