Edit Herczog

Edit Herczog has more than 30 years of experience in corporate communications, public affairs and government relations and served for 10 years (2004-2014) as a member of the European Parliament from Hungary.

Ms. Herczog has a deep understanding of financial mechanisms and budgetary techniques from her time serving on the Budget and Budgetary Control Committees in the European Parliament, as well as a unique perspective on the legislative process and research and development from her time on the Industry, Research and Energy Committee. Ms. Herczog additionally has extensive knowledge in foreign relations, serving on the EU-Armenia, EU-Azerbaijan and EU-Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee as well as being a member of the Delegations for Relations with the United States and Canada.

Prior to serving on the European Parliament, Ms. Herczog served in the Hungarian Parliament on the Environment and Foreign Affairs Committees, the Hungarian Delegation to the Council of Europe and the National Development Council. She also has almost a decade’s worth of experience in corporate relations and management through work with Unilever’s ICI National Starch and Chemical.

Ms. Herczog is currently the founder and director of Vision and Values, a political organization in Brussels that examines some of the most complex European issues and specializes in giving strategic advice to top decision-makers in government and business. She is also a fellow at the Transatlantic Policy Network where she deals primarily with transparency issues.

Ms. Herczog holds a Certificate of Company Direction for strategic marketing, financial management and company law from the Institute of Directors at Pall Mall, London. She received a master’s degree in Food Engineering with a specialization in Viticulturist Engineering from the University of Horticultural Science in Budapest and holds a master’s in Portuguese Language and Literature from ELTE BTK Budapest.