Krisztina Kiss

Krisztina Kiss Ph.D.
Environment and Infrastructure Development Expert
Architect Engineer, Environmental Economist

Address: Hungary, 2040. Budaors Rez utca 7.
E-mail: gaiaeuropa@yahoo.com
Cell phone in Hungary: +36309673451

Over 20 years’ international development experience as Project Manager, Environmental Economist and Engineer at the World Bank, UNEP, UNDP, C&L, National Bank of Hungary, FAO, REC, and Sumitomo Corp. working in developing and transition countries (e.g. Barbados, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Guinea, Hungary, Lebanon, Mali, Malaysia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Zambia). My mission is to improve human living conditions in the world through long-term sustainable development.

Environmental Economics & Policy Analysis – Certificate, Harvard University, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
PhD -- International Finance (Summa cum laude) Budapest University of Economics, Finance Department
Bachelor -- International Trade & Business Administration (Summa cum laude) Hungarian Academy of International Trade and Business Administration
Masters – Architecture (Good) Budapest University of Technology, Architecture Faculty

Project, programme management of environmental and infrastructure development projects throughout the project cycle from identification, design, through supervision, to monitoring and evaluation, multi-task, multi-ethnic team management;
Environmental management, assessment in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency, renewables, POPs and ODSs phase-out, biodiversity protection, waters;
Sector advisory including road and bridge rehabilitation, housing, railways, urban development, urban transport; architectural design, cultural heritage protection, utilities, transport and energy sectors;
Strategic planning; policy analysis and development; environmental economic sector work; projects related institutional strengthening and capacity building;
Proven knowledge of World Bank, GEF, UN operational rules and Kyoto, Montreal Protocol, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Basel and Biodiversity Convention regulations and their practical applications; fluency in all IT software applied at World Bank and UN agencies;
Creative, innovative, persuasive, empathic, team spirited; good presentation, negotiation, communication and training skills; strong perspicacity; drawing, painting, designing.

English (excellent); German (excellent);
French (good);
Russian, Spanish (fair);
Hungarian (mother tongue).

Summary of Professional Experience:

Environment and Infrastructure Development Expert, September 2009 - Present

Climate change adaptation and mitigation versus agriculture, fisheries and forestry study; roadmap
to zero waste and green jobs creation; lecturer at universities; EU funded energy efficiency studies
under INTENSE; campaign to fight hunger; environmental country studies; for UNDP, FAO, Regional
Environmental Center, Government of Hungary.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Liaison Officer for Hungary, September 2005 – August 2009 (until Office closure)
Managed and coordinated a portfolio of about 12 projects in the amount of US$ 20 million TA:
GEF Projects: energy efficiency, energy audits for municipal institutions; biodiversity protection in
the Tisza River Floodplain; Tisza Watershed five countries’ demonstration project for integrated
water management; Lake Balaton climate change adaptation and learning global pilot project;
UN Global Compact; EU funded CSR project in eight countries; social inclusion of Roma; EQUAL;
Rural, regional, and cross border development projects; Hungary’s ODA donor activities project;
programme for development of most back-warded regions; cross-border cooperation; environment
and security; coordination with heads of IMF, UNHCR, ILO, FAO, EBRD, IOM and WHO offices.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Project Manager of a GEF global pilot project in 12 countries from all over the world to
develop National Implementation Plans (NIPs) to phase out POPs under the Stockholm,
Rotterdam and Basel Conventions; Geneva, June 2002 – August 2005
Guidance document on the preparation of NIPs; related global Communications Strategy;
organization and provision of trainings on POPs inventorying and phase out in the 12 countries
with all stakeholders and at regional and global conferences; quality assurance and technical
backstopping to all the countries; holding steering committee meetings in coordination with all other
international development institutions; reporting to GEF and UNEP management.

Environmental Economist, Task team Leader, at the Regional Office in Hungary
October 1992 – June 2002 (until Regional Office closure)
World Bank loan and GEF grant funded integrated watershed management for water quality
improvement; wastewater treatment and sewerage development; railways restructuring; urban
transport development; M0 motorway; road and bridge rehabilitation; demand side electricity
management; erection of strategic storage tanks for MOL; ODSs phase out investments and
technical assistance in the CEE countries; renewable energy; housing; write-up of environmental
parts of country and sector studies; completion evaluation reports; support the EU accession
process.

Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte London and Coopers & Lybrand Budapest

Senior Manager of the Environment and Infrastructure Development Group
London and Budapest, October 1989 – September 1992
Business evaluations, quick-scan of 50 industrial enterprises; environmental audits, studies;
industrial park development, advisory, and management on privatization process.

National Bank of Hungary - Project Manager of World Bank Projects (infrastructure

development, energy and environment), August 1986 – September 1989

Sumitomo Corporation and Technoimpex, Budapest

Foreign Sales Engineer and Project Manager, September 1982 – July 1986

Bridge Construction Company, “Ybl” Architectural Design Co., Budapest

Architect Designer, August 1978 – August 1982