Karoly Zoltan Jokay
Since 2004, Jokay usually offers two courses per year such as Comparative Public Budgeting, Planning and Methods of Municipal Infrastructure Finance, as well as Public Management.
Karoly (Charles) Jokay is a municipal finance and creditworthiness specialist with extensive experience in Central and Eastern European countries, including Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia and Romania, and India, South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. He has extensive regional experience in policy reform, municipal finance and budgeting, utility infrastructure, and information marketing and dissemination to municipalities. Jokay worked in India on a World Bank project evaluating the municipal borrowing regulatory framework in 3 states as well as at the Union level. In Africa, Jokay developed a water tariff calculation model, as well as budgeting templates on behalf of local government associations in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. The project was sponsored by the EU and the Swedish International Development Agency. Having worked extensively in the ex-Yugoslav and Central European region, Jokay's expertise extends to the regulation and management of municipal debt and bankruptcy, as well as debt adjustment.
Jókay has been serving as Executive Director of the US-Hungary Fulbright Commission since November 1, 2012, and established a family foundation active in secondary education.