Katalin Walter

Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President

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Budapest, Nador u. 9, Monument Building | 204

Dr Katalin Walter is a key member of the President and Rector’s senior leadership team, overseeing all aspects of CEU’s operations and responsible for the leadership and effective delivery of professional services across the University.

She is currently leading an administrative review to support the delivery of the University’s recently confirmed strategic plan, and to create the environment in which the University’s research excellence and outstanding learning and student experience is best delivered.

Having spent fifteen years at McKinsey & Co., (including eight as Partner), prior to joining CEU Dr Walter was Regional CBO for Allianz SE. Other senior roles include Head of Strategic Management for Erste Bank Hungary, and Chief of Staff for Gordon Bajnai, former Prime Minister of Hungary (2009-2010), founder and leader of the social-liberal movement Együtt.

Hungarian by birth, Dr Walter has held a number of international roles within blue chip organizations. Non-executive positions have included board member, and subsequently president of the UNICEF Hungarian National Committee.          

Dr Walter received her doctorate from the European Business School in 2001.