Central European University
Nena is in charge of the strategic direction and overall smooth operation of the Alumni Relations Office at CEU, responsible for the engagement of over 18,000 alumni in 150 countries. She works closely with members of the alumni relations team on designing and implementing projects and initiatives across program areas, including fundraising, events, services, communication, volunteer engagement and data management. A number of recent successful alumni engagement initiatives have been developed under her leadership, including the robust alumni response in support of alumni fleeing the war in Ukraine this spring. Nena brings over fifteen years of international experience in the higher education sector. Prior to CEU she was managing programs at CASE Europe in London, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Open Society Foundation (OSF) in Budapest. A firm believer in collaboration and the power of sharing best practice, Nena is active CASE volunteer and has served as speaker, editorial board and task force member.