Permanent research fellow, iASK
Professor Sándor Kerekes, founder of the Department of Environmental Economics and Technology at Corvinus University of Budapest. He got his MSc in Chemistry (in 1971), PhD in Management (in 1984) and DSc from Hungarian Academy of Sciences (in 2003). In 1986 he was a Visiting Research Fellow in Moscow in the World Economic Institute. He finished the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1994, and then he was a City Bank Fellow at Kenan Institute in Chapel Hill USA. Prof. Sándor Kerekes introduced Environmental Education at the Corvinus University of Budapest in the early 1990’s and he has published dozens of textbooks, books and articles in environmental economics and management. He used to work as a trainer for UNDP between 1990-1992 in Ukraine, Belorus, Kyrgyzstan and Kasakhstan preparing and evaluating different development projects. Sándor Kerekes has led a number of international and domestic projects in the fields of environmental regulation, resource economics and environmental management. Founding HCPC (Hungarian Cleaner Production Center) in 1997 his interest turned to the promotion of preventive environmental practices in the region. He used to be the national co-ordinator of the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies (UNIDO),(1997-2007). From 1997 he was leading a nation-wide research, evaluating the EU accession of Hungary from environmental point of view. He is member and Vice President of the National Environmental Council and Member of the President’s Environmental Scientific Council of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He used to be the Dean of Business Administration Faculty at Corvinus University of Budapest (1994-1997 and 2002-2006). From 2006 he is the Academic Director of the MBA programmes of Corvinus School of Management. Between 2006-2009 he used to be the Chairman of the Hungarian Accreditation Body’s Economic and Business Administration Committee. 2008-2011 he was the Vice Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2012 Doctor Honoris Causa degree has been awarded for him by Warsaw School of Economics. 2013- He is the head of the Doctoral (PhD) School for Management and Business Administration of Kaposvár University.
In midsummer of 2018 the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Prize was given to Sándor Kerekes.