Zoltan Hosszu

15 years as a monk and 20 years as a leader

Zoltan Hosszu is one of those rare people who have extensive leadership experiences in non-proit, corporate, religious and governmental institutions. He is a consultant, trainer and speaker who has travelled to more than 15 countries, giving more than 50 speeches and conducting 15+ workshops annually. Armed with extensive knowledge and experience in strategy development and systems-thinking, he has helped thousands of leaders in developing their skills and qualities to be successful in business and in developing communities based on his unique “Common Shared Values” approach. He has also coached representatives of organizations in communicationand media appearance.

For 3 years, he was the member of the Executive Council of GEN-Europe (Global Eco Village Network, Europe), he was the Deputy Mayor of a settlement in Hungary, the Chairman of the Eco Valley Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors of Krishna Valley (the largest Sustainable Eco Village in Middle and Eastern Europe), the Executive Board Member of the Global Village Initiative Committee. He hasalso served as the Managing Director of the Venu Ltd. for 8 years. After being the Deputy Mayor for 4 years at the local government, at the next election he decided to stay on the Mayor’s Council but did not accept the Deputy Mayor position forthe second term and instead started his own Leadership Consulting & Training firm.

During his leadership, in 2010 the Eco Valley Foundation has received observer organization status to the UNFCCC as the only Hungarian NGO receiving this status. In 2014, he received the ISKCON Excellence Award for his proliic leadership and management activities all around Europe and representing the society’s interest internationally. Zoltan has a degree as an Agro Economist and Rural Development Engineer and has professional knowledge in sustainability. He also played an active role in the Indian – Hungarian intergovernmental agricultural agreement in 2008.

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