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The Orange Foundation is managed by the Board of Trustees. The foundation is represented by its Trustee who is the statutory body. Our activities are supervised by the Supervisory Board.

The Board of Trusteesof the Orange Foundation has been operating in its new composition since July 16, 2020. In the past, several employees of Orange Slovensko, a. s., important personalities from the academic community and public social life, took part in the activities of the Nadácia Orange. More information about former members of the Board of Trustees can be found here.

Trustee of the Orange Foundation

Andrea Ungvӧlgyi, CSR Expert, Orange Slovakia

Andrea has been working at Orange Slovensko since November 2011. She worked as a CSR specialist and manager of the Orange Foundation. Currently, she is the manager of the CSR and sponsorship department, which also covers corporate events. She is vice-president of the Association of Corporate Foundations and Endowment Funds and a member of the Advisory Board of the Business Leaders Forum. She also gained her experience in the field of responsible business at the Czechoslovak Commercial Bank, where she was also the first administrator of the ČSOB Foundation. For several years she worked in the non-profit sector - in the Pontis Foundation, in the organization Transparency International Slovakia and briefly in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. She is a co-founder of Voices, a non-profit organization.

Members of the Board of Trustees

chairwoman - Eve Bourdeau, CFO and Member of the Board of Directors, Orange Slovakia

Eve studied telecommunications at INSA Lyon, Essec Business School, and more recently at the INSEAD (International Directors Program). She began her career in the M&A team at Orange in 2006. In 2010, she took up the operational position of sales director in France, where she successfully implemented a plan to restore customer satisfaction and a plan to improve the business. In 2013, she took up the position of Asia-Pacific CFO of Singapore-based Orange Business Services. Since September 2020, she has been the CFO of Orange Slovensko, a.s.

Mariusz Gatza, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Orange Slovakia

Born in 1973. He obtained a master's degree in civil engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bydgoszcz. He also studied management at the University of Warsaw and had an MBA from the University of Illinois. Mariusz Gatza has more than 20 years of experience in Orange Poland, where he has held various leadership positions, including Deputy CEO responsible for both the business and residential segments. After successfully working as CEO in Orange Moldova in 2020-2022, he became ceo and chairman of the board of directors of Orange Slovensko, a.s. in April 2022.

Tomáš Palovský, Chief of Corporate and Brand Reputation, Orange Slovakia

He graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Žilina. During his studies and after his graduation, he worked in several media with a focus on economics, business and technology. After moving into the field of corporate communication and public relations, he strategically addressed these topics in both the telecommunications and financial sectors. He has been working at Orange Slovakia since 2017, currently holding the position of Chief Corporate & Brand Reputation Officer.

Mary Lisa Durban, Orange Group Corporate Philanthropy Coordinator, Orange Foundation

She joined the Orange Foundation in 2007 to capitalize on her more than twenty years of international experience and communication skills. Since then, he has coordinated the Orange Foundation's philanthropic activities in Europe and the Middle East. She also leads the "Women's Digital Centres" programme aimed at educating women in the digital field and strengthening their position in society. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange Foundation since 2007.

Marc Ricau, Member of the Supervisory board, Orange Slovakia

Marc has been working for the Orange Group since 1986, since then he has held various positions mainly in the field of customer service and finance, having worked mainly in France, but also in Africa. In July 2015, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Orange Slovensko and is in charge of activities in Slovakia and also in Poland. He also became a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange Foundation in 2015.

Members of the Supervisory Board

chairwoman - Zuzana Mračnová, Head of Legal Department, Orange Slovakia

In June 2005, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Later, she deepened her law studies in the USA (California Western School of Law, 2006) and at the Pan-European University and Faculty of Law in Bratislava (2012), where she obtained the degrees of LL.M. and JUDr. In 2007, she took up the position of junior lawyer at Orange Slovensko and gradually worked her way up to the position of manager of the corporate legal department, which she has been since 2011. It is also responsible for the legal support of the Orange Foundation.

Marek Koleják, Tax Expert, Orange Slovakia

He graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics in Bratislava. He obtained his license as a tax advisor in 2006 and specializes in international taxation and VAT rules applied within the European Union. He has been with Orange Slovensko since 2012.

Martina Hreňová, Senior Financial Accounting Specialist, Orange Slovakia

She graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics in Bratislava in the field of banking. After graduation, she worked in multinational companies ČSOB, E&Y, T-Mobile. During this time, she supplemented her knowledge and qualifications in the field of accounting, auditing and finance by passing ACCA exams (an international accounting and auditing institution). He has been working at Orange Slovensko since 2006 as a Financial Accounting Specialist.

Team of the Orange Foundation

Adriana Richterová, CSR & Reputation Coordinator, Orange Slovakia

She completed her university studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava, in the field of Accounting, Auditing. Already during her studies, she worked at Markíza Television, where she worked as the head of the secretariat of the director of the News and Publicity Department and the production of sports shows and live broadcasts. Since 2006, she has held the position of head of the secretariat of the General Director at Orange Slovensko, where she moved to the field of philanthropy and CSR since January 2023.

Bea Ertl, CSR Specialist, Orange Slovakia

After graduating from the Masaryk University in Brno, in the field of media studies and journalism, she worked in advertising agencies as an account manager. For clients, she covered the preparation of ATL campaigns with an overlap to CSR. Since 2018, she has worked at the Czechoslovak Commercial Bank as a trustee of the ČSOB Foundation and a specialist for responsible business and sponsorship. Since 2022, she has held the position of a specialist in responsible business in Orange Slovakia and at the Orange Foundation she is engaged in projects primarily in the field of digital skills and inclusion.

Barbora Paulenová, Program Manager, Center for Philanthropy

In 2005, she completed her studies in aesthetics and social pedagogy at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University. After graduating, she worked at the Community Foundation Bratislava, where she was engaged in the volunteer program Young Philanthropists and events for the development of donation. Since 2011, she has worked at the Center for Philanthropy as a program coordinator for corporate foundations, administering grant programs for the SPP Foundation, later for the Tatra banka Foundation. She has been working for the Orange Foundation since 2019, first as a program coordinator, currently as a program manager.

Tatiana Šoltýsová, Program Coordinator, Center for Philanthropy

In 2022, she completed her studies at the Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development at the Slovak University of Technology in Nitra with a focus on regional development, where she focused mainly on environmental topics. In addition to school, she was an active volunteer at the Hidepark cultural and community center, where she still works today. She has been working at the Center for Philanthropy since 2023 as a program coordinator, where her role is to administer the Orange Foundation's grant programs.
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