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CEU ECON alum appointed Deputy Chairman of Kyrgyz national bank

CEU alumnus Nurbek Jenish (ECON ’09, PhD) has recently been appointed as the Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The 38-year-old Bishkek native has already had an impressive career in economics. After leaving CEU he taught at the American University of Central Asia since 2009. In 2012 he was tapped to head its Economics Department.

Prior to his stint at the AUCA, Nurbek worked at the Asian Development Bank and here in Budapest at the National Bank of Hungary. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington D.C.

ECON Alumna Šmídková passes

The CEU Alumni Relations team is saddened to report the passing of alumna Kateřina Šmídková (ECON ’93), who died in April of this year. Described as a brilliant economist and expert in monetary economics, she served as Director of Economic Research at the Czech Central Bank, as well as Professor of Economics at Charles University, in Prague. She was 46 years old. 

Alumni Relations & Career Services - new location

WE’VE MOVED! The CEU Alumni Relations & Career Services office has a new home - on the ground floor of CEU’s Monument Building (Nador u. 9), just off the Octagon, in the former Student Services/Student Life offices. Come and see us there next time you’re on campus!