Robert Braun, Ph.D., is chairman of the New Economics Forum in Budapest, Hungary. He also runs a business- focused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consultancy, bringing together specialists from the fields of social accounting, sustainable development, business strategy, and communication. Prior to his CSR work Braun was strategy director for Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány in Hungary and previously acted as communication director for Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy. Currently a strategy adviser to the Governor of the Hungarian National Bank, he is an Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Marketing at Corvinus University of Economics in Budapest.
Braun is a recognised expert in social thinking, strategy, and communications. He has 20 years of professional experience in marketing, branding, and communication, including 8 years of dealing with CSR issues. In pre-transition Hungary he led NGOs such as the Raoul Wallenberg Association and other human rights organizations. He has worked extensively internationally, including serving on commissions in the UK, Israel, and other European Union countries. Braun has lectured widely in the EU and the US and has conducted research at Rutgers University in the US and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Netherlands.