Mrs. Zsuzsanna Mata
Zsuzsanna Mata is the Executive Director of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque (FMC) and former director of the European Circus Association (ECA). From 2003 she represented the Hungarian State Circus (MACIVA) in the Board of Directors of ECA, from 2009 worked as advisor in the board of directors of FMC. Economist and diplomat by profession she started working for the Hungarian State Circus (MACIVA) in 1988. For 6 years she was Head of the International Department and from 1992 also acted as Head of the Artistic Department of the company. Mrs. Mata is one of the founders of the Budapest International Circus Festival and, since its first edition in 1996, has been member of the Organizing Committee of the Festival. She passionately loves circus and has vast experience in the circus world, being determined to dedicate her knowledge and energy to the mission of the FMC and the fulfilment of its goals. Mrs. Mata’s contribution to circus art was recognized by the state award “The Silver Merit Cross of the Republic of Hungary” in 2005. She is author of several books and articles on circus issues.