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Anita Orban

External Affairs Director, Vodafone & Former Ambassador for Energy Security, Hungary

Dr Anita Orban is the External Affairs Director at Vodafone. She was the  Vice President for International Affairs at Tellurian LNG, 2017 – 2020. Previously she worked as Chief Advisor for Cheniere Marketing Ltd. Between 2010 and 2015 Dr Orban served as Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of Hungary. Before that, serving as Director of Constellation Energy Institute, a think tank facilitating cooperation in the Central Eastern European energy sector.

She is the author of the book Power, Energy and the New Russian Imperialism (CT: Praeger, 2008). She was awarded Woman Executive of the Year in the Energy Awards in 2018. She is on the European Advisory Board of the Fletcher School and the Chairwoman of the International Advisory Board of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK).

She earned her PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston in 2007, alongside holding a Master Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, and a Master in History from Tufts University. She earned her Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1997.