Zsuzsanna Mátrai joined Microsoft in September 2017 after 20 year diplomatic career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary. She is based in Budapest focusing on Microsoft’s corporate and government affairs across Central and Eastern Europe and an advocate of Microsoft’s core values and philanthropic activities ranging from AI through privacy and security issues to education. In cooperation with Microsoft’s Brussels she is involved with strategic planning to positively shape the debate and public policy outcomes on issues important to the ICT industry.
Prior to joining Microsoft, her diplomatic career focused mainly on Hungary’s European integration process and included various external communication responsibilities. In her last diplomatic role for the Hungarian Embassy in Paris, she was responsible for analyzing and addressing a broad range of public policy issues across the entire European region, as well as engaging at senior level with leading influencers from the public and private sectors, intergovernmental organizations, academics and civil society.
She holds degrees in economic sciences and European law.