Zita GURMAI MEP
Ex-officio member and Vice-President as President of PES Women
Member of the European Parliament since May, 2004 and was vice-chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality in the previous term, member of the Committee on Regional Development, substitute in the Committee on Transport and Tourism. She was elected President of the PES (Party of European Socialists) Women in 2004. She is also Vice-President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies.After finishing the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest, Zita Gurmai worked in the private sphere, in numerous companies. She finally turned to politics in 1995, becoming the chargé d'affaires of the Women's Organisation of the Hungarian Socialist Party, that she has been chairing since 2001. She became vice-chair of the Socialist International in 1999 and 2003 until 2008. She was a member of the Hungarian Parliament between 2002 and 2004.