Dr. Michael Perl
Mr. Michael Perl is Chairman of Friends of Budapest Jewish Cemetery, responsible for global fundraising.
Mr. Perl is a veteran investor in financial markets with a specialty in emerging markets. In 2011, he founded Harbor Bridge Capital Management, a New York- based investment firm, where he now serves as Managing Partner. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at Duquesne Capital Management, where he led emerging markets investments, following a term as Principal and Manager of the Emerging Markets fund at Morgan Stanley.
The son of a Hungarian child survivor who settled in Australia just prior to the Hungarian revolution, Mr. Perl maintains his family’s historic connection to Budapest, where family members made significant contributions in the field of medicine, retail and banking- and where three generations are buried. Other relatives, including his grandfather, are inscribed on the Holocaust memorial as it is unknown where their remains lie.
Mr. Perl earned his Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) in finance, accounting and taxation at the University of New South Wales. He resides in New York City with his wife Gisela and their three children.
Dr. Marc Pintér
Dr. Pinter is Executive Director of Friends of the Budapest Jewish Cemetery and responsible for fundraising in German-speaking markets.
Born in Switzerland, Dr. Pinter is the son of a Hungarian Jewish refugee who fled the country during the revolution of 1956. Dr Pinter spent many years in the insurance and pension management industries, and was responsible for founding, developing and chairing respected ventures such as Colonia Insurance, Winterthur Pension Management Ltd, and Medea Services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Hungary.
Dr. Pinter holds a Masters in Business Administration in insurance and risk management from the University of St. Gallen HSG, and a PhD that he completed summa cum laude from Corvinus University of Economics in Budapest. He resides in Budapest with his wife and three daughters, and now commits his time primarily to ensuring the legacy and memory of the historic Budapest Jewish Cemetery at Kozma Street, where his grandparents are buried.