Eszter Kiss Joins JustWorld As Executive Director

JustWorld Executive Director Eszter Kiss.

Wellington-based nonprofit organization JustWorld International has appointed Eszter Kiss as its new executive director. Founded to mobilize equestrians to create positive change by supporting education, healthcare and nutrition programs for some of the world’s most vulnerable children, JustWorld is thrilled to have an experienced equestrian and accomplished business professional take on this key leadership role.

Eszter joins JustWorld with extensive experience in large corporate environments gained at Samsung and Vodafone, as well as proven entrepreneurial skills and a passion for top sport horses.

“JustWorld is delighted to have Eszter as our new Executive Director,” said Jessica Newman, founder and vice chair of JustWorld International. “The combination of Eszter’s personal and professional experience, alongside her lifelong involvement in the equestrian world, make her the perfect fit to lead JustWorld through our next phase of development and growth. Her commitment and drive mean that we can take the vision for JustWorld to the next level and help build brighter futures for even more children.”

Originally from Hungary, Eszter studied in Sweden and graduated as an economist in business and management from the Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2016, she decided to combine her business and equestrian interests.

“Six years ago, I took on a new challenge by leaving my corporate path in Hungary and begin a new journey in the United States. Now, by becoming JustWorld International’s executive director, I have an amazing opportunity to use my corporate experience and my equestrian background for a cause much bigger than myself — or any of us, really,” Eszter said.

As JustWorld embarks on its third decade of humanitarian service in a changing global community, the board of directors recognizes how well Eszter’s unique vision crafted from her knowledge and background aligns with JustWorld’s mission.

“Coming from a smaller and economically complex country, I understand firsthand what it means to have limited opportunities,” Eszter said. “However, I also benefited directly from the warm welcome of our international equestrian community. My goal — alongside JustWorld’s founder Jessica Newman, as well with our amazing board members, staff, endlessly generous donors and passionate ambassadors — is to continue to foster altruism in our industry. We are going to continue building a structured and sustainable organization, so that together we become the inspiration for many more children and an example for the world.”

Eszter will be based at JustWorld International’s headquarters in Wellington but plans to join JustWorld supporters at horse shows in North America and Europe in the coming months.

In 2022, JustWorld is helping improve the lives of nearly 10,000 impoverished children around the globe. Learn more at