Adam is acting co-director of Open Society’s Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma program. Kullmann began working as a consultant for the Open Society Foundations in 2009 and became a senior policy officer of the program in 2011. His efforts focus on improving the effectiveness of EU funds as the largest source of development funding for Roma inclusion.
Prior to joining Open Society, Kullmann worked from 2001 to 2009 in public administration in Hungary, where he took part in the country’s preparation for EU accession and the use of Hungary’s annual EU funds of up to EUR 3.6 billion. He initiated a systematic exchange of experiences among the 12 countries joining the European Union in 2004 and 2007. Kullmann also served as director general of the Coordination Managing Authority, responsible for setting up structures and procedures for the implementation of the funds. He led the design and implementation of a program targeting the most marginalized areas and communities in Hungary.
Kullmann holds two degrees from universities in Budapest: an MA in economics from Corvinus University and a PhD in social geography from Eötvös Loránd University.