Edit is General Director of the strategic foresight company, Vision & Values situated in Brussels. She served two consecutive terms in the European Parliament as MEP 2004-2014.
She is a member of the Research Data Alliance Global Council. She is co-chair of the RDA FAIR Data Maturity Model Working Group and is Senior EU Liaison Adviser for GÉANT. She is a member of the Administrative Board of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and is a Member of the Board at the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) and RDA Europe. Edit was a member of the ITRE, IMCO, BUDG, and CONT committees and of a number of parliamentary forums. Prior to her election to the EP, she was a member of the Hungarian Parliament in which role she was a delegate to the Council of Europe.
Before her political engagement, she worked for the private sector as regional sales and technical manager for a specialty chemicals company, National Starch & Chemical (belonging to Unilever and later to ICI).
Edit has an MSc in food conservation engineering. She was a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Edit holds a Certificate of Company Direction for strategic marketing, financial management, and company law from the Institute of Directors.