Degree in engineering, Economist University, Leningrad, Russia, 1977. Degree, Karl Marx Economist University, Budapest, Hungary, 1979. Postgraduate, University California, Irvine, 1992.
Head of department, Computing Center, Szolnok, Hungary, 1979; first secretary, Hungarian Communist Youth Committee, Szolnok, 1979-1984; head of department, Hungarian Socialist Worker's Party, Szolnok, 1984-1987; researcher, Hungarian Academy Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1987-1990; managing director, Karakter Computing Electronics Ltd., Szolnok, since 1990.
Married Istvan Hegyi, August 28, 1973. Children: Lorand, Fatime.