Xpat Interview: Mr. Zaid Naffa, Jordanian Consul in Budapest

  • 3 Feb 2012 11:00 AM
Xpat Interview: Mr. Zaid Naffa, Jordanian Consul in Budapest
Date of Birth: 18.04. 1966. Married, 3 children. Languages: Arabic, English, Hungarian. Decorated in 2008 with The Officer’s cross of the Republic of Hungary

Since 2003 The Honorary Consul of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Hungary.
Since 1999 Main profile interest: Middle-East issues (Arab-Israel conflict)
1992 - 2005 Owner of several firms factories and companies. Primal profile is the
trade and tourism (strategy and planing for tourism infra-structure).

1972-84 Elementary and secondary schools in Amman, Jordan
1984-89 BSC Mechanical Engineer, Technical University of Budapest (Engines-turbines)
1989-92 MSC Technical University of Budapest, heating, ventillating and air- conditioning

1. When did you arrive in Hungary and what brought you here?
13th Oktober 1984, aged 18. I came to study at the Technical University of Budapest, as aMechanical Engineer (English language program)

2. Have you ever been an expatriate elsewhere?

3. What surprised you most about Hungary?
The Architecture

4. What do you suggest for a weekend break outside Budapest?
A visit to Sopron, Eger, Villány and the wonderful Spas in Héviz

5. What is your favourite Hungarian food?
Veal Stew

6. What is never missing from your refrigerator?
The Argentinian Steak

7. What is your favourite Hungarian word?
Wise ( Bölcs )

8. What do you miss the most from home?
The Social Life

9. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?
Tourism in Jordan

10. What's a job you would definitely never want?

11. Where did you spend your last vacation?

12. Where do you hope to spend your next one?
Sri Lanka

13. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?
Band (Boney M ), Film (Saturday Night Fever), Hobby (Football)

14. What can't you resist?
Buying Ties

15. Red wine or white?
Red ( Merlot, Cabernet sauvignon)

16. Book or movie?
Politics Books

17. Morning person or night person?
Night person

18. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?
My Three Children

19. Buda side or Pest side?
Pest ( Because I live in Buda )

20. What would you say is your personal motto?
The Simplicity and the Generosity

  • How does this interview make you feel?