Mirella Jenei

Membership Manager

  • Mirella Jenei


Mirella is responsible for the relationship management between the Royal Institution and its members. Her role involves attending events, developing and promoting the Ri’s membership offer.


Mirella was born and bred in Budapest, Hungary. She completed a master’s degree programme in public relations and international communications at the University of Szeged. After graduation she worked in project management in Budapest for a business consultancy firm operating in the CEE region. After relocating to the UK she continued her career at the Royal Institute of British Architects working in their membership and education departments for over four years. She joined the Ri in March 2015.

Scientific inspiration

The space in which we are here on Earth and knowing our planet is just one of many around us. Astrophysics helps you understand the correlation in between and answer many questions as well as raise many more along the way.

Favourite talk

My most favourite talk is our April 2017 Discourse,  Autism: A personal journey, given by information technology pioneer and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley. I was lucky enough to be in the audience as Dame Stephanie took us through an incredibly powerful and emotional journey.

Best thing about the Ri

Its history. It is rather fascinating to come and work in a building that has been a home to many scientists and scientific discoveries for 220 years. You can feel the history when entering the building; standing in the lecture theatre and walking through the Lecturers’ Corridor always give me goose bumps.