Our Team

Our Team
SOUTH SUDAN. 2014. Martin Bandžák with the team of medical staff in an immunization center in a refugee camp in Juba. Copyright by Juraj Demovič/MAGNA

Martin Bandžák, Executive Director

He was born in Bratislava and he is a photographer. In 2001, he co-founded the MAGNA. He started the MAGNA mission in Cambodia, Vietnam, Kenya, Nicaragua, Myanmar and southern Sudan. He also participated in humanitarian missions in India, Haiti and the Philippines. Since 2002, he has been dividing his home between Phnom Penh and Bratislava. In 2008, he published a set of photos about Cambodia – Lost Lives. He has been dealing with documentary photography in the long term and he also received several awards of Czech Press Photo and other competitions.

Denisa Augustínová, Head of Operation

She was born in Bratislava, where she also studied social work. In 2001, she co-founded MAGNA. She participated in the implementation of most of its missions around the world. Most of the year, she operates in Cambodia, where MAGNA implements projects focused on HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. From here she coordinates humanitarian and developmental activities of MAGNA around the world. In 2007, as an "Architect of the Future", she presented at the Waldzell conference her visions of resolving the problem of malnutrition around the world.

Karin Zaatari, Program Manager

Barbara Langsfeldová, Communication and Fundraising 

Claudia Tran, Corporate and Philanthropic Relations

Michaela Huorkova, Admin and Finances

Iva Barešová, Head of Finance 

Every year MAGNA sends about 20 of its field workers to assist and help people in need side by side with its 1,500 local workers.


If you are interested to support us or cooperate with us, please contact: 


If you are interested to support us or cooperate with us, please contact: 


Martin Bandžák 
Denisa Augustínová
Andrea Lafosse


Josef Barta
Juraj Vaculik
Júlia Horáková M.D.

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