János Martonyi


Former Foreign Affairs Minister

János Martonyi is a Hungarian politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1998 to 2002, and then from 2010 to 2014. Since 2014, he works at Hungary’s oil company MOL as member of the Board of Directors  and member of the Corporate Governance and Remuneration Committee and the Sustainable Development Committee. He is also member of the International Advisory Board of Vienna Capital Partners (VPC).

Between 1984 and 1994 he held different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and in the Ministry of Trade, then served as Administrative State Secretary in the Ministry for International Economic Relations and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, between 1994 and 1998, then from 2002 until 2009 attorney and managing partner at Baker & McKenzie’s local office.

As an international arbitrator, he is a member of the Board of the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also President of the Free Europe Centre for European Integration of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Union, a member of the Executive Board of the Centre for European Studies, a foundation of the European People’s Party based in Brussels, a member of the Batthyány Society of Professors, and a member of the advisory board of the weekly Heti Válasz. He is a permanent guest of the Fidesz presidium, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Chairman of the Nézőpont Institute, Budapest.