János Martonyi is a Hungarian politician who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs between 1998-2002 and 2010-2014. Professor ( University of Szeged; ELTE University, Budapest; College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin; Central European University, Budapest ), attorney, international arbitrator, author of numerous books, essays and articles primarily in the field of international trade law, competition policy and law, European integration and law, cooperation in Central-Europe, geopolitics, global regulations and international relations.
Commissioner for privatization in 1989-1990; State Secretary in the Ministry of International Economic Relations in 1990-1991; State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991-1994; managing partner at the law firm Martonyi and Kajtár, Baker & McKenzie, Budapest in 1994-1998 and 2002-2009; Head of the Institute for Private International Law and International Trade Law at the University of Szeged in 1999-2009.
Presently he is professor emeritus at the Law School of the University of Szeged. Chairman of the Centre for Democracy Public Foundation, supervising the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Tom Lantos Institute; member of the Board of MOL (Hungarian Oil Company); member of the Executive Board of Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies, Brussels; member of the Board of the Maecenas Universitatis Corvini Foundation, Budapest; member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.