János Martonyi, Dr.

János Martonyi, Dr.
Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Place and date of birth:
  • Kolozsvár, 1944.
  • Doctor of Law and Political Sciences (Summa cum Laude, 1967)
  • Candidate's degree in Law and Political Sciences in (1975)
  • 1969- Corporate legal counsel
  • 1979- Trade secretary in Brussels
  • 1984 Head of Section, then Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Trade
  • 1989-1990 Government commissioner for privatisation
  • 1990-1991 Administrative State Secretary in the Ministry for International Economic Relations
  • 1991-1994 Administrative State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1994-1998 Lawyer, Partner at Baker & McKenzie’s local office, Member of the firm's European Board of Directors
  • 1998-2002 Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2002-2009 Lawyer, Director of Martonyi and Kajtár, Baker & McKenzie Law Firm
  • 2010- Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1987- Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at ELTE University, Budapest
  • 1997- Associate Professor, Head of Department, from 2000 onwards University Professor, later University Professor at the Szeged University of Sciences from 2010.
  • 1995-1998 Visiting professor at the College of Europe in Brugge and Natolin (Warsaw).
  • 1996 Visiting professor at Central European University
  • Member of the Batthyány Circle of Professors and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
  • Published studies and essays on international trade law, competition policy and competition law, European integration and Community (European) law, global regulations, Central-European cooperation as well as international relations.
    Prior to 2010:
  • Permanent Member of the Court of Arbitration, Member of the Presidency of the Permanent Court of Arbitration beside the Hungarian Chamber of Trade and Industry
  • President of Free Europe Centre organized under the auspices of Fidesz, the Nézőpont Foundation and the Hungarian Association for Civic Cooperation.
  • Member of the Board of the European People’s Party’s foundation (Centre for European Studies)
  • Commander’s Cross with the Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, National Order of the Legion of Honour of France (commander’s and officer’s rank), National Order of Merit of France, as well as British, Austrian, Polish and Bulgarian state decorations.
    Language skills:
  • English, French, German
  • Married, has two children and five grandchildren
  • history, music and sports