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APPOINTED AMBASSADOR FERENC SOMOGYI


2007-09-18
Dr. FERENC SOMOGYI

Born: September 1st, 1945, Hartkirchen (Austria)

Studies: 1952-64 Primary and secondary schools in Budapest

University degrees:

1968: International relations, University of Economics, Budapest 1979: International relations, College for Political Sciences, Budapest

University Doctoral Degree:

1977: World economics, University of Economics, Budapest



Professional career:

1968-1991 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Hungary

1968-1969 Junior desk officer, Budapest

1969-1971 Attaché, Hungarian Embassy, Rangoon, Burma

1971-1973 Second Secretary, Hungarian Embassy, Lagos, Nigeria

1973-1980 Senior desk officer, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Budapest

1980-1984 Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United

Nations, New York

1984-1989 Head of Department for Multilateral and Global Issues, MFA,

Budapest

1986 Promoted to the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and

Plenipotentiary

1989-1990 State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Budapest

1990-1991 Professional State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs,

Budapest

- Chief negotiator, talks on the withdrawal of Soviet troops

from Hungary

1992-1994 Chairman, Exportguarantie Ltd (later: EXIM Bank),

Budapest

1992-1994 Director of Faculty, College for Foreign Trade, Budapest

1994-1998 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Hungary

1994-1996 Professional State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs,

Budapest

1996-1998 State Secretary, Euro-Atlantic Integration, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Budapest

- Chief negotiator for the Hungary–Slovakia Framework Treaty

- Chief negotiator for the Hungary–Romania Framework Treaty

- Chief negotiator for Hungary’s NATO accession talks

- Chief negotiator for Hungary’s EU accession talks

1998-2001 MATÁV Hungarian Telecommunications, Budapest

Director for Euro-Atlantic Integration

2001-2004 CEO, Stonebridge Communications AD, Skopje, Macedonia

(member of the MATÁV Group)

2004-2006 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary

2006-2007 Magyar Telekom, Hungarian Telecommunications Co.,

Budapest

Director for International Affairs



Other functions:

1989-1992 Member, Hungarian Olympic Committee

1994-1998 Member, Hungarian Olympic Committee

1994- Member, Board of Trustees, Mc. Daniel College, Westminster,

Md., USA

1998- Member, International Advisory Board, Institute for the Study of

Europe, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., USA

1998-2003 President, Hungarian Atlantic Council

1999-2001 Member, Board of the American Chamber of Commerce, Hungary

2001-2003 Vice-President, Atlantic Treaty Associations


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