Hungary Connects

March 12-13, 2024


Chief Executive Officer of the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs

Ambassador Márton Schőberl, the old-new leader of the IFAT completed his university studies at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in communication and history. Following that, he worked in the world of business information systems and from 2010 in the central administration in various positions in the field of higher education and state asset management.

He led the Hungarian think-tank Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)  between 2014 and 2018, then served as a Deputy State Secretary responsible for cultural diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the fourth Orbán government (2018-2022). Since 2015, he has been the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hungary. Márton returned to IFAT in July 2022, starting his second directorial term.