The ceremony marks the completion of the second of a three-stage accreditation process that will culminate with Ambassador Szabó’s presentation of his credentials to the President of the United States at the White House and receipt of his official title of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Prior to his arrival in the United States, Ambassador Szabó served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hungary from 2014 to 2017. His arrival to the Foreign Ministry followed a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry, namely as Vice President of Eli Lilly, a Fortune 500 company based in Indianapolis. Ambassador Szabó also served as CEO of TEVA Hungary from 2010 to 2014.