Dr. László Szabó

The Ambassador

Dr. László Szabó was appointed Ambassador of Hungary to the United States in July 2017. 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 work at 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.



 

H.E. DR. LÁSZLÓ SZABÓ

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AND TRADE, HUNGARY
www.kormany.hu

Ambassador of Hungary to the United States, Washington, D.C.
from July 28, 2017

Deputy Minister, Parliamentary State Secretary
from October 2014

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade
from June 2014


TEVA HUNGARY LTD., BUDAPEST
www.teva.hu

Chief Executive Officer
2010-2014


ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
www.lilly.com

Vice President, China HR
2010

Senior Director, Human Resources, Global Medical, Regulatory, and Patient Safety
2008-2010

General Manager Hungary
2003-2007

Director, Human Resources, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East
2001-2003

Country Manager, New Zealand and the South-Pacific
1999-2000

HR Associate and Team-leader, United Kingdom
1998-1999

Sales Manager, Wales, UK
1997-1998

Marketing Coordinator and Product Manager, Hungary
1994-1997

Medical Sales Representatives 
1993-1994


MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, DEBRECEN, HUNGARY (DEOEC)
http://www.deoec.hu

General Physician, 1st Department of Surgery
1990-1993


EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, DEBRECEN, HUNGARY (DOTE)
http://aok.unideb.hu

Doctor of Medicine, Debrecent Medical University, Hungary
1990


AFFILIATIONS

Hungary Chamber of Physicians
1990 to present

Member of the Board of Directors of RMI (Researched Medicines Industry Association) in New Zealand
1999-2000

Corporate Leadership Council (CLC)
2001 to present

Co-Chair of the American Working Group of PhRMA in Hungary
2004-2007

Member of the Board, Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (AIPM)
2005-2007

Member of the Board, Association of Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
2010 to present

Member of the Economic Committee, University of Debrecen
2011 to present

Member of the Investors' Committee of AmCham
2011 to present

Member of the Innovation Advisory Board at the Ministry for National Economy
2012-2013

Summa Artium Hungary Award, Maecenas of Debrecen Award
2012, 2013

Gold Cross of Merit Hungary 
2013

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