László Turóczy

Ambassador, Permanent Representative


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the OECD and UNESCO, László Turóczy earned his MSc in Economics in 2002 at the Faculty of Economics of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (specialisation in economics, special field: finance). During his university studies he completed the German language business management studies programme (Deutschsprachiger Studiengang in Betriebswirtschaftslehre) of the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration and the Universität Passau. In 2000, he spent a semester at the Central Missouri State University as an exchange student.

Having started working at Hungary’s Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2001, Mr. Turóczy has been with the ministry and its successors ever since. From 2001 to 2010 he first worked as a macro-economic analyst, then continued as head of division and later as deputy head department at the Economics Department of the ministry. Between 2010 and 2012 he was head of the Competitiveness Department of the Ministry of National Economy. From 2012 he was deputy state secretary responsible for competitiveness, from 2014 also responsible for economic and territorial planning. He resigned from his position as deputy state secretary at the Ministry of Finance in March 2019 to serve as Hungary’s ambassador to the OECD and the UNESCO.

During his professional career Mr. Turóczy has obtained rich experience in macro-economic and structural policy analysis as well as strategic planning, EU regional policy and productivity enhancing policies. He has been deeply involved in various forms of collaboration with the OECD, the European Union and the World Bank.