Ambassador András Simonyi is a former Hungarian ambassador now living and working in Washington, DC. He was the managing director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (2012-2018), presently working with the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Prior to moving to the United States, he was Hungary’s ambassador to the US (2002-2007). He was the first Hungarian ambassador to NATO, becoming the first permanent representative of Hungary, after the country’s accession to the Alliance. His prior assignments include deputy chief of mission of Hungary to the European Union (later European Commission).
Ambassador Simonyi is a trained transportation economist, with a PhD in International Affairs. In his academic work he specializes in transatlantic relations, transatlantic energy, and the Nordic countries.
He publishes frequently in The Hill, The Huffington Post, and other media outlets.