Gyorgy Csoti

Engineer and

Hungarian Ambassador to Zagreb


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He was born on 24th of November 1940 in Budapest. He is married and a father of three children (Kinga, 1971; Bálint 1975; Sandra 1994). After graduating from high school, because of political and ideological reasons, he couldn't continue his education at the institutions of higher education. Thus he acquires the qualification of tehnician of telecommunications between 1959 and 1961. In mid 1960 he was enrolled in the University of Budapest, where he got his degree from electrical engineering at the College of Engineering in 1971. From 1979 to 1981, he was on a postgraduate study of professional organizational engineering.

He worked as a tehnician of telecommunications in the Central Telegraphic Post-Office from 1961 to 1971 and from 1971 to 1973 as a developmental engineer. He worked as an electronics engineer and was the head of a company dealing with informatics, civil engineering and office equipment from 1973 to 1975. From 1975 to 1977, he was the head of the informatics centre Hungarotext, a company concerned with foreign trade. He was a counsellor for computer equipment in OKGT, State Oil and Gas Industry Trust from 1977 to 1981.

From 1981 to 1990, he was the chairman of Tiszadata, a small cooperative society dealing with software export. From 1990 to 1998, he was a member of Parliament (1990 to 1994 he was on the party's list of candidates, from 1994 to 1998 he was first in the election precinct of Budapest). In 1998 he was a candidate for being a member of Parliament. From 22nd of 1999, he is the accredited Hungarian ambassador to Zagreb.

1990-92 he was the management member of the stock company Forum, while from 1992 to 1994, he was in the management of the Hungarian Credit Bank. He was the chairman of the supervision commission in the stock company Merian Oroshaza from 1994 to 1999, then in Publica stock company from 1994 to 1995. He was the member of the supervision commission of MAV (Hungarian Railways) and in State Office for translation and translation verification.


In 1988 he was the founding member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF). 1989-92 he was the member of the Audit Committee, 1989-1990 the head of office, 1993-1996 the spokesman for the party and from 1992 to 1994 he was a member of a committee dealing with ethical issues. From 1989 to 1998, with shorter interruptions, he was a member of the organization in Budapest and a member of the party's great council. He was the deputy chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee in the Hungarian Parliament from 1990 to 1998. From 1990 to 1994, he is a member of the Executive Board of a Hungarian group, Interparliamentary Union. Furthermore, he was the chairman of the Hungarian-German group from 1990 to 1998 and meanwhile he was also active as a member of a Committee concerned with the issues of the European Council from 1992 to 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he was the deputy chairman of MDF club of members. He was also active as the leader of the North Atlantic Assembly delegation from 1990 to 1994 and later on, 1994-1998, as the deputy leader. 1990-1999 he was the vice-president of the European One of Middle Class Union (EMSU). In 1989 he is active as a member and a head of various foundations, societies.


In 1994 Roman Herzog conferred on him the Order of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Great Cross Order.