Enikő Győri, Hungarian Ambassador to Madrid, Former Minister of State for EU Affairs of Hungary
Siegfried Mureşan, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Budgets
Luděk Niedermayer, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Marcin Piatkowski, Senior Economist at the World Bank office in Warsaw
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Enikő Győri is the Ambassador of Hungary to Spain. Previously, she served as Minister of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hungary. During 2009-2010, she was a Member of the European Parliament in the ECON Committee. From 2003 to 2009 she held the position of Head of EU Staff of FIDESZ Political Group at the Hungarian National Assembly. Besides that, she was the director of the think tank Free Europe Centre, the president of the Italian Forum of Budapest, and a Member of the Board of the Political Science Review, as well as a lecturer at Eszterházy Teachers’ College and ELTE University Budapest. She earned her MA degree from the University of Economics, Budapest in 1992, and her PhD in 2000.
Siegfried Mureşan is a Member of the European Parliament where he is a Member of the EPP Group. He serves as Vice President of the Budgets Committee and substitute Member in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Prior to his election to the European Parliament in May 2014, he served as Senior political advisor for Economic and Social Policy at the headquarters of the European People's Party. A Romanian national, Siegfried graduated from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest in 2004 and continued his studies with a Master in Economics and Management Science at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Luděk Niedermayer graduated in Theoretical Cybernetics, Mathematical Informatics and Systems Theory at the Faculty of Science at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Brno (today´s Masaryk University). In 1991 he joined the Czech National Bank (CNB). In 2000 he was appointed as a Vice-governor of the Czech National Bank. He defended the position again in 2002. He participates in the activities of the working groups of the IMF and IBRD on the management and macroeconomic significance of foreign exchange reserves. From 2008 to 2014 he was Director of Consulting for Deloitte. He has been regularly contributing with economic articles to the Czech weekly magazine Respekt. In 2014 he was elected as a Member of European Parliament and became a member of the EPP Group. He is active in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and in the Delegation for relations with the United States (D-US). As a substitute he acts in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula (DKOR).
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a Senior Economist at the World Bank in Warsaw, where his work focuses on financial sector development, innovation and competitiveness. He is also Assistant Professor of Economics at Kozminski University. Earlier, he was Chief Economist of PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland, and economist and Advisor to the Executive Director at the IMF. He also served as Advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance. He authored a number of books and numerous papers on the growth fundamentals of Poland and Central Europe. In his free time, he enjoys marathons and triathlons.