László Andor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
László Andor
Andor, László-9469.jpg
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Incumbent
Assumed office
9 February 2010
President José Manuel Barroso
Preceded by Vladimír Špidla (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)
Personal details
Born (1966-06-03) 3 June 1966 (age 47)
Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater George Washington University
University of Manchester
Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences
Profession Economist
Video Introduction (english) / (hungarian)

László Andor (born 3 June 1966 in Zalaegerszeg) is a Hungarian economist. He is Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in the Barroso II administration of the European Commission.[1] From 2005 until 2010 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), representing the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.[2][3]

He studied economics at the Corvinus University of Budapest (then the Karl Marx University), and later became associate professor of economic policy at the same institution. He also studied at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and in 1993 earned a master's degree in development economics at the University of Manchester. Since 1993 he has been editor of a progressive (leftist) Hungarian quarterly social science journal, Eszmélet (Consciousness). Since 2003 he has been a Member of the Board of the Economic Section of the Hungarian Socialist Party.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
László Kovács
Hungarian European Commissioner
2010–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Vladimír Špidla
as European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
2010–present