Kristóf Szatmáry

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Kristóf Szatmáry
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
16 May 2006
Personal details
Born (1975-06-10) 10 June 1975 (age 42)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party Fidesz (since 1993)
Other political
Entrepreneurs' Party
Spouse(s) Beáta Simon
Children 4
Profession politician

Kristóf Szatmáry (born 10 June 1975)[1] is a Hungarian politician, who served as Secretary of State for Domestic Economy in the Ministry of National Economy between 1 February 2011 and 5 June 2014.[2] As candidate of Fidesz, he became a member of the National Assembly (MP) in the 2006 parliamentary election.[3]

Studies and work experience[edit]

Szatmáry was born to a tradesman and craftsman family, his parents were involved in the food trade from the 1980s. He participated in the family business from the age sixteen. After he passed the secondary school final examinations he attended and graduated at the faculty of geography and the faculty of political science of Eötvös Loránd University. Parallel to his university education he was a contributor in Századvég Foundation.[1]

In 1998 he founded a public opinion and market research company with his colleagues. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as a civil servant and gained a short but valuable experience there. He worked for the parliamentary department of the Ministry of Economy. From 2000 he was a secretary and from 2002 was head of department and also successfully took the special public administration examination. After the years in the ministry he came back to family business as a managing director. Theirs company gives work for approximately 30 people, they are in the catering industry and hotel business.[1]


He joined Fidesz in 1993. He participated in the work of the General Assembly of District XVI, Budapest. Since 2002 he was elected member of the presidium of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of District XVI in the spring of 2004 and then general vice president of the organization in October. He has been President of the National Board of Entrepreneurs' Party since October 2005.[1]

In the parliamentary election held in 2006, he was elected from the Fidesz Budapest Regional List. He was appointed a member of the Economic and Information Technology Committee on 30 May 2006. He was re-elected MP in the 2010 parliamentary election. He served as Vice Chairman of the Economic and Information Technology Committee from 14 May 2010 to 14 February 2011.[3] He was appointed Secretary of State for Domestic Economy in February 2011. He was elected President of the Organization of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK). He also served as President of the Hungarian Table Tennis Association between 2010 and 2011. He was replaced by art collector Imre Pákh.[4] Szatmáry was elected MP for District XVI, Budapest in 2014.[3]