2018 Forum programme

Mr. László Balogh
Mr. László Balogh

Deputy State Secretary
Ministry of Finance


Mr. László Balogh is Deputy State Secretary, responsible for Financial Policy Affairs at the Ministry of Finance (January 2014- ). He is member both in the EU and the OECD Economic Policy Committees, and the Financial Stability Board’s Regional Group in Europe. In addition, since 2018 he is member of the EIB (European Investment Bank) Audit Committee.

For more than 3 years he wasVice President at the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority (HFSA) responsible for Supervisory Policy, Financial Regulation andFinancial Consumer Policy, (2010-2013). He also had a supervisory background from an earlier time, then he was Managing Director atthe HFSA, between 2000 and 2004.

He spent more than five years at Magyar Nemzeti Bank (central bank of Hungary) as SeniorAdvisor in International Affairs (2005-2010), dealing mostly with EU, IMF and payment system issues. Back in 2001 he was GovernmentCommissioner for Anti Money Laundering (AML) Policy, to lead and coordinate the reform of the Hungarian AML regime (2001-2003).

He spent most of the 1990’s in Paris first as Minister Plenipotentiary, Negotiator in Chief for Hungary’s OECD Accession, (1994-1996) and later as Ambassador, Hungary’s first Permanent Representative to the OECD, (1996-1999).

He has written intoa number of books and publications, among others:

  • • Aligning Financial Supervisory Structures with Country Needs, World Bank, Washington D.C, 2004, (Author of one chapter)
  • • Handbook of Central Banking and Financial Authorities in Europe, London 2005, (Author of one chapter)
  • • Magyarország 20 éve az OECD-ben (Hungary’s Twenty years in the OECD) Budapest, 2016. (co-author)
  • • Pénzügyi kultúra (Financial Literacy) Miskolc, 2018, (One chapter)
  • • Devizahitelezés Magyarországon (Foreign Exchange Loans in Hungary) Budapest 2019, (Author of the introductory chapter)