Phd. economist, honorary professor of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary.
He has been working for the United Nations conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 1990. Currently, he is a member of the investment policy review team, advising developing countries. Between 1996 and 2010 he was part of the World Investment Report team, analyzing sectoral issues such as foreign investments in agriculture, infrastructure, industries and services, also Cross-cutting issues such as FDI in developing and transition economies, research and development, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, direct investment on the importance of local, foreign links and exports competitiveness. He was on charge of the analysis of FDI trends in transition countries. He was an analyst in the Division of Economic Cooperation among Developing Countries of the UNCTAD Secretariat (1990-1996). Before joining the United Nations, he was professor of world economics in public administration (now Corvinus University) and Budapest University of Economic Sciences (1983-1990).
In addition to his official duties at UNCTAD, he has participated in various academic activities: he has published extensively in magazines and books on topics related to foreign direct investment and countries in transition, especially in Russia. He is a member of the Editorial Board of East-West Business Magazine. In the past he served as associate (1996 - 2003) and Assistant Director (2003 - 2004) of the academic journal of UNCTAD had titled to transnational corporations.