Gyorgy Nanovfszky, PhD
Former Ambassador and Professor
Mr. Gyorgy Nanovfszky, a native of Hungary, graduated from Moscow State University Lomonosov (1967: Slavistics) and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (1968: South East Asian studies). He holds a PhD in Politological Sciences from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has studied, worked and lived in many parts of the world, resulting in a broad knowledge of languages, cultures and a rich experience of international and intercultural affairs.
His career in civil service started at the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Hungary (1973-1981), followed by years of service at UNCTAD (Geneve, 1981-1986) and UNCTAD/GATT (1987-1988). Between 1986-1991 he was deputy secretary of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce. Since 1991 he has been a member of the board of directors of WTCA, and president of the WTC Budapest.
From 1992-1998 Mr. Nanovfszky served as Ambassador of the Hungarian Republic to Moscow, and was later also accredited to Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. After completing his service as Ambassador to Singapore (2001-2005), he has been active as a professor of politology and intercultural studies at universities in Hungary and abroad. He has co-authored a number of books and studies on political and intercultural affairs, including Finnougric World (in Hungarian, Russian and English, 2004) and Christianity, Catholicism, Orthodoxy (in Hungarian and Russian, 1996). He is vice-president of the Finnougric World Congress and president of the Hungarian Esperanto Association.
Co-author of Cultural Detective Hungary