From 2010-2014, László Andor was EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in Brussels. 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. In the years ‪2003 to 2005, Dr.‬‬‬‬‬ Andor served as advisor to the Hungarian premier.

Dr. Andor is a graduate of Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences (now Corvinus University of Budapest) and subsequently obtained his Master’s degree at the University of Manchester. Following intensive research work at George Washington University, King’s College London and the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences, he attained a PhD from the Academy of Sciences in Hungary. In ‪2014, Dr.‬‬‬‬‬ Andor Mercator was appointed Fellow of the Hertie School of Governance, and Professor for Economic Policy at the Faculty of Business Administration at Corvinus University of Budapest.