Peter Bod

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Person.png Peter Bod  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(central banker)
Bod Péter Ákos.jpg
Born28 July 1951
Alma materCorvinus University of Budapest
Member ofWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1993
Hungarian central banker who was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993.

Employment.png Governor of the Hungarian National Bank

In office
9 December 1991 - 14 December 1994

Employment.png Hungary/Minister/Industry and Trade

In office
23 May 1990 - 9 December 1991

Employment.png Member of the Hungarian National Assembly

In office
2 May 1990 - 9 December 1991

Péter Ákos Bod is a Hungarian politician and economist. He was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993.


1970-1975 he took a degree in economics at the Karl Marx University in Budapest (later renamed Corvinus University). In 1977 he received a doctorate from the University[1].

He did study trips at a the Portland State University for 3 months in 1972, and again for 3 months in 1988; and 3 months at the University of Copenhagen in 1982.[1]


Between 1975-1990 he worked at the Institute of Planned Economy of the National Planning Office.[1]

He was as Minister of Industry and Trade in the cabinet of József Antall from 1990 to 1991 then Governor of the Hungarian National Bank from 1991 to 1994, when he resigned under the pressure of the Socialist Gyula Horn cabinet. He was also a Member of Parliament for the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) from 1990 until his resignation in 1991.[2]

He was a board member of the EBRD between 1998 and 2000.[1]

In 1996, he joined the Hungarian Democratic People's Party (MDNP) and was elected to its leadership.[3]

Before the second round of the 2006 parliamentary election, when MDF made it clear that they would not support Viktor Orbán's Fidesz, Orbán tried to get their support by declaring that he withdrew from Prime Minister candidacy, and sought a compromise candidate, Péter Ákos Bod. However MDF maintains its position and Fidesz lost the election by the ruling left-wing coalition parties.[4]

He was professor at the Károli Gáspár Reformed University from 2000 until 2021.[1]

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  3. Bölöny, József – Hubai, László: Magyarország kormányai 1848–2004 [Cabinets of Hungary 1848–2004], Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004 (5th edition). p. 295.