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Dr. László Szabó
Dr. László Szabó

​Contact: Alex Lyda
214-378-1819; alyda@dcccd.edu

For immediate release — Dec. 3, 2019

(DALLAS) — Dr. László Szabó, Hungarian ambassador to the United States, met with El Centro students, faculty and administrators and a select group of local business leaders recently for a multimedia presentation, Q&A session and networking reception.

Helping celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Dr. Szabó’s talk on Hungary was part of “Success!,” a new pop-up lecture series that features talks between leading industry experts and students studying marketing and entrepreneurship. Forbes recently described the Hungarian capital city of Budapest as “the ‘go to’ city for entrepreneurs.”

The visit was arranged in partnership with the Global Chamber, the Hungarian American Institute, the Dallas County Community College District’s Office of Global Economic Development and El Centro College.

Dr. Szabó was appointed ambassador of Hungary to the United States in 2017. Ambassador Szabó previously served as deputy minister of foreign affairs and trade from 2014 to 2017. Prior to public service, Ambassador Szabo worked for the pharmaceutical company Teva Hungary Ltd. In Budapest. Dr. Szabo also worked for the U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company for 16 years. In 1990, Ambassador Szabo graduated from Debrecent Medical University, Hungary, with a doctorate in medicine.

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