Tihamér Tóth (President of the Scientific Council of the research centre) is an associate professor at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest, giving lectures in EU, international and Hungarian competition law, public consumer protection law and the law of administrative sanctions for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He obtained his PhD in 2001 at the University of Szeged. He is chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Competition research Center and member of the Scientific Council of the LIDC. He is chief editor of the quarterly Hungarian State Aid Law journal and member of the editorial board of the Competition Mirror, the official journal of the competition authority.
Tihamér’s knowledge of competition law stems from his previous leadership positions, he was President of the Competition Council of the Hungarian Competition Office from 2003-2009 and Vice President of the Hungarian Competition Authority. He also has over 15 years of experience working in government with the European Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.