Jozsef Toth

President

World Petroleum Council

Born in Hungary.

Graduated in City Veszprém (Hungary) in 1968 as a refining engineer, followed by economics studies at University of Economics in Budapest where he reached Ph.D. degree.

Started his carrier at a state-owned oil and gas trading company where he became the CEO in 1984 after 16 years of experience.

Served 12 years in this position before the company became the part of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Co.

Thereafter he became the managing director of Refining and Logistics Division in MOL.

He has been the Chief Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of MOL for 8 years.

During the period between 2010 – 2013 he was active as Executive Chairman and CEO of OLAJTERV Engineering Company Group.

Founding President of Hungarian Petroleum Association and Vice President of the Board of the Hungarian Hydrocarbon Strategic Stockpiling Association.

Served for 10 years as member of the Industry Advisory Board of International Energy Agency (IEA).

Visiting professor at the University of Veszprém (Hungary).  From 2000 to date he is the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Hungary and he was granted with “Public Service Star” Award in Singapore.

Has two decades of activity within the World Petroleum Council: from 2000 to 2005 he was the Vice President, between 2008 -2014 Senior Vice President and he was elected as President for WPC in June 2014 during the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.