József Tóth

József Tóth
President,
World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Dr Jozsef Toth was born on June 10, 1945.

He attended University of Veszprém – the Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Faculty. In 1986 he obtained Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and in 1971 Masters Degree in Economics.

Dr Jozsef Toth studied in Budapest University of Economics in 1974 and the same year was granted a post-graduate scholarship at Imperial College, London University. He became a Doctor of Economics in 1976.

From 1980 to 1992 Dr Jozsef Toth was working as a founding member of the Far East Business Club in Hungary and of Hungarian Foreign Trade Association and in the same period he worked as a member of the Presidium of the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a founding and active chairman of the Hungarian Petroleum Association since 1992.

From 1984 to 1996 he worked as a Managing Director of Mineralimpex Hungarian Trading Company for Oil and Mining Products. He is also a Vice President of the Board of the Hungarian Hydrocarbon Strategic Stockpiling Association from 1993 till current day. For three years from 1996 till 1999 he worked as a Senior Vice President of MOLTRADE Mineralimpex Co Ltd., legal successor of Mineralimpex. He then went to become a Managing Director of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Pcl starting from 1999 till 2002. Dr Jozsef Toth is also a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency since 2001 to date. From 2002 to 2010 he held a position of Chief Advisor to the Chairman and CEO MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc.

Dr Toth worked as a Vice President of World Petroleum Council from 2000 to 2005 and became a Senior Vice President of the WPC in 2008. He was elected the President of the WPC in 2014.

He is also an Executive Chairman of OLAJTERV Group from 2010 to date.

Dr Toth is an Honorary Professor at the University of Veszprém, Hungary and since 2000 he is an Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Hungary.