Gordon Bajnai, an economist and businessman, was born in 1968, Hungary. From April 2009 until May 2010, he served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Hungary. Earlier, he held positions as Government Commissioner of the National Development Agency, as Minister at the Ministry of Local Government, and as Minister at the Ministry of National Development and Economic Affairs. Between 2000 and the end of 2005, he was CEO of the Wallis Group a major Hungarian diversified holding. Between 1995 and 2000, he was managing director and deputy CEO of CA IB Securities Plc leading Hungarian investment bank. Currently Mr. Bajnai is the Founder of Patriotism and Progress, a public policy think tank in Budapest, as well as a member of the Global Advisory Board to Meridiam Infrastructure Managers. He is a Senior Adviser to CSIS, the leading international relations think tank in Washington DC.