Kristóf Altusz is Deputy State Secretary for European and American Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
He was born on 25 December 1976 in Budapest.
Kristóf Altusz studied international relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest, as well as English and German language and literature at Péter Pázmány Catholic University, he holds an MA in all three disciplines. He is married with two children.
He began his carrier at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002 at the Protocol Department and moved on to the Department of International Organizations. One year later, he was employed by the Office of the Hungarian National Assembly as foreign policy advisor. Parallel to this mandate, between 2003-2004, he was also the coordinator of the Hungarian delegation to the European Parliament. From 2006 on, he worked for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. In 2010, he moved back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was posted to Berlin as counsellor in charge of the political section. Returning from Germany in 2014, he took on the position of Head of Department for European Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Later on this year, he was appointed as Deputy State Secretary for European and American Affairs. He is deputy head of delegation of Hungary’s 2015 IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) Presidency, as well as advisory board member of the German-Hungarian Youth Office.
He speaks fluent English and German.