Balázs Szilágyi has long standing diplomatic and academic experience in international political and economic affairs. Currently he is a senior government relations manager of CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited), global leader of new energy innovative technologies. Formerly he served in various diplomatic positions. He was an economic diplomat in Prague, Deputy Head of the Hungarian Embassy in Belgrade, Consul General in Chongqing (China). He also worked at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union (in Brussels). He was the Head of Unit for Northern Europe and Director General of the Department for Central Europe of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was a research fellow of Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (between 1996 and 1999) and the Head of Unit for Central Europe at the Institute for Strategic Studies of the National University of Public Service (between 2019 and 2021). His experience is linked to China and European affairs, in his current position he is working on the Europeanization of a China-based company, global number one in providing electricity storage solutions.