István Joó is the CEO of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) and Government Commissioner for Investment Promotion and Implementation of Large FDI Projects.
Previously, István gained a decade of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary in different roles such as Deputy State Secretary for External Economic Relations and Deputy State Secretary for Export Development. As Ministerial Commissioner he was the chief organiser of the 2016 and the 2019 Budapest Water Summits, and as Government Commissioner he was responsible for the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and Summit. Earlier in his career, he worked at the European Parliament as an advisor. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration and an Energy Specialist and Economic Agricultural Engineer degree.