Since 2022 September Tibor Stelbaczky working at the European External Action Service (EEAS) as Principal Adviser on Energy Diplomacy. He is dealing with the external dimension of the EU’s energy policy and the implications of the energy transition worldwide.
Before joining the EEAS, Ambassador Stelbaczky was the Permanent Representative of Hungary to the EU in Brussels between 2019 and 2022 and Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary to the EU between 2015 and 2019.
Graduated in economic sciences and earned a PhD in international relations. His career started at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a member of the accession negotiation team at the State Secretariat for EU integration. Later he was first posted to Brussels in 2004 and served as a Mertens diplomat until 2011, including the first Hungarian EU Presidency in 2011. Then between 2011 and 2014 he was Head of Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dealing with climate, energy and environmental issues, including participation at COP meetings. Before moving again to Brussels, he was posted to Toronto, Canada as an economic and trade counsellor between 2014 and 2015.