“Orbán is a Predictor”: Interview with April H. Foley, Former US Ambassador to Hungary


Earlier this month, Hungary Today had the opportunity to interview April H. Foley, the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. Prior to her service as ambassador, Foley held, among other distinguished positions, the role of Vice-Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation and is a member of the Friends of Hungary Community.

How did you become the Ambassador to Hungary?

I went to Harvard Business School with George W. Bush. As you know, I am a political appointee, so I was friendly with George Bush during our time at Harvard and we remained friends throughout the years. He wanted to have a lot of talented women in his administration. First, I was vice-chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US, which took advantage of my business background. Then he said he wanted me to be an ambassador and gave me countries to choose from and I decided on Hungary...

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Ambassador April H. Foley

Ambassador Foley served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary from 2006 to 2009. Prior to serving as US Ambassador to Hungary, she worked at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. After first serving as a Director of the Bank, she was appointed to be First Vice President and Vice Chairman in 2003.