Baron Karl-Theodor von und zu Guttenberg is a German businessman and politician of the Christian Social Union (CSU). He served as Minister of Defence (2009-2011) and Minister for Economics and Technology (2009). In 2011, he joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA, as a Distinguished Statesman. He is also an advisor to the EU Commission on the promotion of internet freedom regarding questions of foreign affairs. Karl-Theodor is the chairman and founder of Spitzberg Partners, New York.
Daniel Palotai is an executive director and the chief economist of the Hungarian central bank (Magyar Nemzeti Bank). His professional career started in the monetary strategy division in 2004. From 2007, he worked as an economist at the European Central Bank. From November 2010, he was head of the macroeconomic policy department of the Ministry for National Economy and was actively involved in the development of Hungary’s structural reform programme. As a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Union, he has contributed to economic and financial stabilisation in Hungary. In March 2013 Daniel Palotai re-joined the Magyar Nemzeti Bank to become executive director responsible for monetary policy and chief economist. Since September 2015, he has been responsible for international and priority matters. He is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank and of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union.