Born on 31 May 1963 in Székesfehérvár, Viktor Orbán spent his childhood in Alcsútdoboz and Felcsút. He graduated as a lawyer in Eötvös Lóránt University of Budapest at the Faculty of Law in 1987. 
He was a founding member of the Federation of Young Democrats (Fidesz) established on 30 March 1988 and became a politician well-known throughout the country and Europe for his speech of 16 June 1989 held at the reburial ceremony of Prime Minister Imre Nagy and his companions in which he demanded free elections and that all Soviet troops be withdrawn from Hungary. 
Member of the Hungarian Parliament since 1990 and prime minister of  the coalition government led by Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Party, between 1998 and 2002. In 1999, signed the deed of accession establishing Hungary´s membership of NATO. In October 2002 he was elected vice-chairman of the European People’s Party. 
In May 2003 he was elected chairman of Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Union, the successor of Fidesz - Hungarian Civic Party. 
He was elected Prime Minister of Hungary by the Parliament on 29 May 2010. 

In 2013, Viktor Orbán was speaker at the plenary painel "Global Dialogue - Political Leadership and Globalization" (May, 3rd).