At the secretariat, we often get questions regarding the Global Challenges Foundation’s founder and chairman Laszlo Szombatfalvy. This is especially true among participants of the competition “The Global Challenges Prize 2017 – A New Shape” and those outside of Scandinavia, where Laszlo Szombatfalvy is practically unknown.

What is Laszlo Szombatfalvy’s background? Why did he start the foundation? What was his personal impetus for launching this major prize competition? What are his comments on current world affairs – the election of Donald Trump as President of the US and the prolonged war in Syria?

We passed the questions on to Laszlo Szombatfalvy. Here are his answers: