Péter Forrai qualified as an economist at the Budapest University of Economics, where he studied foreign trade. He started his career in 1991 at the Parisian firm Saint-Gobain (CICE) before moving on to the insurance company Európa Biztosító Rt., where he served as deputy director of marketing. In 1994 he joined OTP Bank Nyrt., at first performing a variety of duties and then heading the Electronic and Bank Account Service Directorate. Additionally, he held positions on the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board at several subsidiaries in the OTP Group both in Hungary and abroad.
His experience of private banking is extensive, having participated in numerous major banking and other external projects including the electronic bill presentment and payment system and mobile payment. He has a good command of English and French.