Placement agent Campbell Lutyens has hired Gordon Bajnai, the former prime minister of Hungary, as chairman of its global advisory board.

Bajnai was appointed prime minister in 2009 to lead Hungary through the financial crisis and push through an austerity package. He held the role for little under a year, as was his intention upon taking the job.

Bajnai was previously a government minister, head of the National Development Agency and chief executive of Wallis Rt, one of Hungary’s largest private equity holding companies.

Since retiring from politics he has taken advisory roles with Antin Infrastructure, Meridiam Infrastructure and Aegon. Bajnai is also a visiting fellow at John Hopkins and adjunct professor at Columbia University.

“Gordon brings to us an intriguing combination of senior level experience and expertise in the private equity and infrastructure sectors together with a deep understanding of the political and economic landscape in Europe” said Andrew Sealey, chief executive of Campbell Lutyens.