Klára Dobrev (born 2 February 1972) is a Hungarian politician and is the Vice President of the European Parliament. She is married to former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány. She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria to a Hungarian mother, Piroska Apró, and a Bulgarian father, Petar Dobrev. Her maternal grandfather, Antal Apró, was Hungary's Minister of Industry in the 1950s–60s. Dobrev holds a degree in economics from the Budapest University of Economics, and a Law degree from the Eötvös Loránd University of Arts and Sciences. During her years at the University of Economics she was a member of AIESEC, and at the organization's 1992 world conference she was the animator board's vice president responsible for public relations. Dobrev spent her internship at MODI XEROX as a marketing assistant at Bangalore, India. She has held several government positions in the past, including Chief Cabinet to Péter Medgyessy during the 2001–02 election, and vice-president of the Office for the National Development Plan and EU Support, where she served from 2002 until her husband's nomination for prime minister in 2004, when she resigned. She is a senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University. She is chairperson of the Hungarian section of the UN Women. Dobrev became CEO of the Altus Ltd. in 2009, a development consultant company, owned by her husband. In 2019, she re-entered politics, as the lead candidate of the Democratic Coalition's European Parliament list for the 2019 European election. With a stunning and surprising, 16.05% result for her party, better than all the surveys predicted, she was elected a Member of the European Parliament. Dobrev was elected a Vice-President of the European Parliament on 3 July 2019.