Anthony Radev obtained a master's degree at Marx Károly University of Economics, the legal predecessor of Corvinus University of Budapest, followed by a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Social Sciences, Sofia. He later graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a Postgraduate Diploma in international politics. He is a Hungarian, German and Bulgarian citizen.
He was director of McKinsey & Company for twenty-two years. He joined the company in Germany in 1991 and was one of the founders of the Eastern European office in 1993. He actively participated in the launch of the Prague (1993), Warsaw (1994) and Moscow (1994) offices and personally opened McKinsey offices in Budapest (1995), Zagreb (2003), Sofia (2005) and Bucharest (2008), and chaired the McKinsey Working Group on Eastern European Financial Institutions. He has participated in numerous projects in almost every sector of the economy and in the public sector, from various financial institutions, through the service sector, to a number of industrial companies.
Since 2014, he has been in charge of the business School for Executive Education and Development (SEED). Since 2010 he has been a member of the board of the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) and since 2014 he has been a member of the board of Mol. In the summer of 2019, he was elected president of Corvinus University.