Prešov Self-Governing Region, Prešov
Mr Karel Hirman currently holds position at Prešov self-governing region as a chief of implementation of ELENA (European Local Energy Assistance) financed by European Investment Bank. Previously, Mr Hirman was working for Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency as a director of Energy Activities department focusing on energy legislative, international projects and an energetic consultation for state or private sector. Besides these positions Mr Hirman has experience from management at SPP (Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s.) and Steelinvest, s.r.o. With his broad and long experience in energy sector he served as an external adviser for Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičova and Minister of Foreign Affair of Slovakia for energy security. Alongside his managing and advising positions Mr Hirman wrote several articles for Slovak newspapers and magazines as well as books regarding Slovak foreign policy and significance of gas and oil.