Experience

Vice-Chairman 12/2019 –ongoing
GLOBSEC | Bratislava, Slovakia
Responsible for policy and strategic guidance for the GLOBSEC flagship programs; NGO – Central European Think-Tank with 50-70 employees

Advisor to the Government of the Czech Republic on establishment of the National Development Fund (external assignment) 12/2019 –ongoing
CZECH MORAVIAN DEVELOPMENT AND GUARANTEE BANK | Prague, Czech Republic
Responsible for providing strategic guidance, consultations related to the establishment of the National development fund

Vice-President 10/2016 –11/2019
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK | Luxembourg
Overseeing operations in Central Europe, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia; in charge of the Bank’s Advisory Services & Financing of the cohesion and transport investments;
EIB as the Bank of the European Union and main multilateral investment institution with annual financing of ca 75bn EUR and ca 4000 employees

Chief Negotiator for the EU Budget (SK EU PRES 2016) 04/2016 –10/2016
MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC | Bratislava, Slovak Republic
In charge of the negotiation of the EU Budget 2017 during the Slovak EU Presidency with European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member states

Minister of Economy 06/2015 –03/2016
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC | Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Overseeing the energy sector and energy utilities in the state ownership; in charge of policy guidelines and legislation for industry, growth and competitiveness, entrepreneurship, innovations in business, investment environment of the Slovak Republic; development of the trade, investment and business opportunities; management of the state-owned utilities and property

Deputy Minister of Finance 04/2012 –05/2015
MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC | Bratislava, Slovak Republic
In charge of the international financial affairs, EU financial agenda, investments and financial markets; establishment fund – of funds Slovak investment holding; oversight of several State-owned banks – Eximbanka, Slovak Guarantee and Development Bank

Vice – President 2014 –2015
ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COUNCIL OF THE EU | Brussels, Belgium
In charge of the preparation of EU legislation, and policy guidelines for the ECOFIN and EUROGROUP meetings
Chairman of the Board, SLOVAK INVESTMENT HOLDING & SLOVAK GUARANTEE
AND DEVELOPMENT BANK; Member of the Council of the Bank, INTERNATIONAL
BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK 2014 – 2016

Industry Head of Public Sector for the Central and Eastern Europe 2010 – 2012
J.P. MORGAN CHASE | London, United Kingdom
Responsible for the origination of operations in Central and Eastern Europe with public sector

Vice-President
CITIGROUP | London, United Kingdom/Prague Czech Republic 2006 – 2010
Responsible for the operations in Central and Eastern Europe with public sector corporates

Vice-President
EASTWEST INSTITUTE | Atlanta/New York/Prague/Brussels 1991 – 2006
International think tank focusing on advising governments and businesses in the CEE region during their post-communist transition. Responsible for economic and private sector development programs.

Policy Officer (1990 – 1991)
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH AND SLOVAK FEDERAL REPUBLIC | Prague, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic

Education
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow (1984-1989)
M.A. in international relations and diplomacy

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law, Prague (JUDr) (1989)
Doctor of international law

Harvard Business School, Boston (1998)
Executive education program in international business administration

Leadership Development Training, New York 2000

Turbo Training for Transaction Banking, London 2006