Former business and economics journalist in Slovakia's most prominent print media. Later member of Labor Ministry's reformist team which prepared the launch of fully-funded pension tier, revamped the country's supplementary pension system. Currently the chief economist with Bratislava-based research and analytics firm. Coding enthusiast, passionate data and financial market analyst.

Work experience

Work experience
2008 - 2015

Chief Economist, Managing Director

The Benchmark Research & Consultancy
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the business with particular focus on business development, statistical analysis, business intelligence
  • Creator of The Cube, a quantitative-behavioral market direction model (daily Slovak updates available @
  • Author of "Nevpustite krízu do svojej peňaženky" ("Don't let the crisis bite into your wallet", Partners Group SK, 2009)
2007 - 2008

Head of Economic and Social Analysis Department 

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family
  • Responsible for all pension-related studies/research and recommendations to the Labor Ministry, Slovak government
  • Official representative in OECD, European Commission's pension-related working groups
  • Advising on broader strategic reform goals
2002 - 2007

Chief State Advisor

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family
  • Economist, member of the Labor Ministry's pension reform team, preparing a major overhaul of country's mandatory pension system
  • Consultant on legislative framework for two-pillar pension system
  • Member of international pension-related working groups 
2000 - 2002

Senior Correspondent, Consultant

Euromoney/IntelliNews Service
  • Prepared daily English-language economic, political coverage of Slovakia, including macroeconomic issues, corporate news
  • Prepared weekly analysis of Slovak economy, focusing on regional financial markets and in-depth macroeconomic analysis
1996 - 2002

Chief Economic Reporter, Columnist

Hospodarske Noviny, Narodna Obroda, SME (dailies)
  • Economic reporting with special focus on macroeconomic issues
  • Interviewed government officials, top representatives of the world's leading financial authorities, CEOs of financial institutions


1993 - 1998

Master's Degree

University of Economics, Bratislava
  • Business Administration