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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

20082015

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 @ http://goo.gl/GdxnL)
  • Author of "Nevpustite krízu do svojej peňaženky" ("Don't let the crisis bite into your wallet", Partners Group SK, 2009)
20072008

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
20022007

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 
20002002

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
19962002

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

Education

19931998

Master's Degree

University of Economics, Bratislava
  • Business Administration