People

 

Gabriel Šípoš
Director
sipos@transparency.sk
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He studied Economics and Political Science at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest (1996-1999), and Journalism at Academia Istropolitana Nova in Bratislava (2000-2001). Since 2001, he worked at the Institute for Economic and Social Reforms as analyst, focusing mainly on monitoring media ethics and professionalism in the Slovak Press Watch blog. He acts as Director of Transparency International Slovakia since 2009 and is elected to hold the position until 5th December 2021.
Michal Piško
Project Manager
pisko@transparency.sk
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After finishing his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 2003, he worked as Domestic News Editor in the SME daily for 11 years. In January 2015, he joined Transparency International Slovakia and is in charge of projects focused on regional and local self-governance, state-owned firms, transparency rankings, as well as research on corruption in these fields.
Nikola Gurgoľová
Project Coordinator
nikola.gurgolova@transparency.sk
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She studied Public Administration at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. She continued her Master’s study in Public Policy at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava. During her studies, she worked as intern in the office of Bratislava Self-Governing Region, as well as in the office of a member of the Parliament. She joined Transparency International Slovakia in 2015 and focuses on monitoring transparency in healthcare. She also helps with office management.
Eva Bilená
Project Coordinator
eva.bilena@transparency.sk
She studied Public Economy and Administration (Ing.) at the Masaryk University in Brno. During the studies, she worked in the enviromentally focused organisation DUHA movement- Friends of the Earth in the departure of finance. She joined Transparency International Slovakia in 2018, she focuses on municipalities and she also helps with office management.
Ľuboš Kostelanský
Project Coordinator
lubos.kostelansky@transparency.sk
After 15 years of journalistic praxis in the weekly newspaper Trenčianske noviny, the Pravda daily  , the Economic Newspaper and  the News Agency of the Slovak Republic, he started to act in Transparency International Slovakia in September 2018. He focuses on municipalities, justice and also on investigation.
Lukáš Zajac
Project Coordinator
lukas.zajac@transparency.sk
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He studied Geography at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Since 2004, he worked in the non-governmental organisation People in Need where he concered mainly with eductional projects which were focused on the global education. He also acted in the international non-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity. He works for Transparency International since 2018.
Oliver Fecsu
právnik
oliver.fecsu@transparency.sk
He studied Law at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice. He works for Transparency International since 2018.
Róbert Pakan
finančný manažér
robert.pakan@transparency.sk
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He studied Economy at University of Ecnomics in Bratislava. Since 2008, he worked in the department of audit and later as analyst for IBM and Johnson Controls. He also acts in the area of human rights, of culture of LGBTI minorities and he is active in the fight against radicalism and extremism. He is Director of Drama Queer Festival and he regularly contributes to the magazine QYS which is focusing on human rights. He is responsible for the coordination of project of the Operational Programme Effective Public Administration. He acts as Financial Manager in Transparency International since 2018.
Zuzana Grochalová
Fundraiser, Project Coordinator
zuzana.grochalova@transparency.sk
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She studied Culturology at Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, she spent two semesters at Palacký University in Olomouc and one semester at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She worked in non-profit sector as a coordinator of scholarship programmes and as a specialist for communication. She joined Transparency International in 2018.
Eduard Marček
Fundraiser
eduard.marcek@transparency.sk
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He studied Commerce and Marketing (Ing.) at University of Economics in Bratislava, Sociology (MA) at Centraleuropean University (CEU) in Warsaw and he got the Doctorate degree in Public Economy (PhD.) at Masaryk University in Brno. He worked as a consultant for many organisations, he is a head of Slovak Fundraising Centre and he is vice president of European Fundraising Association. He joined Transparency International in 2018.

EXTERNAL COLLEAGUES

Vladimír Pirošík
Consultant
pirosik@changenet.sk
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava. As an external consultant for TI Slovakia he focuses on public control of those in power, particularly in regional and local self-governance. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Municipal Parliament in Banská Bystrica.
Zuzana Karovičová
Účtovníčka
karovicova@transparency.sk

BOARD MEMBERS

The role of the Board is to determine the strategy of the organization, assist with fundraising, appoint the director and supervise his/her work. According to the Statute, Board members are elected for a period of seven years.

Aktuálny register záujmov vedúcich predstaviteľov/iek Transparency International Slovensko.

Martin Šuster
Chairman
He holds a PhD. degree from the University of Maryland in the US. Since 2007, he works as director of research at the National Bank of Slovakia. Between 2007 and 2009, he managed the information campaign for euro adoption in Slovakia. He lectures in Economics (including the influence of corruption on economy) at the University of Economics as well as the Comenius University in Bratislava. He is the vice-chairman of the Slovak Economic Association.
He is elected to the position of Chairman until 5th December 2024.
Emília Sičáková-Beblavá She graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava where she also finished her doctoral studies. She held various research fellowships, including fellowshipsat the Georgetown University, Yale University and the World Bank. She also worked as researcher for the Centre for Economic Development. Between 1998 and 2009, she was the president of Transparency International Slovakia. Her research interest lies with the public sector, mainly in terms of transparency, ethics, corruption and public control. She heads the Institute of Public Policy of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University. She actively attends conferences, focuses on her research work and publishes regularly. She is elected to the position until 23rd May 2020.
Péter Hunčík He acted as advisor to the ex-president of former Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel between  1990 and 1992. He co-founded the NOVA TV channel. For ten years, he led the Sándor Márai Foundation. He is a successful writer and he works as psychiatrist. He isa member of the editorial board of Dennik N daily.
He is elected to the position until 19th November 2022.
Samuel Spáč He graduated in Political Science (Bc.) from Comenius University in Bratislava in 2011 and from the Central European University in Budapest (M.A.) in 2013. His research interest lies with issues of democratization and rule of law with a special focus on the judiciary. He works as research assistant at the Judicial Studies Institute at Masaryk University in Brno and at the Department ofPolitical Science at Comenius University in Bratislava.
He is elected to the position until 5th December 2024.