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.
Eva Demková (Bilená)
Project Coordinator
eva.demkova@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.
Ján Ivančík
Lawyer
jan.ivancik@transparency.sk
He graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava and studied under the Erasmus project at the Helsinki University in Finland. Since 2014 he has worked at TaylorWessing International Law Office. Ján works for Transparency as a lawyer since 2018.
Róbert Pakan
Financial Manager
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. Zuzana 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 Central European University (CEU) in Warsaw and acquired a Doctorate degree in Public Economy (PhD.) at Masaryk University in Brno. Eduard worked as a consultant for many organisations, is a head of the Slovak Fundraising Centre and a Vice-President of the European Fundraising Association. Eduard 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.

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.

Register of interests of leading representatives of Transparency International Slovakia

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 5 December 2024.
Emília Sičáková-BeblaváShe 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 23 May 2020.
Samuel SpáčHe 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 5 December 2024.
Ladislav OroszHe studied law at the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (UPJŠ) in Košice. As an expert on constitutional law, he has published over 80 studies, monographs and scholarly articles. He was a member of the Federal Assembly of the CSFR and later of the National Council (SDL), where he served as chairman of the Constitutional Law Committee. In 2007-19 Ladislav served as a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic. He has received several awards for his work, including the “Judgment of the Year” and “Lawyer of the Year” awards.
He is elected to the position until 28 June 2026.