Zuzana Čaputová was born on June 21, 1973 in Bratislava. She graduated from the Faculty of Univerzita Komenského in Bratislava. She is the mother of two daughters.
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Political commentator and journalist, he worked for the Pravda newspaper, later for SME; he cooperated with Radio Free Europe and most recently worked for the TREND weekly magazine. He writes for and appears on the TV discussion show “Sedem” (Seven). He has worked in the foundation “Zastavme korupciu” (Let’s stop corruption) and he has written several books about Slovak politics.
In 1998 and 2003 he worked for the civic campaigns “I vote therefore I am” and “We care” and he worked with the Hlava 98 association to assist the democratic opposition in Belarus. He worked in radio broadcasting for several years. In 2006 he became the head of the Broadcasting Council of Slovenský rozhlas (Slovak Radio) and he worked for the station Radio_FM. He was an advisor to Lucia Žitňanská as minister of justice and member of parliament. He helped with the communication strategy for Matúš Vallo’s mayoral election campaign in Bratislava.
He graduated in political science and media studies from Masaryk University in Brno in 2016 and as a student he taught
classes on presenting arguments and critical thinking. He has previously led the Slovak Debating Association and actively
participated in debating competitions. In 2010 he was awarded the title of best speaker in the Slovak Debating League. He
is the founder of the Academy of Critical Thinking and hundreds of students and businesspeople have completed his communication
training. He became an assistant to a member of parliament in 2015. Later he was responsible for communication in Matúš Vallo’s
successful campaign to become mayor of Bratislava and Zuzana Čaputová’s presidential election campaign.
He studied international relations and diplomacy at Matej Bel University. He has been professionally involved in foreign, international and security policy for nearly 20 years. He worked as an expert, advisor and diplomat in the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Slovakia’s Permanent Delegation to NATO. He has experience of Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and the Middle East based on short visits. He joined the Office of the President as a security expert in 2015 and later became director of the foreign policy department.
A lawyer specialising in human and minority rights. She worked for over 10 years in CVEK – Centre for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture, where alongside research she cooperated with local authorities and schools in eastern and central Slovakia on practical programmes for Roma integration. In 2013, she launched a programme to support Roma students, “You too have a chance”, in cooperation with the University of Economics. This programme has already helped several Roma students to graduate successfully. She has taught human rights, justice theory and minority rights at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of Comenius University since 2007.
He graduated in law at Comenius University in 2005 and qualified as an independent lawyer in 2009. He is currently a senior partner in the Bratislava branch of the international law firm Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. He is a specialist in constitutional law and dispute settlement in several areas of law as well as banking and finance law. He has appeared before the Constitutional Court in several important cases such as the non-appointment of the prosecutor general, the cancellation of Mečiar’s amnesties and cases relating to freedom of expression, media freedom, intellectual property and the right to a fair hearing.
He studied law at Comenius University in Bratislava, with stays at Charles University in Prague and the Free University of Berlin. He received an LL.M. degree summa cum laude in international commercial law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen in 2003. He is a founder managing partner of the law firm Taylor Wessing, which has become one of the largest international law firms operating in the Slovak market since its establishment in 2004. He is the co-author of a monogram on cross-border mergers and extensive commentary on the Slovak Commercial Code. He was involved in drafting legislation to restrict the activity of “letterbox” (shell) companies.
An environmental diplomat and economist. He is an experienced international expert in policymaking on environment and
climate change. He was an employee of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic for many years, where he also
held the post of state secretary. He spent 8 years in Slovakia’s Permanent Representation to the EU and was the Slovak
representative in the Management Board of the European Environment Agency. He is currently vice-chair of the OECD Green
Action Task Force.
He joined the radio station Rádio Expres in 2001, the television station TA3 in 2009 and state broadcaster RTVS in 2013.
He presented news and commentary programmes, including 5 years on the most popular political discussion programme “O 5 minút 12” (Five to Twelve).
He is currently a doctoral student in journalism in the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava.
Sociologist, researcher and university teacher focusing on political sociology, social inclusion, minority rights and the situation of vulnerable and marginalised groups.
She works at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava and cooperates with the Institute for Public Affairs on research projects on a wide range of social and political issues.
She has participated in several civil society campaigns.
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