Peter Kažimír has been the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic since April 2012. He is now serving his second consecutive term as Finance Minister of Slovakia, but is now the Governor-elect of the National Bank of Slovakia. In the second half of 2016, during Slovakia’s Presidency in the Council of the European Union, Mr. Kažimír, officially represented the EU and the Eurogroup at the G20, G7 meetings as well as the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund.
He graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Kažimír worked in the field of industrial real estate and business restructuring. From 2001 – 2006 he was a member of the Supervisory Board at the DDP Credit Suisse Life and Pensions. In 2006, Mr. Kažimír was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic. In this period, he was also a Chairman of the Supervisory Board at the National Nuclear Fund. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Member of Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee. Mr. Kažimír was three times elected Member of Parliament and since 2010 he has been also the Vice-Chairman of Social Democrats (SMER-SD).