Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2002-2006, 2010-2012), Deputy Prime Minister for Economy (1998-2002), Minister of Privatization (1991-1992).
Ivan Mikloš is former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2002-2006, 2010-2012), Deputy Prime Minister for Economy (1998-2002), Minister of Privatization (1991-1992). He co-founded and headed MESA10 in the period of 1992-1998. In 2014 he was appointed as a think tank President again. He was one of the leading figures of economic transformation in Slovakia. Ivan Mikloš significantly contributed to the entry of the Slovak Republic into the OECD and started an extensive and effective tax reform. He led the government agenda on economic restructuring and fiscal consolidation. The second Dzurinda´s government (2002-2006) gained a very reformist reputation thanks to severe austerity measures and a comprehensive program of structural reforms (tax, social sector, pension, healthcare, public finance, labour market) backed by Ivan Mikloš. Thanks to these reforms Slovakia was able to join Eurozone in 2009. In 2004 he was awarded by Euromoney the best Minister of Finance of the Year and the top business reformer by the World Bank´s Doing Business report. Ivan Mikloš is the author of the ''Book of reforms'' (2005), ''Rewriting the Rule'' (2001) and also of dozens of studies and articles in the expert and popular press. During 2006-2010 and from 2012 he is a Member of Parliament.
1979-1983 - study at Faculty of National Economics, College of Economics in Bratislava, focused on long-term planning and prognostic;
1983-1987 - Assistant, College of Economics in Bratislava;
1987-1990 - Research Assistant, College of Economics in Bratislava;
1990 - Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, responsible for economical reforms;
1990-1991 - Director, Department of Economic and Social Policy, Office of the Government of the Slovak Republic;
1992 - 1998 - Executive Director & President, M.E.S.A.10;
1993 - study at London School of Economics, London, Great Britain;
1994 - 1998 - Lecturer, University of Trnava;
1997 - 1998 - Member of Supervisory Board of National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic;
1998 - designated first Vice President, EastWest Institute, New York City.
1991–1992 - Minister of Privatization;
1998–2002 - Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of Slovakia;
2002–2006 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia;
2010–2012 - Minister of Finance of Slovakia.
Political party membership
1992–1993 - Public Against Violence, Deputy Chairman,
1993–2000 - Democratic Party, chaired in 1994;
2001–present - Slovak Democratic and Christian Union, Deputy Chairman.