Peter Kažimír is the Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank since June 2019. In his capacity of the central bank, he represents Slovakia in the General Board of the European Systemic Risk Board, he is governor at the International Monetary Fund and alternate governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
He had previously served as Slovakia’s finance minister in the 2012 – 2019 period and was also simultaneously the country’s deputy prime minister. In the second half of 2016, during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, he officially represented the European Union and the Eurogroup at the G20 and G7 meetings as well as at the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. In the 2018 – 2019 period, he oversaw and prepared Slovakia’s first presidency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, including OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in Paris, focused at challenges for sustainable economic growth related to the rise of digitization and evolution of modern technologies.