Vazil Hudák joined the European Investment Bank as Vice-President at the beginning of October, 2016. Prior to this office, he was appointed as the Chief Negotiator of the EU Budget during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union. He has served as Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic from 2015 until 2016. Before this, he was State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Representative of the Slovak Republic on the Board of Governors in the European Stability Mechanism. He was also Industry Head for Public Sector of Eastern Europe in J.P. Morgan Chase and has worked for the Citi Group and EastWest Institute in U.S and Europe. Vazil Hudák started his career at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Charles University in Prague and Harvard Business School.