Peter Pellegrini

Peter Pellegrini

Peter Pellegrini in 2015
Deputy Prime Minister for Investment
Assumed office
23 March 2016
Prime Minister Robert Fico
Speaker of the National Council
In office
25 November 2014  23 March 2016
Preceded by Pavol Paška
Succeeded by Andrej Danko
Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport
In office
3 July 2014  25 November 2014
State Secretary for Finance
In office
2012  3 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1975-10-06) 6 October 1975
Political party Direction – Social Democracy
Alma mater Matej Bel University, Technical University of Košice

Peter Pellegrini (born 6 October 1975) is a Slovak politician. Between 2006 and 2012 he was member of the National Council of Slovakia. He then became State Secretary for Finance, he served in this position until his appointment as Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport on 3 July 2014. He was Speaker of the National Council between 25 November 2014 and 23 March 2016. Since that latter date he is Deputy Prime Minister for Investments.

Early life

He studied at the Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University and the Technical University of Košice, focusing on banking, investment and finance at the latter.[1] Between 2002 and 2006 he worked as economist and later as advisor to National Council member Ľubomír Vážny.[2][1]

Political career

In the 2006 parliamentary elections he was elected to the National Council for Direction – Social Democracy (Smer-SD). In the 2010 elections he was reelected, and once again in the 2012 elections.[1]

Between 2012 and 3 July 2014 he was State Secretary for Finance. On that latter date he became Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport.[2]

On 25 November 2014 he was elected Speaker of the National Council, succeeding Pavol Paška.[3] On 23 March 2016 Andrej Danko was elected as successor to Pellegrini.[4] Pellegrini was subsequently made Deputy Prime Minister for Investments in the third government of Robert Fico.[5]

As of 2015 he is the Digital Champion of Slovakia. An EU appointed position to promote the benefits of an inclusive digital society.[6]


  1. 1 2 3 "Pannellist - Peter Pellegrini". Globsec. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 "Novým ministrom školstva sa stal Peter Pellegrini" (in Slovak). Slovak Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Sport. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. "Novým predsedom parlamentu sa stal Peter Pellegrini" (in Slovak). Teraz. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. "Andrej Danko elected as new Slovak Parliament chairman". Xinhua. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  5. "Robert Fico appointed for third time as Slovak PM". Xinhua. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  6. "The Digital Champion of Slovakia". European Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
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