Minister of Economy
Ing. Karel Hirman
Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic
Karel Hirman has been the Minister of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic since 13st September 2022.
He has been working in the ﬁeld of energy sector since 2003. As the Director of Energy Policy Department of Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency he was responsible for implementation of EU energy directives and preparation of national energy legislation, reforms of gas and electricity market, energy efficiency agenda, control and audit heating district system.
In addition, he acted as the Head of the Implementation unit ELENA Project European Investment Bank in the Office of Prešov Self-Governing Region. This project was focussed on energy saving of public buildings and street lightings, mainly preparation of energy audits and basic documents for financing from EU founds and state aid scheme.
He was energy advisor of Prime Minister of Slovakia and Ukraine and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and he has experience with operation of state energy companies. Karel Hirman was also member the Board of Directors and Head of Supervisory Board TEKO Kosice (central heating company) and Head of Supervisory Board of Transpetrol Bratislava (operator of oil pipelines).
He is a author or co-author several books and lot of publications regarding energy issues in Slovakia, Czech republic and Ukraine.