Head of the Office of the President
Mgr. Štefan Rozkopál was born in 1965. He is married and is the father of three daughters. He studied at the Faculty of Law at Comenius University in Bratislava and starting in 1985, he continued his studies at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in the Russian Federation.
He became involved in foreign policy immediately after entering the world of work. He first worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic as policy officer for the region of Southeast Asia (1994–1995) and later in turn held several important positions in the field of foreign relations and international trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as the head of the Slovak Embassy in Canada. In his capacity as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Singapore, the Republic of the Philippines and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (2009–2013), he became the first representative of Slovakia in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Since September 2013, he has worked as the General Manager of the Foreign Trade Section and Foreign Trade Policy and European Affairs Section at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and acted as the permanent representative of Slovakia in the Trade Policy Committee of the Council of the European Union (2013–2015). Mgr. Štefan Rozkopál has held the position of Head of the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic since July 2015.
He speaks English, Indonesian, German and Russian.