Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy of the Slovak Republic
Jirko Malchárek was born on June 28, 1966.
In 1989 he completed his studies at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of the Slovak Technical University (SVŠT) in Bratislava.
From 1989 to 1992, he worked at the Office of the Slovak Government's Plenipotentiary for the automobile industry and then for a short time in the Sales Division of VSŽ Selekta Bratislava. Subsequent to this, he was a private businessperson during the period 1993-1998.
After the parliamentary elections in 1998, Jirko Malchárek became a member of the Parliament of the Slovak Republic representing the Party of Civic Understanding (SOP). Over the course of two terms in parliament he was a member of the Mandate and Immunity Committee, a member of the Committee for Defense and Security, a member of the Permanent Delegation of the Slovak Republic to the North Atlantic Council and a member of the Committee for Culture and Media. In April 2001, he left SOP. Jirko Malchárek was present at the founding of the political party, Alliance of a New Citizen (ANO). After the parliamentary elections in 2002, he was a member of parliament for ANO and a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Conflict of Interest of State Functionaries and Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economics, Privatization and Business.
Jirko Malchárek speaks Polish, English and German.