About Us

SIS Director General

The Director General is nominated by the Government and appointed by the President of the Slovak Republic; he manages and represents SIS in the public. The SIS Director General presents an annual report to the National Council of the Slovak Republic at least once a year. The Special Oversight Committee of the Slovak Council of the Slovak Republic oversees the activities of the Service.

Upon the SIS Director General’s proposal, the Government of the Slovak Republic approves the SIS Code of Practice that regulates its focus, organisation and management. The Security Council of the Slovak Republic (the Council) assigns tasks to the Service. The Council is an advisory body of the Government headed by the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic; the SIS Director General is a permanent participant of its meetings. The Committee for Intelligence Service Coordination, as a part of the Council structure, discusses issues of intelligence services operating in Slovakia and security issues of Slovakia. The SIS Director General is a member of this Committee. The Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic is the chairman of the Committee.

Anton Šafárik, SIS Director General

Date of birth: 17 November 1956
Place of birth: Bratislava
Residence: Bratislava
Marital status: married, 4 children
Nationality: Slovak

Replacing Ján Valko, Anton Šafárik was appointed SIS Director General on 6 July 2016 by the President of the Slovak Republic upon the proposal of the Government of the Slovak Republic.

Education:

1978 – 1981

1974 – 1977

University of Economy in Bratislava, manufacturing
and production management
Grammar school Metodova, Bratislava, secondary school-leaving certificate

Courses and trainings:

1993

diplomatic psychology – lectured by Dr. Matula

Work Experience:

6 July 2016
1989 – 2016

1981 – 1989

appointed Director General of the Slovak Information Service
private sector – director of a trading company, executive director,
consultant (services, counselling)
economist

Foreign languages:

Italian, Russian, French

Other experience, activities, awards:

2011 – 2014

2006 – 2011

2006

2004
2003

1994

1993

1993

president of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Volunteer Corps
of the Slovak Republic
vice-president of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta – Volunteer Corps
of the Slovak Republic
award granted by the Pope Benedict XVI Knight’s cross of the Order
of St. Sylvester
recognition award Personage of Petržalka
main coordinator of the preparations and the visit of the Pope John Paul II
in Bratislava - Petržalka
member of the Working group of the Government of the Slovak Republic
for prevention of youth crime
establishment of the humanitarian organisation Family Crisis Centre
in cooperation with the Children’s Fund of the Slovak Republic
establishment of the canteen for the socially disadvantaged
and the elderly in cooperation with the municipal office Petržalka