Mario is Head of Advisory at IPM Group and one of the founding initiators of the IPM Growth strategy. He provides companies and private clients with the opportunity to utilize a full range of advisory, investment, and capital-raising services. Mario joined IPM after an eighteen-year career in public sector finance institutions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from that unique perspective to IPM’s activities.
Prior to IPM, Mario served as a Board Representative for Slovakia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) in London, one of the most recognized global financiers for transition economies. His main responsibilities included maintaining good international relations and promoting the bank’s development agenda, as well as advising on EU policy formulation and responses to geopolitical challenges. Before his time at the EBRD, Mario was the Director General for the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance of Slovakia, after having previously held numerous other national and supranational positions within the ministry. Mario also served as Acting Director General of the European Funds Department. Mario worked closely on projects with the European Commission, the World Bank Group, EBRD, CEB, OECD, UNDP, USAID, ABACEELI and many other multilateral organizations.
Mario holds a Master’s degree in Business Economics from the University of Economics in Bratislava.