The Central & Eastern European Forum 2016

Jan Toth

Deputy Governor

National Bank of Slovakia

Jan Toth is Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS), the central bank of Slovakia. Before taking up his current position in 2012, Mr Toth served as chief economist at Slovakia's Finance Ministry from 2010. The country recorded an exceptionally strong consolidation effort of 2.6% of GDP in 2011. He played an important role in uncovering a VAT gap, which later resulted in an improved collection of 1% of GDP. A public pension reform with automatic stabilisers was also prepared during his time at the ministry, as were a constitutional debt brake and the creation of an independent fiscal council. Mr Toth joined the ministry after a 12-year career in the commercial banking sector, which included working as chief economist for Slovakia for ING Bank (then ING Barings), UniCredit, and Tatra Bank (a member of the Austrian Raiffeisen group) and was the chairman of the Slovak Association of Economic Analysts. Mr Toth received his MA in economics from Ohio State University and his MA in management from Comenius University in Bratislava.

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Tue 19 - Wed 20 Jan 2016

The Hilton Vienna, Vienna