Zuzana Hlavkova is from Slovakia. She is a whistleblower who reported dubious practices in public tenders at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She joined TI Slovakia in January 2017.
At Transparency International Slovakia Zuzana focuses on activities aimed at improving the resilience of civil service to corruption, building infrastructure that will make whistleblowing safer, and the cooperation with schools and universities. Prior to this, she worked at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was in charge of cultural presentation during Slovakia’s 2016 EU Council Presidency. Zuzana left the office after exposing potential irregularities in the Ministry’s public procurement practices.
She studied languages at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and did her Master’s degree in cultural studies with Erasmus Mundus Master’s scholarship at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She spent semesters at universities in Mexico, Spain and Cyprus.