Andrej Kiska Biography
(President of Slovakia (2014-19))
Birthday: February 2, 1963 (Aquarius)
Born In: Poprad, Slovakia
Andrej Kiska is a Slovak philanthropist, entrepreneur and politician who was the President of Slovakia from 2014 to 2019. Influenced by his father at a young age, Kiska studied electrical engineering and had embarked upon a career as a design engineer until the political conditions changed radically in Slovakia. Kiska decided to move to the United States in order to find a better job, but he returned home defeated. He turned an entrepreneur on his return and soon founded a string of companies along with his family. Over the years, they grew profitable and Kiska tasted success as a businessman. However, he decided to abandon the corporate world and immerse himself in philanthropy by founding the charity, Dobrý anjel. He further recognized that any positive change could be achieved through politics and decided to enter the political sphere in the 2014 presidential elections after running a hectic, heart-to-heart campaign at the local level. Kiska was elected as the President of Slovakia after a presidential runoff, where he accrued nearly 60% of the votes; he served his full term as the president for five years. In the end, he decided to not contest again despite winning people’s trust and achieving popularity. He recently launched his own political party, Za ľudí.