Zuzana Čaputová is a Slovak politician, environmental activist, and lawyer. In 2019, Čaputová became the first woman to be elected as the President of Slovakia. She also became the youngest Slovak president of all time as she was 45 years old when she was elected. In 2020, Zuzana Čaputová was included in Forbes magazine's World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.
Ivan Gašparovič is a Slovak lawyer and politician who served as the third president of his country from 2004 to 2014. Since he had already served as an acting president for a few months in 1998, Gašparovič became the first president to be re-elected in Slovakia when he won the presidential elections in 2004.
Michal Kováč was a Slovak political figure who served as the first President of Slovakia from 1993 to 1998. He also served as the Finance Minister of Slovak Federal Republic from 1989 to 1991, a phase marked by the Velvet Revolution. Michal Kováč is also credited with co-founding a national-populist political party called The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia.
Initially a professor of canon law, Baron Max Hussarek von Heinlein later stepped into politics. The Austrian politician led his country as its minister-president. He resigned after his proposal for autonomous states was rejected. He later returned to his academic career and also worked with the Austrian Red Cross.