Zuzana Caputová

Born:June 21, 1973 (age 50)
Career:President of Slovakia, 2019-present
Vice chairwoman, Progressive Slovakia party, 2018-2019
Education:Comenius University Faculty of Law

Zuzana Čaputová assumed office as the president of Slovakia on June 15, 2019, the first woman to hold that position.

Čaputová was born June 21, 1973, in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). She graduated from the Comenius University Faculty of Law in 1996. Before entering politics, Čaputová spent most of her career as a lawyer in the public sector. She was an assistant in the legal department and then deputy to the town mayor in the city of Pezinok. Beginning in 1998, she worked for several civic and non-profit organizations and for Greenpeace, and was awarded the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize for her successful campaign against a toxic landfill in Pezinok.

In 2017, Čaputová was a co-founder of the Progressive Slovakia party, and in 2018 was elected its first vice chairwoman, serving until she resigned in March 2019 to run for Slovakia's presidency.