Dr. Martina Hrvolová currently serves as Chairman of Friends of Slovakia. She is a Senior Advisor at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the U.S. in Washington, DC. She has 18+ years of extensive experience with high-stake negotiations, policymaking, and program management in human rights, democracy, economy, and security.
Before joining GMF, Martina worked as Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), where she focused on global strategic threats, economic misconceptions, corrosive capital, enterprise ecosystems, anti-corruption, and private sector leadership in advancing democracy and markets. Previously, she also served in the Slovak Foreign Service (2005 to 2015), including being posted to the Slovak Missions to NATO and EU in Brussels, Belgium. Before joining Slovak Foreign Service, she served as the executive secretary of the Slovak Chairmanship of the Council of Europe. Her volunteering included missions with the OSCE as an election observer in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. Martina holds an LLM in international and comparative law from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in civil law from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is also a certified compliance & ethics professional with the U.S. Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and a U.S. Chamber Executive-Level Institute for Organization Management graduate.