|Prime Minister of Slovakia|
1 April 2021
|Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia|
21 March 2020 - 1 April 2021
|Minister of Finance|
21 March 2020 - 1 April 2021
|Member of the National Council|
23 March 2016 - 21 March 2020
|Born||3 May 1976|
|Political party||Ordinary People and Independent Personalities|
|Education||University of Economics in Bratislava|
Eduard Heger (Slovak pronunciation: ['eduard '?eger]; born 3 May 1976) is a Slovak politician serving as Prime Minister of Slovakia since 1 April 2021. He previously served as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Igor Matovi?. Heger is a member of the presidium of the catch-all movement Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (O?aNO).
After graduating, he became an assistant of the general director of the Slovak company Intercomp Imex, which is engaged in the production of bathroom accessories. In 1998-1999, he worked as a manager at the Kohútik restaurants group in Bratislava; in 1999-2000, he was sales manager at the EBI company. From 2001 to 2005, he worked as a junior consultant for the American company Cubic Application, which acted as an advisory team to the Slovak Ministry of Defence. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a manager of the Christian community under the administration of the Cathedral of St. Martin in Bratislava. From 2007 to 2016, he worked in the United States as a country manager for the Slovak vodka producer Old Nassau.
In the 2016 parliamentary election, he ran from 24th place on the candidate list of the anti-corruption movement O?aNO for the National Council of the Slovak Republic. After personal votes of voters, of whom he received more than 15,000, he placed 10th in his movement and was elected a member of parliament. He became the chairman of the O?aNO parliamentary group, the chairman of the National Council Committee for Control of Military Intelligence and a member of the Economic and Foreign Affairs committees. Heger was a very active and vigorous critic of Fico's Third Cabinet in Parliament. During his term, he was evaluated as the 2nd most active member of the National Council. He presented 173 bills and spoke 680 times in Parliament. He was the opposition shadow Minister of Finance and drew up "Program for sound public finances" of his movement and presented a set of measures to fight bureaucracy. He also participated in and organised several anti-corruption and anti-government protests. During the election term, he was a co-organiser of the ZASTAVME HAZARD (Stop Gambling) initiative, which fought to ban gaming and slot machines.
His political partners from the government describe him as a humble, docile and decent man. He is a strong believer and advocates moderate conservative and liberal conservative positions in drug, abortion or LGBT policies.
Heger has four children and is married to his wife Lucia. He is a strong believer and in his free time he worked in several functions of the Catholic Church of Slovakia. He converted from an atheist to Christianity after the death of his father in 1999.