Organisational structure - governing bodies

General Assembly

General Assembly is the supreme body of the CNIC consortium.

The scope of authority of the General Assembly includes:

  • changing the statutes
  • determining the amount and due date of the membership fee and deciding on its increase or decrease
  • electing and dismissing Board of Directors members
  • electing and dismissing Supervisory Board members
  • electing and dismissing Advisory Board members
  • deciding on the admission and expulsion of a CNIC member
  • approving general-purposseparate financial statements and special-purpose separate financial statements
  • approving the annual activity and management report
  • approving the CNIC budget
  • deciding on compensation of losses
  • deciding on asset dispositions exceeding EUR 100,000
  • deciding on fusion, merger, division or dissolution of the consortium
  • deciding on a change in the legal form of the consortium
  • approving the rules for remuneration of members of the CNIC bodies and changes thereof
  • deciding on the consortium's involvement in other entities
  • deciding on conceptual issues of the consortium’s operation
  • deciding on alienation and encumbrance of property and on other dispositions with property that are recorded in the land registry
  • deciding on other issues within the General Assembly’s scope of authority

The current chairperson of the CNIC General Assembly is Dr. h. c. prof. MVDr. Jana Mojžišová, PhD., rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice.

The members of the CNIC General Assembly are:

  • JUDr. Boris Bilčák, Košice self-governing region
  • Ing. Jaroslav Poláček, city of Košice
  • Ing. Dominik Hakulin, Cassovia Discovery Park
  • Ing. Stanislav Roučka, Cassovia Discovery Park
  • prof. RNDr. Pavol Šajgalík, DrSc., Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • doc. RNDr. Pavol Hvizdoš, DrSc., Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • doc. RNDr. Zuzana Gažová, DrSc., Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. h. c. prof. h. c. prof. Ing. Stanislav Kmeť, DrSc., Technical university in Košice
  • doc. Ing. Marcel Behúň, PhD., Technical university in Košice
  • JUDr. Dušan Podolský, PhD., MBA, Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice
  • prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc., Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
  • prof. MUDr. Pavol Jarčuška, PhD., Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
  • RNDr. Ing. Michal Tkáč, PhD., Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Board of Directors

Board of Directors is a statutory body of the consortium managing the activities thereof and acting on its behalf. It also decides on all matters of CNIC, except those falling under the scope of authority of the General Assembly, the Supervisory Board or the Advisory Board.

Members of Board of Directors are representatives of each of the founding members of CNIC and the acceding members. Each of the founding and acceding members is represented by one representative in the Board of Directors. Term of office of members of Board of Directors is five years, and a member of Board of Directors can be elected repeatedly. Members of Board of Directors elect the chairperson of Board of Directors from among themselves.

The scope of authority of Board of Directors includes:

  • deciding on alienation and encumbrance of property and on other dispositions with property that are recorded in the land registry
  • convening General Assembly and informing it about the CNIC activities
  • carrying out business management activities
  • ensuring proper bookkeeping of CNIC
  • approving work programme and staff regulations of CNIC
  • keeping a list of CNIC members
  • appointing a CNIC liquidator
  • setting up CNIC advisory bodies
  • submitting to General Assembly for approval general-purpose separate financial statements and special-purpose separate financial statements, which CNIC is obliged to prepare based on a special regulation
  • submitting an annual CNIC activity and management report to General Assembly for deliberation, along with general-purpose separate financial statements or special-purpose separate financial statements
  • submitting to General Assembly for deliberation a report on business activity and state of CNIC assets as part of the annual report, within deadline laid down in the statutes, but at least once a year
  • submitting to General Assembly for approval a proposal for compensation of losses in accordance with the statutes
  • submitting to Supervisory Board, at least once a year, written information on the fundamental intentions of CNIC operation for the following period, and on the expected development of the state of CNIC assets, finances and revenues, and upon request and within deadline determined by Supervisory Board, a written report on the state of business activity and CNIC assets compared to expected development.

Furthermore, Board of Directors is obliged to immediately inform Supervisory Board of all facts that can significantly affect the development of business activity and state of CNIC assets, especially its liquidity. Members of Board of Directors are obliged, at the request of Supervisory Board or its members, to attend the meeting of Supervisory Board and to provide its members with additional information to the submitted reports to required extent.

Members of Board of Directors:

prof. RNDr. Pavol Miškovský, DrSc., Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice

Specialist in biophysics, biophotonics and nanotechnologies.

He completed numerous work and lecture stays abroad (Europe, USA, Brazil, Egypt, India).  As an invited professor, he gave lectures at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, the University of Orléans, and the Institute of the Structure of Matter in Madrid. In 2006, he received the prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Founder and CTO at SAFTRA photonics s.r.o. Winner of numerous international technology competitions (Prague, London, Brussels 2018).

He was twice honoured by the award “Scientist of the Slovak Republic” (2014 and 2017).

Ing. Rastislav Trnka, Košice self-governing region

President of the Košice self-governing region.

He graduated from the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Business Administration in Košice. After graduating, he started his own business, later worked as a project manager at the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice.

He has been working in public administration since 2010. He was the deputy mayor of the Košice - Staré mesto District. Later, he was elected MP of the regional parliament and in 2017 was elected president of the Košice self-governing region.

Since 2018, he has been a member of the European Committee of the Regions, the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and the EU Budget (COTER) and also the Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE). Since 2020, he has been the vice-chairman of the ENVE commission in the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

Ing. Jaroslav Polaček, city of Košice

Mayor of Košice.

He graduated from the Faculty of Metallurgy at the Technical University in Košice and in 2000 he received the prize of the director of the U. S. Steel Košice Research and Testing Institute for the best research work in 2000.

He founded one of the largest companies for the export of waste in eastern Slovakia, held the position of chairman of the Union of Slovak Car Transporters, was one of the founders and co-organizers of the Košice - North District Hockey Town.

From 2010 to 2014, he was the head of the Municipal Council of Košice - North District, and in 2018 was elected the mayor of Košice.

prof. Ing. Radovan Hudák, PhD., Technical university in Košice

Vice-Rector for foreign relations and mobility.

Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Measurement and vice-rector for international relations and mobility at the Technical University in Košice. He earned his academic degrees at the Technical University in Košice. His scientific focus is additive manufacturing, 3D bioprinting, human biomechanics and medical thermography, and his technological focus is additive technologies in implantology and 3D printing.

He was a member of the ASTM, E20 Temperature measurement, F42 Technologies of Additive manufacturing commissions. He is one of the founders of the Young Biomedical Engineers and Researchers Conference (YBERC). He is also a member of the leading research team in the field of biomedical research and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Productivity and Innovation and Clinician and Technology Journal.

He holds the position of visiting professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering PB, Bialystok, and completed stays at the Ghent University and UIC in Chicago.

prof. MVDr. Juraj Pistl, PhD., University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice

Vice-rector for scientific research and doctoral studies.

Scientist and teacher at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice since 1978. He is engaged in teaching activities at all three levels of higher education. He is the guarantor of Virology doctoral field of study. In his scientific work, he focuses on matters of microbiology, virology and immunology. He participated in research projects focused on viral infections (rotaviruses, pestiviruses, circoviruses, flaviviruses), prophylaxis against salmonellosis and actinobacillus infections, and environmental issues (immunotoxicology). He published 86 scientific works in peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch index h = 11) and is a co-author of patent No. 278034 ‘Stabilization of leukocyte dialysate with albumin’.

He is the head of the Pathogen Isolation Section at the Infektzoon Center of Excellence and a scientific co-guarantor of the MediPark University Science Park. He participated in several international projects (EU framework program, Norwegian grants and project H2020 – H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 project No. 765423) and national projects (VEGA, KEGA, APVV).

He is currently engaged in research on zoonotic vector-borne pathogens of viral origin (West Nile virus, tick-borne meningoencephalitis and other arboviruses) and several projects financed by EU structural funds (Infektzoon, Neurosciences, Probiotech, MediPark).

Mgr. Roman Oros, Cassovia Discovery Park s.r.o.

Biotechnology and biochemistry specialist, graduated in 1995. From 1996, he worked for Shimadzu Corporation in various positions, starting at the Analytical Chemistry Division as a regional sales manager, then as a R&D branch specialist for the Shimadzu Austria headquarters.

From 2011, he worked as a project manager for EC international projects and was a member of the Shimadzu expert council for biotechnology and mass spectrometry. He founded two spin-off companies in the field of biotechnology and biomedical research. After 20 years at Shimadzu, he continued to work as CEO for three companies. He has extensive experience and skills in global international trade and commerce.

He holds:

  • certificate of the Austrian Proteomic Association for methodology for protein identification using 2-D gel electrophoresis and MALDI/TOF MS techniques (2012)
  • Shimadzu Corporation's "Award of Excellence" for "A Revolutionary Method for the Determination of Pesticides in Groundwater Using Mass Spectrometry" (2013)
  • bronze prize awarded by the president of Shimadzu Corporation for "Development and expansion of mass spectrometry in Europe" (2014)
prof. RNDr. Peter Samuely, DrSc., Slovak Academy of Sciences

Vice-President of the SAS for Science, Research and Innovation.

Scientist at the Center for Low Temperature Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics of the SAS in Košice since 1980.

He received his doctor’s degree in Physics at the P.J. Šafárik University in Košice, DrSc. degree at the Department of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, and professorship at the Department of Physics at the P.J. Šafárik University in Košice. His areas of scientific interest are physics of condensed matter at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields, field of highly correlated electron systems and new superconductors, point contact spectroscopy, scanning tunneling spectroscopy, transport and thermodynamic measurements.

He coordinates many national and European projects and is cited more than 1200 times in WOS and has a Hirsch index of 23. In addition to being a researcher at the Center for Low Temperature Physics, he holds membership in many institutions, including Slovak Academy of Sciences, its presidency and the SAS Learned Society. 

In addition to completing a postdoctoral stay at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Max-Planck Institute FKF Grenoble, he was also a visiting professor at the Joseph Fourier University.

MUDr. Ľuboslav Beňa, PhD., MPH, Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice

Director of the Louis Pasteur University Hospital in Košice.

After completing his studies at the P.J. Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Medicine in 1993, he joined the First Internal Medicine Clinic as a doctor. After obtaining specialization in internal medicine at SZU Bratislava, he completed further specialization in nephrology. He worked as a nephrologist at the Dialysis Center at the clinic, and since 2004 has been actively involved in the transplant program at the University Hospital and has coordinated donations on a national scale, through membership in several professional societies in Slovakia and abroad.

Since 2009, he has been acting head of the Transplantation Department at the University Hospital and regional expert of the Slovak Ministry of Health for organ transplants in the Košice and Prešov regions.

He is currently the president of the Slovak Society of Transplantation, a member of the Expert Council of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for transplants from genetically unrelated and distantly related donors, and a member of the Transplant Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic. He is a member of the presidium of the Slovak Medical Society.

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board is a control body monitoring how the Board of Directors exercises its powers and conducts the consortium’s activities.

It consists of 3 members elected by General Assembly for a period of 5 years. Members of Supervisory Board elect a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among themselves.

Members of Supervisory Board are:

  • JUDr. Ing. Peter Huba, PhD., city of Košice
  • JUDr. Marián Prievozník, PhD., Cassovia Discovery Park s. r. o.
  • JUDr. Glória Gajdošová, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Advisory Board

Advisory Board is an advisory body providing recommendations to the consortium at the request of any of the bodies.

It is made up of experts from various fields of science, research, development and practice. Candidates for Advisory Board members can be proposed by Board of Directors as well as individual CNIC members.