Ivan Štefanec is a Slovak politician, manager and former member of the Slovak parliament who entered politics in 2006. Coming from a business environment, he quickly became aware of the obstacles politicians caused to businessmen. Thus, he understood that if he wanted things in Slovakia to evolve for the better, he must do so through a mandate coming from the citizens. Ever since 2014, he has become a member of the European Parliament as a delegate of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and member of the Delegation for the relations with the countries of South Asia. He is the Head of the Slovak delegation in the EPP group, and he serves as the president of an SME group with EPP.