Team

ekolive is a start-up of a dedicated team of experienced biotechnologists, geologists and business developers – supported by a board of advisers.

Ing. Darina Štyriaková, PhD. – Managing Director of ekolive s.r.o. and ekolive Germany GmbH i.G., Founder, IP-holder, PhD in Biotechnologies; 14 years of experience in Biomining, Biotreatment of raw materials and Bioremediation of heavy metals pollution. Most recently she was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Košice, and is a Professional Research Associate at the Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute.

Ing. Jaroslav Šuba, PhD. – Technical Director, Co-Founder, IP-holder, PhD in Biotechnologies; 14 years of experience in Biomining , Biotreatment of raw materials and Bioremediation of heavy metals pollution. Most recently he has worked as a Researcher at the Department of Applied Technology for Raw Materials (ATNS) of the Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, focusing on monitoring, assessment and remediation of environmental hazards.

Ing. Marta Prekopová, PhD. – Scientific Projects Coordinator, Co-Founder, PhD in Sedimentology; extensive experience on deposits evaluation by seismic and sedimentology, gained as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Košice. Local coordinator for the CEEPUS network (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies).

Dr.Sc. Ing. Iveta Štyriaková – Head of R&D; graduated in Geological Engineering, holding a PhD in the field of Mineralogy and Environmental Technologies. Iveta has worked as a researcher at Department of Mineral Biotechnology, IG SAS, where in 2004 she reached the scientific qualification level IIa. She is a specialist with 30 years of experience in the management of Bioremediation in operation and monitoring of physio-chemical and microbiological parameters. Most recently she was Head of Department of Applied Technology for Raw Materials (ATNS) of the Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, working on projects of environmental monitoring and development of industrial and environmental technologies. Iveta is a state (Slovakia) appointed expert for geological research, geological environmental studies and geochemical work.

Bernd Diermann – Commercial Manager and CEO of ekolive Germany GmbH i.G.; After completing his training as a data processing specialist at Nixdorf Computer AG, Bernd initially went to Peacock Computer AG for several years – the last few years as deputy head of the key account. Since 1996, he has built up and successfully managed several companies as a managing director and co-owner. He brings 30 years of experience in this area to ekolive.

MVDr. Eva Šubová – Administration, Doctor in Food Hygiene; Graduated in study program Food hygiene at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice; experience in research on pollutants in animal production and the possibility of reducing their risks to the environment.

The Advisory Board consist of a select group of independent experts who provide advice and support to the team of ekolive; they provide non-binding strategic advice on commercial and technological issues.