Ing. Jozef Síkela graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.
He worked in various positions, first at Bank Austria Creditanstalt and later in the management of Česká spořitelna. After that he became Chairman of the Board and CEO of Erste Bank in Ukraine.
Due to the successful consolidation of Erste Ukraine, he was appointed Chairman of the Board and CEO of Slovak Savings Bank. The bank has repeatedly won the Bank of the Year title and Jozef Síkela was awarded as the Banker of the Year.
Later, Jozef Síkela was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of Erste Group Bank AG.
On 17 December 2021, Jozef Síkela was appointed Minister of Industry and Trade.