SLOVAKIAN REVOLUTIONARY/CEO, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LTD., BANSKA STIAVNICA, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
is said to be the grandfather of four political revolutions.
As the national coordinator of Slovakia's Rock volieb '98, a young voter mobilization campaign modeled after "Rock the Vote" in the U.S., Marek
organized a blitz of concerts, more than 30 television and radio commercials featuring domestic and international rock and rap stars such as Coolio, and a cross-country bus tour.
then went on to Serbia, where he
advised the leaders of Otpor, which overthrew the dictator Milosevic in 2000.
After that, Otpor leaders trained the victorious Georgian Kmara youth movement, while Marek
trained Pora and other Ukrainian groups, which culminated in the Orange Revolution of 2004.
As the founder and CEO of Development Services, Ltd.
, in the Slovak Republic, Marek
continues to be active in advising and providing training and technical assistance to civil-society structures and democratic political parties helping to build coalitions of democratic forces, assisting in organization of voter education and mobilization programs At the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Marek
was designated among the "100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow" for 2002.