Peter is a Slovak politician. Between 2006 and 2012 he was member of the National Council of Slovakia. He then became State Secretary for Finance; he served in this position until his appointment as Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport on 3 July 2014. He was Speaker of the National Council between 25 November 2014 and 23 March 2016. Since that latter date he is Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatisation. He studied at the Faculty of Economics of Matej Bel University and the Technical University of Kosice, focusing on banking, investment and finance. Between 2002 and 2006 he worked as economist and later as advisor to National Council member.