Jozef Banáš was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, on September 27, 1948.
Foreign trade at the Business College in Bratislava (finished in 1972)
1973-1976: Chirana Export Piešťany, Slovakia
1977-1992: Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague
1977-1983: director of the Press and Information Centre, Bratislava
1983-1988: press attaché at the Czechoslovak embassy in Berlin, GDR
1990-1992: envoy at the Czechoslovak embassy in Vienna, Austria
1992: Raiffeisen Leasing, Vienna, Austria
1993: managing director of Tatra Leasing Bratislava, Slovakia
1994-2001: PR director, Slovak International Tabak, Bratislava, Slovakia
2002-2006: MP of the National Council of the Slovak Republic; vice-chairman of the Committee on European integration; head of the Permanent delegation of the National Council of the Slovak Republic to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and of the Permanent delegation of the National Council of the Slovak Republic to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
2004-2006: Vice-President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Jozef Banáš lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.