Boris Zala was born in 1954 in Zlaté Moravce. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava and afterwards worked for Slovak Radio. From 1990 to 1992 he was chairman of the Social-Democratic Party of Slovakia. Since 2002 he has represented the Smer party as a deputy in the Slovak parliament where he also serves as the chairman of the foreign committee.
Political affiliation: Smer (member of the Socialist Group in the EP)