Mateja Vraničar Erman

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Mateja Vraničar Erman
Mateja Vraničar 2011 (cropped).jpg
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
21 September 2016
Prime MinisterMiro Cerar
Preceded byAlenka Smerkolj (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1965-11-07) 7 November 1965 (age 53)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
Harvard University

Mateja Vraničar Erman (born 7 November 1965 in Ljubljana) is the current Minister of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia.[1]


Vraničar Erman has a Master’s of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also holds a degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana.[2]


A legal expert, Vraničar Erman served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1993.[2]

Vraničar Erman has worked at the finance ministry since 1993.[3] She served as State Secretary from April 2010 to February 2012.

On 21 September 2016, the Slovenian Parliament voted 50-21 to confirm Vraničar Erman as the country’s first female finance minister, succeeding Dušan Mramor. She is not politically affiliated but was proposed by Prime Minister of Slovenia Miro Cerar’s Modern Centre Party.[3]

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministry of Finance". Government of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Board of Directors: Mateja Vraničar Erman European Stability Mechanism.
  3. ^ a b Marja Novak (September 21, 2016), Slovenian parliament approves Vranicar Erman as new finance minister Reuters.
  4. ^ Board of Governors European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  5. ^ Board of Governors European Investment Bank (EIB).
  6. ^ Board of Governors: Mateja Vraničar Erman European Stability Mechanism.
  7. ^ Board of Governors Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group.
  8. ^ Board of Governors World Bank.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alenka Smerkolj
Minister of Finance