Violeta Bulc

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Violeta Bulc
Violeta Bulc 2014-11.jpg
European Commissioner for Transport
Assumed office
1 November 2014
President Jean-Claude Juncker
Preceded by Siim Kallas
Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia
In office
19 September 2014 – 1 November 2014
Preceded by Goran Manns
Succeeded by Alenka Smerkolj
Personal details
Born (1964-01-24) 24 January 1964 (age 54)
Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
(now (Slovenia)
Political party Modern Centre Party
Alma mater University of Ljubljana
Golden Gate University

Violeta Bulc (born 24 January 1964) is a Slovenian politician who has served as the European Commissioner for Transport since 1 November 2014.

Bulc earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as a master's degree in Information Technology at the Golden Gate University of San Francisco. She then worked from 1991 to 1994 as an expert for wide area networks performance analyses at Dhl Systems of Burlingame, California. In 1994 she returned to the then-independent Slovenia, where she worked as the Manager of Institutional Traffic (until 1997) and then the Director of Carrier Business (till 1999) for Telekom Slovenia. From 1999 to 2000 she was the vice-president of Telemach Ltd, a major telecommunications provider, and from 2000 to 2014 the CEO of Vibacom Ltd, Sustainable Strategies and Innovation Ecosystems.[1]

Bulc joined Slovenian politics together with Miro Cerar in 2013, and was appointed Chief of the Program Committee of the Miro Cerar Party.[1]

Bulc has been serving as a Minister without Portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion and Deputy Prime Minister since 19 September 2014 until 1 November 2014 in the centre-left Cabinet of Miro Cerar.[2]

On 10 October 2014, the Slovenian government announced that Bulc was going to be Slovenia's nominee for the position of the European Commissioner on the Juncker Commission, replacing Alenka Bratušek.[3] After a successful confirmation hearing in front of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism, Bulc was assigned with the transport portfolio.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official bio
  2. ^ "Violeta Bulc, MSc takes over GODC". Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Violeta Bulc je slovenska kandidatka za evropsko komisarko". RTV SLO. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Violeta Bulc Approved by European Parliament". Sloveniatimes.com. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janez Potočnik
Slovenian European Commissioner
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Siim Kallas
European Commissioner for Transport
2014–present