Meet our Acting Director-General Meet our Acting Director-General

Photo: Mariana Kotzeva, acting Director-General Eurostat

On 1 January this year, Mariana Kotzeva became the Acting Director-General of Eurostat.

Mrs Kotzeva's appointment follows the retirement of Walter Radermacher, in charge of Eurostat from 1 August 2008 until the end of last year.

Mariana Kotzeva, who is a Bulgarian national, joined Eurostat as a special adviser (Adviser hors classe) in April 2012.

In July 2014, she became Deputy Director-General, a post she still holds today.

Prior to joining the European Commission, Mrs Kotzeva was the Head of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute.

She held a number of high-level consulting posts in the Bulgarian and foreign administrations and led international projects for the United Nations and the World Bank.

Mrs Kotzeva has a Master's degree in economics and a PhD in statistics and econometrics.