• Leading the project team "Budget and Human Resources"
  • Negotiating and managing the EU budget; ensuring the budget is invested in the best way to serve EU citizens.
  • Reporting on how the budget is spent to the European Parliament, the Council and the European Court of Auditors.
  • Protecting the EU budget from fraud and corruption.
  • Developing a corporate talent‑management policy as the Commission strives to achieve savings in a difficult economic environment.
  • Making sure that women represent 40% of the Commission's senior and middle management by the end of 2019.
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Bulgarian nationality. Married with one child.

Commission Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources
  • 2014-2016
European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
  • 2010-2014
Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank
  • 2008-2010
World Bank Director for Strategy and Sustainable Development
  • 2007-2008
World Bank Director for the Russian Federation
  • 2004-2007
World Bank Director for Environmental Strategy
  • 2000-2004
World Bank: Environmental Economist, Senior Environmental Economist, Sector Manager, Sector Director
  • 1993-1999
Consultant for environmental economics at Mercer Management Consulting
  • 1992
Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 1987-1988
Ph.D. in Economics, University of National and World Economy
  • 1986
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor for Economics, University of National and World Economy
  • 1977-1993
Master's degree in Political Economy and Sociology, University of National and World Economy
  • 1976