• 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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Appointments and meetings


As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their Cabinets publish information on meetings held with professional organisations or self-employed individuals on any matter relating to EU policy-making and implementation:


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