|President Jean-Claude Juncker|
Role Slovenian Politician
Name Violeta Bulc
|Preceded by Siim Kallas|
Party Modern Centre Party
|Born 24 January 1964 (age 51)
(now Slovenia) (1964-01-24) |
Alma mater University of Ljubljana Golden Gate University
Education University of Ljubljana, Golden Gate University
Similar People Alenka Bratusek, Miro Cerar, Maros Sefcovic, Tanja Fajon, Dejan Zidan
Political party Modern Centre Party
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Violeta Bulc is a Slovenian manager and politician who has served as 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 expert for wide area networks performance analyses at Dhl Systems of Burlingame, California. In 1994 she returned to then-independent Slovenia, where she worked as Manager of Institutional Traffic (till 1997) and then Director of Carrier Business (till 1999) for Telekom Slovenia. From 1999 to 2000 she was vice-president of Telemach Ltd, a major telecommunications provider, and from 2000 to 2014 CEO of Vibacom Ltd, Sustainable Strategies and Innovation Ecosystems.
Bulc joined Slovenian politics together with Miro Cerar in 2013, and was appointed Chief of the Program Committee of the Miro Cerar Party.
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.
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. After a successful confirmation hearing in front of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism, Bulc was assigned with the transport portfolio.