Discussion with Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources
Kristalina Georgieva is a Bulgarian economist and administrator, currently serving as European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources in the Juncker Commission. Georgieva was named "European of the Year" and "EU Commissioner of the Year" as an acknowledgment of her work on the humanitarian disasters in Haiti and Pakistan. Previously, she had been nominated among the candidates for the category "Commissioner of the Year", the prestigious award organized by the European Voice newspaper. Georgieva is affiliated on the European level with the European People's Party (EPP). From 1993-2010, she served in the World Bank Group, rising to become its vice president and corporate secretary in 2008. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees and associated professor in the Economics Department of the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria.