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Violeta Bulc

European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, European Commission

Violeta Bulc is the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport. She has been appointed to the office in November 2014. As Commissioner, Ms Bulc has placed priority on digitalisation and innovation in transport. Ms Bulc brings a diverse set of expertise and professional experiences to the role. Immediately prior to her appointment to the European Commission, she was the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia, with ministerial responsibility for development, strategic projects and cohesion. From 2013 to 2014, Bulc was Chief of the Program Committee of the SMC Party, Slovenia. She was also CEO of Vibacom Ltd, Sustainable Strategies and Innovation Ecosystems from 2000 to 2014. Between 1999 and 2000 she was Vice-President of Telemach, a telecommunications provider. A Slovenian citizen, Violeta 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.