Kristalina Georgieva is currently Vice President of the European Commission, responsible for Budget and Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for managing the EU budget and ensuring that it is invested in the best way to serve EU citizens. She is also in charge of the internal organization of the European Commission as an institution, and makes sure that Commission resources are used to deliver on priorities.
From 2010 to 2014, she was European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. During her term in office she oversaw the delivery of life saving assistance to nearly 500 million children, women and men affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world.
Before joining the European Commission in February 2010, she worked for the World Bank from 1993 to 2010. From 2008 to 2010, she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary, where she played a key role in the World Bank's governance reform and accompanying capital increase in the wake of the 2008 international financial crisis. From 2007 to 2008 she was Director for Sustainable Development. In this role she oversaw around 60% of lending operations of the World Bank Group, including support to fragile and conflict-affected countries
Kristalina Georgieva has an M. A. in Political Economy and Sociology and a PhD in Economic Science from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she was an Associate Professor between 1977 and 1991. She has researched and trained at the London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Business School among others.