Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc

Former European Commissioner for Transport
Violeta Bulc is a curator of Ecocivilisation, former EU Commissioner for Transport, former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, entrepreneur, advisor, lecturer and author of several books and numerous articles. From 2014 up to 2020 Ms Bulc has served as a EU Commissioner for Transport. In this role, she has placed priority on digitalisation and innovation in transport. In addition to other tasks, she was focusing on making mobility solutions environmentally friendly and employment creation. In 2014, Violeta Bulc held the position of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, and of the Minister responsible for development and strategic projects. In 2000 Ms Bulc created her own company Vibacom Ltd, where she served for 14 years as it’s CEO, focusing on Sustainable Strategies and Innovation Ecosystems aiming at balanced sustainable development strategies, organic growth and innovation of ecosystems. Prior to that she was VP of Telemach Ltd, a new telecommunications provider, where she was a vice-president, and prior to that as a director of carrier business at the national incumbent Telekom Slovenije. She worked as a visiting professor and lecturer at various universities, such as University of Ljubljana on Innovation and Technology Management, DOBA University with lectures on Innovation Systems, the University for Applied Sciences Upper Austria, MCI University in Innsbruck Austria. She was a member of the Program Advisory Board at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California in the field of innovation journalism. Currently she is a curator of Ecocivilisation, an independent movement that investigates ways of the emergence of a new civilizational paradigm, including sustainable health systems, participatory communities, role of progressive technologies, circular economy, and other solutions for areas to solve life-challenging situations. She is a specialized consultant for Presidents, CEOs and Board members. She studied computer science and informatics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, and holds a master degree of science in information technology from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and an PMBA from the IEDC, Bled School of Management.

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