Mr. Dušan Mramor, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia, will share his views and first hand experiences of navigating the country through its transition and post crisis period as a small Eurozone member country, that over the past decade went from Eurozone poster child to near-bailout to strong recovery in context of austerity measures, Europe-wide fiscal and monetary policy and political decision making in complex environments.
Before serving as Finance Minister, Dušan Mramor was a full professor of finance at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Economics (2007-2013), as Chairman of the Board of the University of Ljubljana (2000-2002 and 2009-2013), and as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Economics (1997-2001). He was a Recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University, and a Research Associate and Visiting Scholar at the School of Business, Indiana University, USA.
Dr Mramor played an active role in Slovenia’s transition process, serving as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia from 2002 to 2004. He was also a member of the council of the National Bank of Slovenia, a member of the Admission Board of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Securities Market Agency of Slovenia, an advisor to the Minister of Finance, a member of the Strategic Economic Council of the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Vice Chairman of the Development Committee of the Prime Minister of Slovenia and a member of the Advisory Board of the President of Slovenia. He also served as a member of the supervisory board of Abanka and vice president of the board of directors of SKB bank, and as a World Bank consultant, a member of the Slovenian Accounting Standards Board and a consultant to the government of Slovenia and a number of firms and banks.