MINISTER OF FINANCE
Dušan Mramor, Dr.Sc., Minister of Finance
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.
He served as the head of the Ministry of Finance’s advisory group for the Privatisation of Insurance Companies (2002) and head of the group for Capital Market Development Strategy (2001-2002). He headed the advisory group of the Ministry of the Economy for the Privatisation of the Steel Industry (2001) and was a member of the Privatisation Committee of NKBM (2001-2002).
Most of his research is in the broad area of transition finance and economics, more specifically in financial markets, financial analysis, corporate finance, business valuation, and fiscal and monetary policy.
Currently he is a Vice-President of the board of European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Belgium (http://www.eiasm.org/r/Managing-Board), a member of International Advisory Board of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, Netherlands (http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/faculties/sbe/theme/abouttheschool/internationaladvisoryboard.htm) and was until August 2014 a member of Initial Accreditation Committee and European Advisory Committee of AACSB, USA.
The Banker magazine, of the Financial Times Group in London, selected Dr Dušan Mramor, Slovenian Minister of Finance, as European Finance Minister of the Year 2016.