Mariana Kotzeva (ECON ’93) was appointed Acting Director-General of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union located in Luxembourg, effective January 1, 2017.
Kotzeva, who was visiting professor in the Department of Economics at CEU from 1998 to 2002, joined Eurostat as a special adviser in April 2012 and was appointed Deputy Director-General in July 2014.
Prior to joining the European Commission, she held a number of high-level advisory posts in the Bulgarian and foreign administrations and led international projects for the United Nations and the World Bank.
Kotzeva's appointment follows the retirement of Walter Radermacher.
For more information, see http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/about/meet-our-acting-director-general