Kristalina Georgieva

Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva (also Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva written, Bulgarian Кристалина Иванова Георгиева; born August 13, 1953 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian politician and economist. It is EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the Commission Barroso II

After studying political economy and sociology and a doctorate in economics Georgieva taught at the University for National and World Economy, Sofia and took teaching positions at Yale University, Harvard University and the London School of Economics. Her scientific focus was on the environmental industry. In 1993, she joined the World Bank, where she was also responsible for environmental economic issues. From 2008 to 2010 she was the Vice President. In summer 2009, she appeared in the Bulgarian Parliament election campaign for the conservative GERB party and was considered a possible candidate for the office of the Prime Minister, but which instead went to Boyko Borisov.

On 19 January 2010, she was nominated for the office of the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso. Previously, the original Bulgarian candidate, Rumiana Jeleva, announced her resignation after heavy criticism for allegedly making false statements had been expressed about their perquisites at their hearing in the European Parliament.