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Mary Veronica Tovšak Pleterski

Director for Investment, growth and structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Ms Tovšak Pleterski is a director in the European Commission, at DG ECFIN in charge of investment, growth and structural reforms.

At the European Commission, she also held a position of director for European and international carbon markets at DG CLIMA and a position of principal adviser at DG CNECT. Before joining the European Commission, Mrs Tovšak Pleterski was the Deputy Permanent Representative in the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU. In this capacity she chaired the COREPER1 (committee of deputy permanent representatives) during Slovenian Presidency of the EU in 2008. She started her career in the Ministry of foreign affairs of Slovenia and served as a Slovenian diplomat in Strasbourg, New York and Brussels.

Ms Tovšak Pleterski holds a Master degree in International Affairs (economic policy management) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (New York) and a Master of Arts degree in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (Belgium). Earlier she acquired a degree of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences at the University of Maribor, Slovenia.