Minister of Finance
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Andrej Bertoncelj holds a doctorate in finance.
He was appointed Minister of Finance in September 2018. Prior to this, he was a member of the management board of the Slovenian Sovereign Holding, responsible for the management, restructuring and financial governance of state capital assets.
He is a financial expert with international experience. For 25 years he worked in the business sector, of which 18 in managerial positions, specialising in financial management. He spent several years of his professional career in New York. He attended training programmes at Harvard and Cambridge Universities.
He served as the president of Lek USA, Inc., assistant director-general for finance at Lek, d.d., division director and adviser to the president of the management board for corporate governance at Kemofarmacija.
He is a full professor and research counsellor. He is also the author or co-author of 10 books and over 40 scientific papers published in international journals.
He is fluent English and German.