Maros SefcovicVice President, European Commission
Maros Sefcovic is a Vice President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union, aimed at providing European citizens with energy which is sustainable, secure and competitive. This includes the energy transition to what he calls the 5D model: Digitisation, Decarbonisation, Decentralisation, Democratisation and Disruption.
In 2014, he was elected as the Member of the European Parliament. From 2010 – 2014, he was Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration. In 2009-2010, he was European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth. From 2004 -2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the European Union. As diplomat by profession, he served between 1992 and 2004 in Zimbabwe and Canada and as Ambassador to Israel.
He graduated from the University of Economy in Bratislava and the Moscow State Institute for Foreign Relations. He holds a degree as Doctor of Law and a PhD of European Law from the Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Bratislava. He also studied at Stanford University, USA.
He has recently published a book on his first mandate as Vice-President entitled “Driving the EU forward – straight talks with Maroš Šefčovič” (John Harper Publishing, London 2014).