Robert Golob

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Robert Golob
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Official portrait, 2022
Prime Minister of Slovenia
Assumed office
1 June 2022
PresidentBorut Pahor
Preceded byJanez Janša
Leader of the Freedom Movement Party
Assumed office
26 January 2022
DeputyUrška Klakočar Zupančič
Preceded byJure Leben
Personal details
Born (1967-01-23) 23 January 1967 (age 55)
Šempeter pri Gorici, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Political partyFreedom Movement
(since 2022)
Other political
affiliations
Positive Slovenia (2011–2013)
Alenka Bratušek (2013–2022)
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
OccupationBusinessman, environmentalist
Other offices

Robert Golob (born 23 January 1967)[1] is a Slovenian businessman and politician who is the Prime Minister of Slovenia since 2022. Before becoming a politician, he was an environmental businessman and co-founded GEN-I.

Early life[change | change source]

Golob went to University of Ljubljana in 1994. After his studies, he was a post-doctoral Fulbright scholar in the United States at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.[2][3]

Business career[change | change source]

In 2004, Golob co-founded an energy trading company GEN-I,[4][5] where he was chairman until 2021.[6]

Political career[change | change source]

Between May 1999 and June 2000, Golob was the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 2002, he was elected to the City Council of Nova Gorica.

In January 2022, he ran for the president of a non-parliamentary green party Z.Dej.[7] The party won the most votes and seats of any party in the 2022 parliamentary election in April.[8] Two months later on 1 June 2022, he became the Prime Minister.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CONOR.SI – normativna datoteka osebnih in korporativnih imen :: COBISS+".
  2. "Assoc. Prof. Robert Golob, PhD. President of Management Board, GEN-I d.o.o." University of Ljubljana Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  3. "Preskočil razred, skočil na čelo države". Primorske novice. April 25, 2022. Retrieved April 27, 2022.
  4. "prof. dr. Robert Golob". Laboratorij za energetske strategije.
  5. "Dr Robert Golob - Chairman GEN-I". Business Investor Guide.
  6. "Vsak dan prvi - 24ur.com". www.24ur.com.
  7. "Robert Golob elected new head of renamed green party". The Slovenia Times. 26 January 2022.
  8. "Po 99 odstotkih preštetih glasov zmaga Gibanja Svoboda, v DZ-ju le pet strank". RTVSLO.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 2022-04-24.
  9. "Golob announces energy price regulation when new govt takes office". Slovenian Times. May 10, 2022. Retrieved May 12, 2022.