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ⓘ Aleksandra Pivec is a Slovenian chemical engineer and politician who has been the countrys Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food since 2018 and Deputy Prim ..




Aleksandra Pivec
                                     

ⓘ Aleksandra Pivec

Aleksandra Pivec is a Slovenian chemical engineer and politician who has been the countrys Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food since 2018 and Deputy Prime Minister since March 2020.

                                     

1. Early life and education

Pivec was born on 26 March 1972 in Ptuj. Her family are known for wine-making.

Pivec has a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Ljubljana. Her thesis was on the optimisation of wine fermentation processes.

                                     

2. Career

Pivec worked at the Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj for 17 years, including 6 years as its director. She served as state secretary at the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad from 2016 before being appointed Minister for Agriculture in the government of Marjan Sarec on 13 September 2018. She gained wide media exposure as a minister, appearing at numerous events across the country.

Pivec became leader of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia on 18 January 2020, defeating Defence Minister Karl Erjavec, who then resigned. In the campaign leading up to the election, the media had focused on Pivecs failure to report money she made consulting for a state-funded tourism project to the anti-graft commission as required by law. She became Deputy Prime Minister in the government of Prime Minister Janez Jansa on 13 March 2020.

                                     

3. Publications

  • Berovic, Marin; Pivec, Aleksandra; Kosmerl, Tatjana; Wondra, Mojmir; Čelan, Stefan February 2007. "Influence of heat shock on glycerol production in alcohol fermentation". Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 103 2: 135–139.
  • Kostevsek, Anja; Petek, Janez; Čucek, Lidija; Pivec, Aleksandra 1 October 2013. "Conceptual design of a municipal energy and environmental system as an efficient basis for advanced energy planning". Energy. 60: 148–158.
  • Kostevseka, Anja; Cizelj, Leon; Petek, Janez; Pivec, Aleksandra December 2013. "A novel concept for a renewable network within municipal energy systems". Renewable Energy. 60: 79–87.

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