Robert Golob

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Robert Golob
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Golob in 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 (2022–present)
Other political
affiliations
Positive Slovenia (2011–2014)
Party of Alenka Bratušek (2014–2022)
EducationUniversity of Ljubljana
Georgia Institute of Technology
Other offices

Robert Golob (born 23 January 1967)[1] is a Slovenian businessman and politician serving as prime minister of Slovenia and leader of the Freedom Movement since 2022.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Golob obtained his PhD in electrical engineering at the 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.[3][4]

Business career[edit]

In 2004, Golob co-founded an energy trading company GEN-I,[5][6] which is state-controlled,[7][8] and where he remained chairman until 2021.[9]

Political career[edit]

Between May 1999 and June 2000, Golob was the State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the government led by prime minister Janez Drnovšek of the Liberal Democratic Party. In 2002, he was elected to the City Council of Nova Gorica, a position he has held since.[10] In 2011, Golob joined the Positive Slovenia party, founded by the mayor of Ljubljana Zoran Janković.[11] In 2013–14, with the rising tensions within the party between its founder and chairman Zoran Janković and Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek, Golob played a mediating role between the two factions.[12] With the final break within the party in April 2014, he joined the breakaway Party of Alenka Bratušek (SAB), becoming one of its vice-presidents.[13] After the poor performance of SAB in the subsequent 2014 election, winning only four seats, he moved away from politics on the national level, remaining active only at the local level in the municipality of Nova Gorica; he chaired the neighborhood assembly of Kromberk-Loke between 2010 and 2014, remaining one of its members until 2022.[14]

When his mandate as chairman of GEN-I ended in 2021, and after not receiving another one, Golob decided to take an active role in politics again. In January 2022, he took over the small extraparliamentary Green Actions Party and renamed it to Freedom Movement.[15] On 24 April 2022, in the 2022 Slovenian parliamentary election, the Freedom Movement won 41 seats in the 90-seat National Assembly.[16]

On 25 May 2022, Robert Golob was elected by the parliament as Prime Minister of Republic of Slovenia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maribor, IZUM-Institut informacijskih znanosti. "CONOR.SI – normativna datoteka osebnih in korporativnih imen :: COBISS+". plus.cobiss.net (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Robert Golob elected prime minister". sta.si. The Slovenian Press Agency (STA). 25 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Assoc. Prof. Robert Golob, PhD. President of Management Board, GEN-I d.o.o." University of Ljubljana Faculty of Engineering. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Preskočil razred, skočil na čelo države". Primorske novice. 25 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "prof. dr. Robert Golob". Laboratorij za energetske strategije.
  6. ^ "Dr Robert Golob - Chairman GEN-I". Business Investor Guide.
  7. ^ "Kandidata za zamenjavo Goloba zavrnjena". www.delo.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Dogajanje v Gen-I blizu vrelišču: lastniki v nov poskus imenovanja uprave". N1 (in Slovenian). 16 November 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Vsak dan prvi - 24ur.com". www.24ur.com.
  10. ^ "Ekipa". listarobertagoloba.si. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Janković za N1: Robertu Golobu sem pripravljen odstopiti Pozitivno Slovenijo". 9 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Pozitivna Slovenija: Začasno premirje". 4 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Poslovno poročilo – stranka Zavezništvo Alenke Bratušek za leto 2014" (PDF) (in Slovenian). April 2022.
  14. ^ "Kromberk - Loke - Krajevne skupnosti - O mestni občini".
  15. ^ "Robert Golob elected new head of renamed green party". The Slovenia Times. 26 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Po 99 odstotkih preštetih glasov zmaga Gibanja Svoboda, v DZ-ju le pet strank". RTVSLO.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 24 April 2022.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jure Leben
Leader of the Freedom Movement Party
2022–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Slovenia
2022–present
Incumbent