Irena Vodopivec Jean, M.Sc., Vice Governor



M.A. in Public Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1992 B.A. in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
1994 - 2001 various training courses at De Nederlandsche Bank, International Monetary Fund, Banca d' Italia, Bank for International Settlements, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, CEF, Bank Association of Slovenia


2015 onwards Vice Governor and Member of the Board of the Bank of Slovenia
2011 - 2015

Deputy Director, Bank Association of Slovenia

2006 - 2011 Head of Financial System Department, Ministry of Finance
2007 Director General for Financial Services, Ministry of Finance
2002 - 2006 Deputy Head of State Aid Department, Ministry of Finance
1999 - 2002 Senior Consultant, Banking Supervision Department, Bank of Slovenia
1994 - 1999 Senior Analyst, Analysis and Research Department, Bank of Slovenia
1991 - 1994 Consultant, Economic Policy Department, Chamber of Commerce and Trade


2019 onwards

Member of ECB Supervisory Board 

2015 - 2019 Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
Member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Council
Alternate Governor at the Centre of Excellence in Finance
2011 - 2015

Deputy Member of Executive Committee, European Banking Federation, Brussels

Deputy Member of Strategy Group for SSM, European Banking Federation, Brussels
2011 - 2015 Member of Supervisory Board, Slovenian Enterprise Fund, Maribor
2010 - 2011 Member of Committee for Financial Markets, OECD, Paris
Member of Insurance and Private Pensions Committee, OECD, Paris
2006 - 2009 Member of Supervisory Board, Abanka Vipa d.d., Ljubljana
2006 - 2011

Member of Financial Services Committee, Council of European Union, Brussels

Member of High Level Working Group on Crisis Management of the Economic and Financial Committee, Brussels

Member of Working Groups on Early Intervention, on Deposit Guarantee Scheme, on Capital Requirements Directive, European Commission, Brussels


2002 - 2005 Member of Working Group on State Aid, European Commission, Brussels


2005 - 2006 EU Expert on State Aid, European Agency for Reconstruction, "Approximation of Trade Legislation – State Aid", FYR Macedonia, Skopje
2010 - 2011 EU Expert on Financial Services and Free Capital Movement,"Preparing EU Strategy for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia", Belgrade