Mr Ivan Svetlik, Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, Slovenia

 

 

Mr. Ivan Svetlik

Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, Slovenia

 

From 1974 until his nomination for Minister, he was employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. He is a full professor for human resources and social area, and was appointed Head of the Centre for Organization and Human Resource Research. He investigated and lectured on the topics of work and employment, human resources management, education, quality of life and social policy. From 2005, he also worked at the Rectorate of the University of Ljubljana as Vice-Rector for the areas of quality and students. Besides that, he held several other functions: he was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, President of Slovenian Society of Sociology, the first President of the Council for Higher Education since Slovenia’s independence, and President of the National Commission for the Revision of School Programmes, President of the Expert Council for Vocational and Technical Education, and President of the Association of Human Resource Societies of Slovenia. 
He was appointed Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs on 21 November 2008.