Mariana Kotzeva is Director-General of Eurostat. She was appointed by the European Commission on 1 March 2018. She is not only the first Bulgarian Director-General in the European Commission but also the first woman at the helm of Eurostat.
Ms Kotzeva held the post of Acting Director-General of Eurostat from 1 January 2017. She joined Eurostat as a special adviser in 2012, becoming its Deputy Director-General in 2014.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Ms Kotzeva was the Head of Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute. She also held a number of high-level consulting posts in the Bulgarian and foreign administrations, and led international projects for the United Nations and the World Bank.
Ms Kotzeva has a Master's degree in economics and a PhD in statistics and econometrics. She is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.
André Loranger is currently the Assistant Chief Statistician for Strategic Data Management, Methods and Analysis. He is also Statistics Canada’s Chief Data Officer responsible for the overall stewardship of the organization’s information data holdings.
André, an economist with an M.A. (Economics) degree from the University of Ottawa, began his career in the public service at Statistics Canada in 1997 where he spent most of his career compiling National Accounts. Prior to his current position, André was the Director of Producer Prices Division from 2008 to 2012 and the Director General of the Macroeconomic Statistics Branch from 2012 to June 2013. More recently, he was the Assistant Chief Statistician for Economic Statistics responsible for the key economic indicators (CPI, GDP, etc.) produced by Statistics Canada.
In recent years, André has been involved in international projects related to economic statistics. He was a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Environmental-Economic Accounting, the United Nations Expert Group on International Trade and Economic Globalization Statistics, the United Nations Expert Group on the Future of Economic Statistics and a number of international statistical working groups. André is currently a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Big Data and Data Science for Official Statistics and the co-chair of the United Nations Network of Economic Statisticians.
Sanjiv is the Head of Methods and Research Engagement including the key operational link between the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), a successful five-year £7m programme and now extended for another year.
Sanjiv gained a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics from Royal Holloway College, University of London before working in the private sector (as a stockbroker and a retail manager) and then the public sector. Sanjiv joined the then ONS and over many years has developed a unique blend of knowledge and experience gained by working in various posts across the UK Economic Accounts (including national accounts, financial accounts, regional accounts, environmental accounts, informal economy, business registers and business surveys, etc.). Sanjiv’s span also covers developing various thematic accounts such as aircraft, construction, education, energy, health, insurance, sport, tourism, etc. Sanjiv has covered a wide-range of conceptual development, practical compilation, pushing through EU statistical legislation and leading the introduction and implementation of many new initiatives improving UK economic statistics.
Sanjiv has held various international posts, current examples include:
Sanjiv was the Chief Editor of the UN Handbook on Supply and Use Tables, Input-Output Tables with Extensions and Applications published in 2018.