Maroš Šefčovič is Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Energy Union and the coordination of the European Union Space Policy. In this capacity, he leads the Energy Union project team of 14 commissioners that works on establishing a European Energy Union. Having previously served as European Commissioner for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration (2010-2014), and as European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth (2009-2010), it is now his third term as Commissioner. Prior to his work in the Commission, Maroš Šefčovič has built a professional career as a diplomat, working as Ambassador to Israel (1999), followed by prominent positions at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the EU.