If the newest version of the Convention is ratified by a minimum of five signatories by 30 November 2012, it will enter into force on 1 January 2013.
Kristalina Georgieva is a Bulgarian national. Prior to her appointment with the EU in 2010, she was a Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank from 2008 through 2010.
For more see:
"Statement by EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva on the signature of the new Food Assistance Convention," Europa Commission Memo, 1 August 2012.