Peter Gašperšič began his career as a young researcher at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering in Ljubljana. Afterwards he studied in the USA, where he examined the practical aspects of earthquake resistance of structures. Leaving academia, he worked in the business sector, where he headed several construction investment projects and civil engineering projects. He continued his career in public administration, where he held leading positions from heading a sector and directorate to being the state secretary. He is an expert who brings an ideal mix of academic competence and practical experience in the working areas of the ministry.