Jože Lenič, MSc

President of the Management Board

Jože Lenič, MSc

Born: 1965

 

Appointed: 2011

Career:

Jože Lenič has been President of the Management Board (CEO) of Abanka since 2011. He has more than 15 years of management and leadership experience, the last 12 years in the financial industry — banking, insurance and asset management.

Previously, he was a partner at a private insurance brokerage house, Axum Insurance. Between 2003 and 2005, he was the CEO of the largest Slovenian insurance group, Zavarovalnica Triglav. Between 2000 and 2003, he served as President of the Capital Fund, a state-owned asset management company. Jože Lenič was also elected a Member of the Slovenian Parliament in the period 1993-1999 and sat as an MP on the Finance, Infrastructure and International Relations Committees of the Parliament. Before that he was President of the Executive Council of the Municipality of Domžale.

Jože Lenič has extensive experience in serving as a member of supervisory boards in various banks and companies.

Education:

He holds a master’s degree in International Economics from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, and he also gained a degree as Teacher of Geography and Geology from the University of Ljubljana.

Matej Golob Matzele

Member of the Management Board

Matej Golob Matzele

Born: 1972

 

Appointed: 2015

Career:

Matej Golob Matzele has been a Member of the Management Board of Abanka since December 2015. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, of which more than 12 years in banking. He has held various management positions in the fields of asset management, investment banking and restructuring over the past 15 years.

He joined Abanka in September 2012 and was responsible for managing the Corporate Banking Division.

Prior to joining Abanka, he was CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of PDP d.d., a state-owned restructuring firm. Previously, from 2006 to 2009 he was Managing Director of the investment company Poteza Investments. From 2004 to 2006 he worked at the Capital Fund, a state-owned asset management company as Director of the Investments and Asset Management Department. He also managed the Closed Mutual Pension Fund for Civil Servants. Between 1997 and 2004 he worked at Bank Austria Creditanstalt d.d. in Ljubljana, where he went from stockbroker to head of the securities department, head of the global securities services division, head of the asset management and securities trading division and procurator. He began his business career in 1996 as a broker for the stockbroking company Bema. In his career he has also acted as chairman or a member of supervisory boards in various Slovenian and regional companies.

Education:

Matej graduated in banking and finance studies from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana in 1996, gaining the title of Graduate Economist.

Matevž Slapničar, MSc

Member of the Management Board

Matevž Slapničar, MSc

Born: 1969

 

Appointed: 2017

Career:

Matevž Slapničar has been a member of the Management Board since 13 June 2017. He is responsible for risk, finance and operations including information technology.

Before Mr. Slapničar joined Abanka he served as a member of the Management Board of Factor banka. He started his career in the Supervision Department at the Bank of Slovenia in 1995, working there for 5 years. After next working in finance and sales at Color for four years, Mr. Slapničar joined Gorenjska banka as Head of Risk and Controlling in 2003. In 2013, he was appointed member of the Management Board at Factor banka.

Education:

Mr. Slapničar holds a master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Ljubljana.