Pursuant to the new Banking Act (Zban-2), the Remuneration and HR Committee ceased to function on 10 June 2015, and two new committees were established:

  • Nomination Committee, and
  • Remuneration Committee.

 

Remuneration Committee

Rok Pivk, president since 10. 7. 2018, member since 10. 11. 2017   

Mr Pivk majored in banking and finance at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana, where he graduated in 1996.

He currently serves as executive director at Triglav Osiguruvanje, A.D., Skopje.

He began his career in 1996 as an asset manager at the Bank of Slovenia. He then served as head of the foreign reserve management department in 2000. He continued his career at Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d., where he served in various management functions within the Zavarovalnica Triglav Group. He served as director of investments and treasury from 2005 to 2014, and from August 2014 to June 2017, he served as executive director for finance. He managed the subsidiary Salnal from February 2015 until August 2017. He served as member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the subsidiary Triglav, Upravljanje nepremičnin, d.d. from February 2008 to June 2017, and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Skupna pokojninska družba, d.d. from August 2016 to August 2018.

 

Alenka Vrhovnik Težak, MSc., member since 11. 11. 2015, president since 10. 11. 2017 - 9. 7. 2018

Ms Vrhovnik Težak earned her bachelor's degree in international economic relations at the Faculty of Economics and Business in Maribor in 1992. In 1998, she earned her master' degree in management and organisation at the Faculty of in Ljubljana, where she majored in bank management.

She worked as a senior systems analyst at the Bank of Slovenia from 1992 to 1995.

Ms Vrhovnik Težak continued her career at Petrol d.d. in 1995 as an external trade sales officer, financial consultant, department head and deputy director of the international and strategic finance sector. In 2001, she assumed the function of assistant to the member of the management board responsible for finance and performed the function of chairwoman of operational risk committee, before continuing her career in 2005 as the member of the management board responsible for finance. She assumed leadership of Petrol d.d. as president of the management board in 2009. At the end of the same year, she continued her career as an advisor to the management board and in 2012 as the head of development projects.

Ms Vrhovnik Težak has been employed by the company VTT, storitve z dodano vrednostjo, d.o.o. since 2015 as procurator and financial advisor.

She has also served as a court expert in the areas of finance and economics since 2011.

She served as a member of several supervisory boards between 2005 and 2012.

 

Varja Dolenc, MSc., member since 5. 9. 2018 

Ms Dolenc graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in cash operations and finance. In 1999, she completed her master’s studies at the University of Reading in the UK, were she received the title of Master of Science in the area of International Securities, Investment and Banking.

She began her career in 1996 at Nova Ljubljanska banka d.d., where she held various positions until the end of 2013. As a member of NLB d.d.’s group of perspective employees, she initially worked as a trainee and currency trader, and in 2000 assumed the position of head of the Controlling Centre for Treasury Operations and Investment Banking. Her career at NLB d.d. continued between 2003 and 2010 as the Director of the Treasury and Investment Banking Back-Office Sector. In 2010, she assumed the position of Executive Director in the area of retail banking in the Marketing, Customer Segments and Development Division. In 2013, she served as an assistant to the Management Board of NLB d.d. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of NLB Skladi d.o.o., and from 2012 to 2013 as a member of the Supervisory Board of Skupna pokojninska družba d.d.  

Between 2013 and 2016, she was employed at the insurance company Adriatic Slovenica Zavarovalna družba d.d., initially as an adviser and then as member of the Management Board responsible for finance, accounting and treasury. From 2015 to 2016 she served as Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Projektor d.o.o. and in 2016 as the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Zdravje AS d.o.o. In 2017, she began working at the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, where as assistant to the General Manager she was responsible for the purchasing activity, with an emphasis on rationalisation, the development of the activity, the introduction of new work methods and the implementation of remedial measures. She has been employed since May 2018 by Union hoteli d.d., Ljubljana, where she serves as the Director of Purchasing and Real Estate Management.

 

Nomination Committee

Melita Malgaj, president since 5. 9. 2018, member since 11. 11. 2015

Ms Malgaj earned her bachelor's degree in 1995 at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, where she majored in in cash operations and finance.

She is currently employed at Slovenski državni holding d.d. as a senior manager in the department for capital asset management in tourism and economic sector. Ms Malgaj has years of experience in corporate governance, the sale of capital investments, corporate restructuring and the management of various projects, fields that require good organisational skills.

She also has a great deal of experience as a member of the corporate management and supervisory bodies, including as a member of the management board of PDP, d.d. and as a member of the supervisory board of Banka Celje, where she also served as a member of the supervisory board's audit committee and as chairwoman of the supervisory board's risk committee.

 

Marko Garbajs, MSc., member since 5. 9. 2018, member and president since 25. 2. 2016 - 4. 9. 2018

Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. He received his master’s degree in economics in 2004 from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, and received his MBA from the IEDC (Bled School of Management) in 2010.

He was employed as a project designer at Biro ES, d. o. o., Ljubljana from 1998 to 2002. He continued his career at Ilirika BPH, d. d., Ljubljana as an analyst and broker, before moving to Ilirika DZU, d. o. o., Ljubljana between 2002 and 2006, where he held various positions (member of the management board under the suspensive condition of obtaining authorisation from the Securities Market Agency/advisor to the management board/procurator/head of corporate governance/head of internal controls/analyst). He was employed as an adviser to the director at Pronep engineering, d. o. o., Ljubljana in 2006, and head of the private banking sector at Probanka, d. d., Maribor in 2007. In 2009 he was employed as the director of the investment sector at AC Invest, d. o. o., Belgrade. He began working as the executive director of strategic investments at the Capital Assets Management Agency (CAMA) in 2011, where his worked revolved around the management of state-owned capital assets.

After the winding up of the CAMA, he continued his career at Slovenska odškodninska družba, d.d., Ljubljana, which was later transformed into Slovenski državni holding, d. d., Ljubljana, where he was employed as
a senior manager in the capital assets management department until September 2015. Since 2015 he has worked for Slovenska industrija jekla, d. d., where he currently performs the function of director of Griffon & Romano S.p.A., a subsidiary of Slovenska industrija jekla, d. d., and the function of director of Inoxpoint, a company owned by the aforementioned subsidiary.

 

Dejan Kaisersberger, member since 31. 8. 2017

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana in 2014 with a degree in business information.

He is employed at SiDG d.o.o as the Director of Finance, Accounting and Controlling.

Has a great deal of experience in banking, financial services and management. Began his career in 2004 at UniCredit Bank, where he first worked as an analyst in controlling, and later as head of accounting, central bank reporting and the tax office. Continued his professional career in 2013 as financial director at Hypo Bank and Hypo Leasing, becoming a member of the management board in 2014. Responsible for financial controlling, accounting, regulatory reporting and taxes, balance sheet management and treasury at both companies. Since 2015 has also been responsible for credit, operational and market risk management, management of non-performing loans and risk control. He was employed at his own company, Dejan Kaisersberger, poslovno svetovanje s.p., as a business consultant and project manager from October 2016 to the end of April 2017.

Former Members of Remuneration Committee

Janko Gedrih, chairman from 10. 7. 2013 - 10. 6. 2015

He graduated in law in 1973 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana.

In 1973 and 1974 he was employed as a lawyer at ABC Ljubljana. His career then continued as secretary of the assembly at the Municipality of Domžale between 1974 and 1978. He was head of the legal department at Papirnica Količevo between 1978 and 1984.

Between 1984 and 1986 he was employed as director of the general affairs division at Stol Kamnik.

He was then employed as president of the executive council of the Municipality of Kamnik between 1986 and 1990.

The next step in his career was at NLB, where between 1990 and 2010 he held the positions of director of the general affairs division, director of the Kranj Branch Office, general director of NLB Tutunska banka Skopje, general director of NLB Montenegro banka Podgorica and general director of NLB Priština. At NLB Tutunska banka Skopje he was a member of the bank's management board for four years, at NLB Montenegro he was temporary director for three months, and at NLB Priština he was a director of the bank for 18 months.

He also held office as a member of the supervisory board and a member of the audit committee of NLB Tutunska banka Skopje.

After retiring in 2009, he was a member of the board of directors of Post Bank Sarajevo for two years.

 

Andrej Slapar, committee member since 10. 7. 2013 - 10. 6. 2015

Andrej Slapar is president of the management board of Zavarovalnica Triglav. He was appointed to this position in May 2013, having previously been a member of the management board of Slovenia' largest insurer.

A graduate of law, he began his career in 1997 as a lawyer in the international claims department at Zavarovalnica Triglav. He then spent just over ten years at Pozavarovalnica Triglav RE, latterly as a member of the management board.

He represents Zavarovalnica Triglav on the council of the Slovenian Insurance Association, and is also president of the supervisory board of Pozavarovalnica Triglav RE d.d., president and member of the supervisory board of Jedrski pool GIZ, and a member of the supervisory board of Abanka Vipa d.d.

 

Barbara Kürner Čad, committee member since 13. 10. 2014 - 10. 6. 2015

She graduated in law in 1987 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana.

She was recruited by the Basic Court in Ljubljana in 1988, and gained her first working experience as an intern, then as a clerk and a judge. Between 1995 and 1998 she was deputy-president of the court at Ljubljana District Court.

Her career then moved to Slovenska razvojna družba d.d. as a member of the management board between September 1998 and June 2001, before she became a director at F.I.I.N. d.o.o., business and financial consultants, between June 2001 and May 2007.

Since 2007 she has been employed as an attorney and a notary at the legal firm of Tomaž Čad, with a brief interruption when she was director of the Ski Association of Slovenia in 2012-13.

 

Matjaž Trebše, Msc., member since 31. 5. 2016 – 8. 8. 2016

In 1986, Mr Trebše earned his bachelor's degree in economics at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, where he majored in international economic relations. In 1990, he earned his master' degree in business policy and organisation.

From 1986 to 1993, Mr Trebše worked at the company ITEO, where he served as the head of audit teams during joint audits with PriceWaterhouse in Slovenia and Balkans. He continued his career from 2004 to 2010 as a partner and managing director of UHY, a member of the UHY International, London. He has been a partner and procurator for the aforementioned audit firm since 2011.

Between 1993 and 2009, Mr Trebše worked as a certified auditor, and after 2009 as a certified business appraiser under a licence issued by the Slovenian Institute of Auditors.

 

Marko Garbajs, president (since 25. 8. 2016)

He graduated in mechanical engineering in 1998 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana. He was then awarded a master's in economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana in 2004. He completed his MBA at IEDC - Poslovna šola Bled in 2010.

Between 1998 and 2002 he was employed as a project designer at Biro ES d.o.o. Ljubljana. He continued his career at Ilirika BPH d.d. Ljubljana as an analyst and broker, before moving to Ilirika DZU d.o.o. Ljubljana between 2002 and 2006, where he held various positions (member of the management board on the suspensive condition of obtaining an authorisation from the SMA / advisor to the management board / company secretary / head of governance / head of internal controlling / analyst). He was employed as an advisor to the director at Pronep engineering d.o.o. Ljubljana in 2006, and as head of the private banking division at Probanka d.d. Maribor in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009 he was employed as director of the investment division at AC Invest d.o.o. in Belgrade, before becoming a director at MAG Projekti d.o.o. Ljubljana between 2009 and 2011. Since 2011 he has worked in the management of government-owned capital assets, and was employed as executive director of strategic investment at the Capital Assets Management Agency (CAMA). After the CAMA was abolished he moved to Slovenska odškodninska družba d.d., which was then renamed the Slovenian Sovereign Holding Company. He is currently employed at the Slovenian Sovereign Holding Company, as a senior manager in the capital asset management department. Between 2011 and 2013 he was president and a member of the supervisory board of Energetika Črnomelj d.o.o., Kranj.

 

Vid Leskovec, LL.M., member (since 31. 5. 2016)

Mr Leskovec holds a master's degree in law. He received his bachelor's degree in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana in 1997. He received his master's degree in law from the Faculty of Law at Heidelberg University in 2005, and later had that degree officially recognised in Slovenia, where he received the same title (Mr Leskovec majored in German and Slovenian law, and in EU law). During his working career, Mr Leskovec has also studied corporate governance (he has been a certified member of the Slovenian Directors' Association since 2009), and has passed the state bar exam and the professional administrative exam.  

He is currently the managing director of the Law Office Leskovec LLC, which he established in 2010. Based on his practical work experience, Mr Leskovec was awarded the title of commercial law specialist by the Bar Association of Slovenia.

Except for his traineeship at the Ministry of the Interior, Mr Leskovec has worked continuously as a lawyer and most recently as an attorney for various law firms, including a law firm that specialises in banking and finance law (law firm of Jurij Dolžan) and the international law firm Wolf Theiss.

 

Peter Merc, Ph.D., member since 10. 11. 2017 - 9. 7. 2018

Mr Merc received his bachelor’s degree in law from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 2008. He completed his master’s degree in 2012 and his doctorate in 2015 in the fields of banking and commercial law. He will complete his EMBA studies at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in 2018.

Mr Merc began his business career in 2008 as a legal consultant in the NLB Group’s Capital Market Resources Department within the Financial Markets and Treasury Division. He worked in the aforementioned department from 2012 to 2013 as a financial markets specialist/legal consultant, before working as a specialist in NLB d.d.’s Compliance and Integrity Centre from 2013 to 2014. Mr Merc also served as a member of the City of Ljubljana’s Finance Committee from 2010 to 2014. He was employed from 2014 to 2015 as an independent compliance consultant at Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank d.d., where he specialised in capital markets.

In November 2014, he established his own legal, commercial and financial consulting company, Pravno, poslovno in finančno svetovanje Merc, Peter Merc, s.p. He is the co-founder of Lemur Legal d.o.o. since January 2016. That company provides legal advice to IT companies, mainly in the implementation of blockchain technology.

Mr Merc serves as co-chair of the Circular and Sharing Economy Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce. In October 2017, he was proposed by the Ministry of Public Administration and appointed by the Digital Coalition (which functions under the aegis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia) as head of Slovenia’s Blockchain Think Tank.

Mr Merc has served as guest lecturer on multiple occasions at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, and has headed numerous round-table discussions and events covering topics in the fields of banking and financial law, digitalisation, the sharing economy and blockchain technology. He holds the status of guest expert at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Maribor. As a consultant he participates in several projects related to blockchain technology.

 

Melita Malgaj, member since 10. 7. 2018 - 5. 9. 2018

Ms Malgaj earned her bachelor's degree in 1995 at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, where she majored in in cash operations and finance.

She is currently employed at Slovenski državni holding d.d. as a senior manager in the department responsible for the sale of capital investments. Ms Malgaj has years of experience in corporate governance, the sale of capital investments, corporate restructuring and the management of various projects, fields that require good organisational skills.

She also has a great deal of experience as a member of the corporate management and supervisory bodies, including as a member of the management board of PDP, d.d. and as a member of the supervisory board of Banka Celje, where she also served as a member of the supervisory board's audit committee and as chairwoman of the supervisory board's risk committee.

 

Former Members of Nomination Committee

Janko Gedrih, chairman from 10. 6. 2015 - 9. 2. 2016

He graduated in law in 1973 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana.

In 1973 and 1974 he was employed as a lawyer at ABC Ljubljana. His career then continued as secretary of the assembly at the Municipality of Domžale between 1974 and 1978. He was head of the legal department at Papirnica Količevo between 1978 and 1984.

Between 1984 and 1986 he was employed as director of the general affairs division at Stol Kamnik.

He was then employed as president of the executive council of the Municipality of Kamnik between 1986 and 1990.

The next step in his career was at NLB, where between 1990 and 2010 he held the positions of director of the general affairs division, director of the Kranj Branch Office, general director of NLB Tutunska banka Skopje, general director of NLB Montenegro banka Podgorica and general director of NLB Priština. At NLB Tutunska banka Skopje he was a member of the bank's management board for four years, at NLB Montenegro he was temporary director for three months, and at NLB Priština he was a director of the bank for 18 months.

He also held office as a member of the supervisory board and a member of the audit committee of NLB Tutunska banka Skopje.

After retiring in 2009, he was a member of the board of directors of Post Bank Sarajevo for two years.

 

Andrej Slapar, committee member since 30. 5. 2012 - 31. 5. 2016

Andrej Slapar is president of the management board of Zavarovalnica Triglav. He was appointed to this position in May 2013, having previously been a member of the management board of Slovenia' largest insurer.

A graduate of law, he began his career in 1997 as a lawyer in the international claims department at Zavarovalnica Triglav. He then spent just over ten years at Pozavarovalnica Triglav RE, latterly as a member of the management board.

He represents Zavarovalnica Triglav on the council of the Slovenian Insurance Association, and is also president of the supervisory board of Pozavarovalnica Triglav RE d.d., president and member of the supervisory board of Jedrski pool GIZ, and a member of the supervisory board of Abanka Vipa d.d.

 

Vid Leskovec, LL.M., member (since 31. 5. 2016)

Mr Leskovec holds a master's degree in law. He received his bachelor's degree in law from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana in 1997. He received his master's degree in law from the Faculty of Law at Heidelberg University in 2005, and later had that degree officially recognised in Slovenia, where he received the same title (Mr Leskovec majored in German and Slovenian law, and in EU law). During his working career, Mr Leskovec has also studied corporate governance (he has been a certified member of the Slovenian Directors' Association since 2009), and has passed the state bar exam and the professional administrative exam.  

He is currently the managing director of the Law Office Leskovec LLC, which he established in 2010. Based on his practical work experience, Mr Leskovec was awarded the title of commercial law specialist by the Bar Association of Slovenia.

Except for his traineeship at the Ministry of the Interior, Mr Leskovec has worked continuously as a lawyer and most recently as an attorney for various law firms, including a law firm that specialises in banking and finance law (law firm of Jurij Dolžan) and the international law firm Wolf Theiss.

Former Members of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees Less