Management Board

The Management Board consists of a Management Board President and at least two Management Board members, of which one is a worker's representative. The number of Management Board members is defined by the Supervisory Board. Management Board's term lasts five years, with an option of reappointment. Current Management Board members assumed their respective terms on July 19, 2013; their terms last until July 19, 2018.

Members of the currently four-member Management Board are assigned their responsibilities, or fields of work, by the Supervisory Board, in compliance with the relevant organizational rules. When appointing the Management Board members, the Supervisory Board shall consider their professional knowledge, work experience, management and leadership abilities, and the ability to coordinate various activities.

The Management Board shall report regularly, and at least once per quarter, to the Supervisory Board, on all issues of relevance to the performance of the parent company and the Group.

Management Board members shall also perform managerial duties in Gorenje's subsidiaries.

Franjo Bobinac

President and CEO; responsible for the major and small domestic appliance segment and for corporate support functions, corporate marketing, HR and general affairs, and joint development

Education Bachelor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
MBA, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Paris
Career path 1983 Emo Celje
1986 Gorenje, assistant director of exports
1990 Gorenje, director of exports
1991 Gorenje, director of marketing
1993–1998 Gorenje sales subsidiary in Paris, managing director
1997 Gorenje, d. d., member of the temporary Management Board
1998 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of sales and marketing
2003 Gorenje, d. d., President and CEO
Number of Gorenje shares held 4.096
Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group IEDC - Poslovna šola Bled, d. o. o., Supervisory Board member

dr. Peter Kukovica

Management Board member, co-responsible for Major and Small Domestic Appliances Business and responsible for Operations Support

Education BS Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
Specialist in Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
MA Business Policy and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
PhD, Business Administration and Organization, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Career path 1990 Iskra Zorin/Mike software d. o. o., system analyst
1991–1994 Nissan Adria, director of sector
1994 Suzuki, Wolf and Partners, assistant director
1994–2001 Pan Adria Tires
2001–2007 ACH, assistant to general manager for strategic development and marketing
2007–2009 AMZS, d. d., deputy director and Management Board member
2009–2012 Iskra MIS, d. d., Management Board member, Management Board president
2012 Iskra sistemi, d. d., Management Board president
2013 Gorenje, d. d., advisor to President and CEO
2014 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of supply chain management
Number of Gorenje shares held /
Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group Nova KBM, Supervisory Board chairman until April 21, 2016

Žiga Debeljak

Management Board member; responsible for corporate finance, digital business, IT and organizational support, and the ecology, trade and industrial services business segment

Education BS Computer and Information Programme, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer and Information Science,
University of Ljubljana
MA Management and Organisation, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Career path 1995 Plutal, d. d., director of controlling department and deputy commercial director
1999 Mercator, d. d., director of controlling and accounting
2003–2005 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member for finance and economics (CFO)
2006–2012 Mercator, d. d., Management Board president (CEO)
2012 Mercator, d. d., advisor to president of the Management Board
2012–2017 Gorenje, d. d., senior vice president - international business development; managing director of holding companies Gorenje BeteiligungsgesmbH, Austria, Gorenje Corporate GmbH, Austria, and Gorenje Nederland BV, Netherlands; Chief Digital Officer
2017 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member responsible for corporate finance and the ecology, trade and industrial services business segment
Number of Gorenje shares held 9.044
Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group /

Branko Apat

Management Board member; responsible for the business segment of heating systems, bathrooms, and kitchens, and corporate procurement

Education B.A. Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Maribor
Specialist in Marketing, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA
Career path 1988 Gorenje, Assistant director of exports for non-white goods programs
1990 Gorenje, director of purchasing
1993 Gorenje, director of marketing
1999-2009 Gorenje Tiki, managing director
2003 Gorenje, d. d., executive director of Gorenje Group companies dealing with heating equipment, toolmaking, and machine building
2006 Gorenje, d. d., executive director of complementary program
2007 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of complementary programs, purchasing, and logistics
2009 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of the Home Appliance Division
2012 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of major appliance operations and heating systems operations and sales
Number of Gorenje shares held 626
Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group /

Drago Bahun

Management Board member; co-responsible for HR and general affairs

Education BA Sociology – Specialist, Faculty of Sociology, Political Science, and Journalism, University of Ljubljana
Career path 1979–1984 Rudarsko-elektroenergetski kombinat Velenje (Mining and Electrical Engineering Combine), head of business system organization department
1985 Gorenje, vice president of business administration committee of the composite organization for the field of socio-economic relations
1987 Gorenje, member of the Gorenje Home Appliance business administration committee, in charge of HRM
1990 Gorenje, director of HRM and general affairs
1997 Gorenje d. d., member of the temporary Management Board
1998 Gorenje, d. d., Chief Human Resources Officer, labour director
2003–2011 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member in charge of HRM and organization, labour director
2012 Gorenje, d. d., Management Board member, labour director
Number of Gorenje shares held 9.082
Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group KBM Banka AD Kragujevac, Supervisory Board member until July 13, 2016