Marko Voljč, born December 5, 1949, graduated in economics at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana, and earned his Master of Science degree at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade.
He was an analyst / senior analyst at the National Bank of Slovenia from 1973 to 1976, and Head of the analytical department at the National Bank of Slovenia from 1976 to 1979. From 1979 to August 1992, he was employed at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Having completed the advanced professionals' educational program by the International Monetary Fund in1978, he joined the World Bank's Young Professional Program in Washington in 1979. He was involved in the World Bank's industrial and financial projects in Latin America (1980-85), and served as a senior economist in the Bank's Industrial Strategy & Policy Division (1986). In 1987, he became the World Bank’s first head of its Mexico City Resident Mission where he served until 1990 when he was promoted to the post of Country Programs Central America and Panama Division, a position he held until August 1992. From September 1992 to January 2004, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), Slovenia. From February 2004 to April 2006, he was the General Manager at the Central Europe Directorate at KBC Bank and Insurance Holding Company N.V. (now KBC Group N.V.), Belgium. From May 2006 to April 2010, he was the CEO at K&H Bank, Hungary; from May 2010 to December 2012, he was the CEO for Central and Eastern Europe and Russia at KBC Group. From January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014, he was the CCO –Corporate Change & Support Officer –at KBC Group. He has been an advisor to the Management Board of this company since May 1, 2014, and he will hold this position until the end of this year. Until the end of this year, he will remain a Supervisory Board member at several companies of the KBC Group, and some other committees. However, he has clearly expressed his full commitment to the work of a Supervisory Board member at Gorenje, d.d.
During his business career, Marko Voljč has acquired a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in Slovenian, Central and Eastern European as well international finance and banking. He has written a number of articles and papers concerning financial and industrial issues, about export development and promotion, on restructuring and privatization of public enterprises, as well as about restructuring, turn-around management and privatization of banks in Central and Eastern European transition and post-transition economies. Since 1996 Marko Voljč has served as the Honorary Consul of Mexico to Slovenia. In 1998 he became the Slovenian member of the Trilateral Commission. From September 2000 to September 2003, Marko Voljč was a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C. Between April 2001 and January 2004, he held the position of the President of the Managers’ Association of Slovenia. In his capacity as Director General Central Europe for KBC Group he sat on Supervisory boards of KBC’s banking subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic. He was also the Chairman of the Supervisory board of Gorenje, d.d., until July 2006.
Uroš Slavinec, born on January 29 1951, holds a university degree in economics.
From 1 June 1990 till 30 April 2014, he was the President of the Management Board of the company Helios Domžale d.d. He had been employed in the said company from the beginning of his working career, i.e. from 1975 until 1986, at all times working in the management department and in various fields (head of planning and analysis department, member of the collegiate management committee and chairman of the collegiate management committee).
From 1986 to 1990, he was a member of the Executive Council of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia for industry and construction. He is Member of the Assembly of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. In 1997, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of economics and in 2006, he was awarded as the manager personality of the year.
Bernard C. Pasquier
Bernard C. Pasquier, born on February 2 1954, obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (Finance and Investment Analysis) from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises de Montpellier (France) in 1976 and his Masters Degree in Public Administration (Business and Economic Development) from the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (USA) in 1984.
He has been consultant since 2008; his portfolio of assignments includes advising the Monaco Parliament on economic and financial issues and the World Bank on various projects linked to private sector development. He also represents the International Finance Corporation on the Board of Directors of Davivienda, Colombia and Sogebank, Haiti. In the years 2004 to 2007, he was Secretary General at COMPAGNIE MONEGASQUE DE BANQUE in Monaco, responsible for overall corporate strategy, legal department, internal and external communication and participating in Board of Directors and Executive Committees meetings.
In the years 2001 to 2004, he was Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Department at the International Finance Corporation, Washington, responsible for the overall strategy of IFC, including new investments ($1.5 billion per year) and portfolio ($5 billion). In the years 1984 to 2001, he also performed several other functions with the IFC: he was an investment officer through the Young Professional Programme (1984-1985), principal economist and country officer for the Africa region (1985-1990), manager of the Africa Department (1990-1995), Senior Adviser in the Office of the President of The World Bank (1998-2001) and Director of South Asia Department (2001-2004). In the years 1980 to 1983, he was a founder and the managing director of the company Dream Food International in San Francisco. In the years 1977-1980, he worked as investment analyst at The Chase Manhattan Bank in Rio de Janeiro, and in the years 1976 and 1997, he was economic consultant at the Finance Ministry in Rio de Janeiro. He is fluent in French, English and Portuguese, and has command of conversational Spanish and basic Italian. From 1998 to 2004, he was a Board member of SMBP, a private bank based in Monaco, whose shareholders were Dexia and La Caixa de Barcelona. He is also Secretary General of Monaco Méditerranée Foundation, Secretary General of the Club of Monaco, Secretary General of l’Association des Monégasques de l’Etranger and a member of the Rotary Club of Monaco.
Corinna Claudia Graf
Corinna Claudia Graf, born December 13, 1979, graduated in business administration at FHS, Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Soziale Arbeit, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
She has been a board member at Puerto Punta Portals, S.A., Mallorca, Spain, a consulting firm focused on the service industry, since May 2012. Since January 2012, she has been a board member at the company Rano AG, Appenzell, Switzerland, a holding company with investments in different business activities and ventures. She was a board member at the company Punta Portals, S.A., Mallorca, Spain, from November 2011 to November 2012; since November 2012, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of this company. The company is active in the service industry, operating a marina. The candidate's responsibilities at this company involve negotiations with local and central government regarding administrative concession, total responsibility for the marina's operations (sale/ purchase/hire of moorings, premises, investment decisions etc.) and responsibility for the marina's subsidiary Servirest S.A.U. (a restaurant with 5 outlets on the island of Mallorca). She has been a board member at the company Dextra Investments Ltd, Zug, Switzerland, since July 2009. This is a holding company with investments in different business activities and ventures. From October 2005 to October 2012, she was the Vice President, Board Member, and Director for Corporate Strategy at the company Teka Industrial, S.A., Santander, Spain. The company was active in the appliance industry. Her responsibilities included planning the Group's overall expansion strategy outside the Iberian Peninsula, developing the corporate business plan and industrial activities, investment decisions, establishment of transfer pricing policies, responsibility for company purchasing processes (due diligence analysis, negotiations etc.), set up of factories from green field, tutoring of small factories in expansion processes, supervision of all factories and implementation of internal international standards, negotiations with key suppliers, customers and competitors. From September 2001 to September 2002 she was the assistant director of small and medium enterprises at the company Secuoya Capital Privado, Banco Santander, S.A., Madrid, Spain, where her responsibilities involved identifying possible company purchases/takeover targets, company comparisons, company valuations, monitoring of existing participations etc. From January to August 2001, she was employed at the accounting department of the company Casa Buades, S.A., Mallorca, Spain.
Miha Košak, born on January 1, 1968, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FCSI) in the UK. He is a dual national, Slovenian and British.
He obtained his bachelor degree in Economics (BSc. Econ), specialising in International Trade and Development, from the London School of Economics in 1989; his master’s degree in the Economics of the European Community from the University of Exeter in 1990; the Securities Institute Diploma in 1994; and, an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) in 1998. Currently, he is completing the Financial Times Non-Executive Director’s Diploma.
Since 2015, he is an independent consultant, focusing on strategic and corporate advisory work for Boards and Shareholders in selected and diversified industries. Providing senior counsel on a number of economic, business, corporate governance and regulatory issues impacting their businesses and subsidiaries within the European Union and Emerging Europe geographical space. Miha Košak has 25 years’ experience in international banking practices – corporate banking, investment banking, financial consulting and corporate finance, capital markets and wealth management; he has managed and participated in many important M&A transactions, privatisations and capital raisings in a number of sectors in Central Europe, EMEA, Russia and Asia, including in the white goods sector. Until June 2014, he was Executive Director at VTB Capital Plc in charge of the firm’s coverage drive in Central and Eastern Europe. Since 1991 he has held senior director positions in many leading global financial institutions including Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS Investment Bank and Citigroup Global Markets based in London, Milan and Zurich.
He is currently an Advisory Board Member of Slovenia’s largest international airport, Aerodrom Ljubljana d.o.o., providing advice and support on commercial and other issues that are important for the Airport regarding developments in the economy, aviation and airport sectors. Between 2013 and 2016, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Slovenia’s largest financial institution, NLB d.d., and from 2014 was its Deputy Chairman, and sat on the Risk, Nomination and Remuneration Committees as well as Chairman of the Strategy and Development Committee.
Toshibumi Tanimoto, born September 5, 1952, graduated in 1975 business administration, majoring in international trade, at the Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.
A former employee of the Panasonic Corporation, he has been retired since September 2012. He spent his entire career at Panasonic, previously Matsushita, a company also manufacturing home appliances. Through his career, he has amassed vast experience in the home appliance industry, especially sales and marketing in the European market. From December 2009 to October 2012, he was the director of Marketing Management Development Training Center, Human Resources Development Company, at Panasonic Corporation, Japan. From January 1, 2004 to December 2009, he was the managing director at Panasonic Eastern Europe Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. in Austria. From April 2002 to the end of 2003, he was the managing director at Panasonic Communication & Systems Europe, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH in Germany, a company dealing with sales and marketing of office automation equipment and AV systems for the European market. From April 1, 2002 to April 2002, he worked as managing director at Panasonic Polska Spolka Z.O.O., Poland. From November 1997 to April 2000, he was the managing director at Panasonic Hungary Ltd. in Hungary. From April 1994 to November 1997, he was a manager at the Planning Department, Corporate Management Division for Europe and Africa in Japan. From April 1988 to April 1994, he was the managing director at Panasonic Ireland Ltd. in Ireland. From 1985 to April 1988, he was a coordinator at the Africa Sales Department, Corporate Management Division for Europe and Africa, in Japan. From October 1980 to 1985, he was the chief representative at the Panasonic Nairobi Liaison Office in Kenya, responsible for marketing in the East African market. He started his career in 1975 when he joined the company Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. in Japan to work in the sales and marketing department for European and African market.
Bachtiar Djalil, born January 14, 1975 completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana in 1998 and continued to pursue his academic path by enrolling the postgraduate program on European law at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he was awarded the title Master of Laws in European Laws in 2000.
He is currently the president of the management board at Kapitalska družba, d.d. In 1999, he was hired by NLB, d.d., as an analyst at the bank's equity investment management department. After completing his post-graduate studies, he worked from October 2000 to June 2002 at the Competition Protection Office of the Republic of Slovenia. During this period he also served for several months as a representative of the Competition Protection Office in the European Commission Merger Task Force. In July 2002, he returned to NLB, d.d., taking the position in the Equity Investment and Control Sector where he was a member of project teams for the founding of the company NLB Skladi, d.o.o. (asset management company), and the life insurance company NLB Vita, d.d. In January 2004, he was assigned general counsel at the legal affairs office at NLB Skladi, d.o.o.; in July 2007, he was appointed management board member at this company.
Since January 2010, he has been employed at Kapitalska družba, d.d., where he was initially a management board member; since October 2011, he has been the president of the management board. He is also a supervisory board member at Loterija Slovenije, d.d. and a member of the Permanent Arbitration with the Slovenian Investment Fund Association (Združenje družb za upravljanje investicijskih skladov – GIZ). Previously, he was also the supervisory board president at Modra zavarovalnica (an insurance company), a member of the board of directors with the Slovenian Investment Fund Association, and a member of the board of directors with the National University Library. For a number of years, he has contributed to expert teams of the Slovenian Investment Fund Association in development of regulations on investment funds and asset management companies, taxation, and prevention of money laundering. He also took part in development of legislation on mergers and acquisitions and competition protection, and he was a member of parliamentary group task forces in charge of changes to capital investment management of the Republic of Slovenia, and bank restructuring.