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 20, 2018; their terms last until July 20, 2023.

Members of the 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 of the Management Board

Education Bachelor in 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
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Membership in Supervisory Boards of other companies outside the Gorenje Group IEDC - Poslovna šola Bled, d. o. o., Supervisory Board member

dr. Lan Lin

Vice President of the Management Board

Education PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA
Career path 2002-2006 Guangdong Kelon Electric Co., Ltd., Vice President
2006-2017 Hisense Group, Vice president; Hisense Group, General Manager of Intellectual Property Department; Hisense International Co., Ltd., General Manager
2018 Hisense Group, Vice President; Hisense Group, General Manager of Intellectual Property Department; Hisense International Co., Ltd., Chairman
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Žiga Debeljak

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Chief Financial and Digital Officer, in charge of strategic finance, controlling, accounting, digital business coordination, IT and non-core businesses
Education BSc in Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Ljubljana
MA in Science of Business Administration and Organization, 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
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Changchun Sun

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Operational finance and risk management
Education Bachelor of management, Qingdao Technological University, China
Career path 2007-2009 Hisense (Shandong) Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., Accountant
2009-2011 Hisense (Shandong) Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., Accounting Supervisor of Finance Department
2011 Hisense (Zhejiang) Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., Deputy Director of Finance Department
2011 Hisense Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., Deputy Director of Finance Department
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Chao Liu

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Strategic purchasing, logistics, supply chain and product planning
Education MBA, University of Memphis, USA
Career path 1995-1997 Qingdao Hisense Mould Co., Ltd., Manufacturing Engineer
1997-2001 Hisense air-conditioning Co., Ltd., Production Supervisor
2001-2004 Hisense Hitachi Air Conditioning System Co., Ltd., Inventory & Production Manager
2011-2016 Hisense Mexico Factory, Project Manager; Hisense USA, Project Manager
2016-2018 Hisense American Region, Director of SCM Management; Hisense Mexico, Executive Vice President
2018 Hisense Refrigerator Co., Ltd., Vice President
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Tomaž Korošec

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Production, R&D, investments and maintenance
Education BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
MSc in Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
Career path 1996 Gorenje, d. d., Cooking appliances plant, Trainee - Project ESSOR
1997 Gorenje, d. d., Cooking appliances plant, Head of technological project
1999 Gorenje, d. d., Cooking appliances plant, Head of Industrial Engineering
2000 Gorenje, d. d., Investment Department, Project Manager
2001 Gorenje, d. d., Refrigeration appliances plant, Deputy plant director
2003 TCG Unitech Lth, d.o.o., Plant director
2003 Gorenje, d. d., Executive Director for Production (Slovenia)
2008 Gorenje, d. d., Executive Director for Production for the entire Gorenje Group
2016 Gorenje, d. d., Executive Director for Purchasing for Gorenje Group
2017 Gorenje. d. d., Executive Vice President- Corporate Procurement for Gorenje Group

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Anguo Yan

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Production systems and improvements, technical support functions and quality
Education MSc, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
Career path 1991-1996 Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., Head of Equipment Department
1996-2003 Hisense air-conditioning Co., Ltd., Manager of Equipment & Power Department
2003-2012 Hisense Hitachi Air-conditioning System Co., Ltd., Director of Production Department
2012-2014 Hisense Whirlpool Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., Director of Equipment Department
2014 Hisense Refrigerator Co., Ltd., General Manager of Production
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Saša Marković

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Sales and marketing in Eastern Europe and CIS countries
Education BA in Management, Faculty of management, BK University, Serbia
Global Executive MBA, J. M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Career path 2001 The Broadmoor Hotel (Colorado Springs, USA), Manager in training
2003 Office 1 Superstore, Sales Director
2005 Procter & Gamble (Belgrade & Novi Sad, Serbia), Customer Business Development, Unit Manager
2009 Procter & Gamble (Bucharest, Romania), Market Strategy and Planning - Balkans, Category Manager
2011 Philips Consumer Lifestyle – small kitchen appliances (Prague, Czech Republic), Marketing Director Central and Eastern Europe
2012 Philips Consumer Lifestyle – small kitchen appliances (Prague, Czech Republic), General Manager/Commercial Leader for Central Europe
2015 Philips Electronics North America, Senior Marketing Director-Personal Care, North America
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Lu Hou

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Fields of work Sales and marketing in Western Europe
Education MBA, Central Queensland University, Australia
Career path 2005-2009 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Regional Sales Manager of Hisense Europe
2009-2012 Hisense International Co., Ltd., TV Sales Director of Hisense Europe
2012-2018 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Hisense UK
2018 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Hisense Europe; Managing Director of Hisense UK
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Stanka Pejanović

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Areas of work Human resources, organization, after-sales, corporate support and internal audit
Education Bachelor in Economics, Faculty of Trade and Banking, Belgrade, Serbia
MSc in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Career path 1991 Univerzal, Head of Accounting Department
1995 Rodić MB, Head of Accounting Department
1996 Rodić MB, Head of Retail Department
1999 Rodić Market, General Manager
2001 Rodić Holding, Sales Director
2006 Mercator-S, General Manager & M-Rodić, President of Management Board
2010 Mercator Group, Senior Vice President for Operations in South East Europe
2011 Mercator Group, Management Board Member & Mercator-S, General Manager
2014 Gorenje, d. d., Managing Director of Gorenje Beograd
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Jianmin Han

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Areas of work Co-responsible for human resources
Education MBA, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
Career path 2001-2005 Hisense Group, Capital Management in Finance Department
2005-2007 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Assistant General Manager
2005-2007 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Assistant General Manager
2007-2018 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Vice President
2018 Hisense International Co., Ltd., Vice President; Hisense Italy, General Manager
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Drago Bahun

Member of the Management Board

Responsibilities/Areas of work Labor Director, responsible for social dialogue
Education BA in 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
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