Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Structure 

Corporate governance

The management of SSH is based on the applicable legislation in the Republic of Slovenia, internal legal documents and on good practices in corporate governance. The company has a two-tier corporate governance system with the Management Board running the company and the Supervisory Board providing for the control and supervision of the Management Board's work. The General Meeting of the Company represents the Republic of Slovenia and the Government represents the Republic of Slovenia on its behalf.

ZSDH-1 - Slovenian Sovereign Holding Act

SSH's bodies are:

General Meeting of Company

Supervisory Board

Management Board

Management Board

Žiga Debeljak, MSc, President of the Management Board
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Žiga Debeljak, MSc (1971) holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Business and Organisation. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ljubljana. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, where he completed his Master of Science in Business and Organisation. He was employed as the Managing Director of the Advico Group, which is engaged in business and financial consulting, and provides financial and accounting services in Slovenia and Serbia. Previously, he held the position of the Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer at Gorenje Group, an international manufacturer of household appliances, and the Managing Director of the holding companies Gorenje BeteiligungsgesmbH, Austria, and Gorenje Nederland BV, the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2012, he served as the President of the Management Board of Mercator Group, prior to which he was the Member of the Management Board for Finance and Economics of Gorenje Group.  Prior to joining Gorenje, he was Director of Controlling and Accounting of the Mercator Group. In 2003, he obtained the professional title of Certified Accountant, and in 2009 the title of Certified Appraiser, awarded by the Slovenian Institute of Auditors. He has experience of membership in a number of supervisory boards of financial companies and has obtained the certificate of the Slovenian Directors’ Association. He currently serves as President of the Supervisory Board at Telekom Slovenije, d. d. and Gen Energy, d. o. o. He has also been a senior lecturer in business economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana. He has co-authored two books and several articles in the field of corporate finance and business economics.

He assumed the function of a President of the Management Board on 1 September 2022.

Janez Tomšič, Member of the Management Board
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Janez Tomšič (1979) holds a University Degree in Law obtained at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and is experienced in running and supervising business entities. He dedicated the most of his career to the state-owned D.S.U., družba za svetovanje in upravljanje, d. o. o., in which he assumed various managerial positions, including the position of one of two directors of the subsidiary company, DSU nepremičnine, d. o. o., and the position of a member of the  management of D.S.U., responsible for investment activites and real estate management which he held in the  2015 – 2019 period. Since 2007, he has held supervisory positions in supervisory boards of SOEs and other public sector organisations (for example, Housing Fund), and is currently the President of the Supervisory Board of SID banka, d. d. and President of the Supervisory Board of KAD, d. d. He regularly takes part in supplementary training programmes, particularly on corporate governance, law, financial management and banking, and thus contributes to improving his several years of experience in the management and supervision of companies, in strategic planning, asset management and real estate management, human resource management, planning and implementation of investment projects. He holds a certificate by the Slovenian Directors' Association for rendering the services of a member of a Supervisory Board and a Management Board.

He assumed the function of a Management Board Member on 23 April 2021.

Management Board's Consultation Bodies

Nomination Committee of SSH (KK)

In accordance with the Slovenian Sovereign Holding Act (ZSDH-1) (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 25/2014), the Nomination Committee is the Slovenian Sovereign Holding Management Board's consultation body in charge of performing recruitment procedures related to the recruitment of members of supervisory bodies of state-owned enterprises, the procedures for the candidates ' evaluation and the procedures for their accreditation. 

Members of the Nomination Committe are:

  • Samo Roš, President
  • Urška Podpečan, Deputy President
  • Vlasta Lenardič, Member

Expert Committee for Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA)

The Expert Committee for Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) is the Slovenian Sovereign Holding Management Board's consultation body responsible for providing opinions and initiatives related to the economic and social affairs. Opinions and initiatives are adopted at the ECESA sessions that are related to affairs which result or may result in issues concerning the labour law, the company's Articles of Association or have or may have social impacts. ECESA holds the right to inform the public of its viewpoints, when no confidential information regarding SSH or companies managed by SSH are disclosed by such viewpoints, specifically, by means of joint press releases which have been harmonised with the SSH Management Board. 


Composition of ECESA

ECESA is composed of seven representatives of the Slovenia’s representative trade unions and confederations who are members of the Economic and Social Council. The ECESA members are appointed by the trade unions and confederations mentioned above, and their appointment is approved by the SSH Management Board. The term of office of the ECESA members is five years, and the President of ECESA is elected from among the ECESA members by the ECESA members.+


The ECESA members are

  • Zdenko Lorber – the Slovenian Union of Alternative Trade Unions of SloveniaPresident
  • Saška Kiara Kumer – the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia, Deputy President
  • Damjan Volf – the Confederation of Trade Unions 90 Slovenia
  • Albert Pavlič – the Association of Workers Trade Unions of Slovenia – Solidarity,
  • Branimir Štrukelj – the Confederation of Slovenian Public Sector Trade Unions,
  • Miroslav Garb – the Confederation of new Trade Unions of Slovenia - Independence,
  • Jakob Počivavšek - the Pergam Confederation of Trade Unions.