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

Janez Žlak, PhD, President of the Management Board
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Dr Janez Žlak holds a PhD degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Maribor), a MSc degree in Economics (Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana), he is a specialist in mechanical engineering, and an energy specialist (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor). He started his career in Termoelektrarna Trbovlje, d. o. o. (TET) as the Shift Operations Manager, was then promoted to the Project Director and later became the Assistant to TET's Director. In 2016, he assumed the position of the Managing Director of RTH - Rudnik Trbovlje-Hrastnik, d. o. o., and three years later became its liquidator. Before taking up the position of President of the Management Board of SSH, he was employed with Petrol, d. d., holding the position of the Executive Director of Energy and Environmental Systems. He has rich experience in managing companies, organising business processes and leading staff, human resources management and in managing energy projects. He has passed several professional exams (the exam under the Construction Act, the exam for the Technical Manager of an energy facility, the exam in pedagogy and andragogy, the exam for an energy broker) and completed trainings for members of Supervisory Board and internal auditor. He is also the President of the Supervisory Board of Petrol, d. d.

He assumed the function of a President of the Management Board on 7 October 2020.

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 Deputy President of the Supervisory Board of SID banka, 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.

Peter Drobež, Member of the Management Board
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Peter Drobež (1974) holds a university degree in Economics obtained from the Faculty of Economics and Business of Maribor and has more than twenty years of experience in the international corporate environment.  For most of his career he worked for Etol, d. d., where he held various managerial and executive positions for many years: initially as a Sales Manager for Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, then as an Assistant to the Management Board for Marketing and Sales, and finally as a Managing Director of Frutarom Etol, d. o. o. Over the last twenty years, Etol has grown from a small company to a large international company, which was acquired by one of the largest corporations in the world, operating in the field of food components production, and has become its part. 

The wealth of international experience and expertise that Peter Drobež brings to the SSH Management Board is mainly in the areas of corporate governance, process management and financial management.

He assumed the function of a Management Board Member on 1 April 2022.

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.