The SSH's Supervisory Board is composed of five members.

They are appointed by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, in accordance with Article 40, Paragraph 1 of Slovenian Sovereign holding Act (ZSDH-1). 

 

Members of SSH Supervisory Board

Karmen Dietner, President

Karmen Dietner holds a university degree in economics and has long-lasting experience in management and in supervision of large business systems.

She has started her career as an auditor and then continued to deal with ownership restructuring of companies. In 1998, she became a Deputy Director of Slovenska odškodninska družba. In 2001, she took part in the establishment of Pokojninska družba A, a pension fund, and was appointed as the Management Board Member holding the said function until 2015 when she became the President of the Management Board.

She holds a certificate on being qualified for rendering the services of a member of a Supervisory Board and a Management Board. During her career, she held the function of a Supervisory Board Member in several companies, specifically: Mercator d. d., Luka Koper d. d., SKB banka d. d, Loterija Slovenije d. d.

 

First appointment to the position: 19. 12. 2018

Conclusion of the position/term of office: 19. 12. 2023

Ivan Simič, MSc, Deputy President

Ivan Simič, MSc., is a tax adviser, lecturer, an author and co-author of books and handbooks on taxes. He is a former Director of the Slovenian (from 2006 to 2008) Financial Administration and of the Serbian Tax Administration (2013), and a former member of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Slovenia (from 2009 to 2012). He was also the President of the Football Association of Slovenia from 2009 to 2010 and twice the President of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA; in 2008 and 2013). He completed the undergraduate study at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and obtained a master's degree in tax law at the Faculty of Law in Maribor.

When he headed the Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia (for two years and a half), the indicative calculation of the personal income tax was introduced, the charging for administrative fees in tax proceedings was abolished and several simplifications in the operation of the tax administration were introduced. Many procedural simplifications and improvements as well as e-services were also introduced in the Tax Administration of the Republic of Serbia when Ivan Simič presided over the said authority (for 11 months).

In the period from 2006 to 2019, he was selected the most prominent tax expert in Slovenia for twelve times, as voted by the users of the web portal Tax-Fin-Lex. In 2013, the European Manager's Association form Sarajevo awarded him with the title “the most prominent tax expert in South-eastern and Central Europe” for his contribution in introducing positive changes in the tax systems of the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Serbia.

In 2013, the Nacional Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and Radio Television of Serbia conferred him the title of the Reformer of the Year in Serbia in the category “Head of Administration Authority”: He was awarded the said title for kicking off vital projects and giving initiatives to simplify administrative procedures for tax reporting in Serbia.

He is the President of the Tax Advisory Chamber of Slovenia and a majority owner of the Simčič&Partners Group which owns several companies operating in the field of tax advisory services, accounting, training and publishing services, issuing the publication on taxes entitled DENAR (in English: “Money”).

 

First appointment to the position: 17. 7. 2020

Conclusion of the position/term of office: 17. 7. 2025

Božo Emeršič, MSc, MBA

Mr. Božo Emeršič, MSc., MBA is an economist specialised in area of financial services and corporate management of complex business systems. Between 1990 and 2017  he succesfully fullfilled duties on various managerial positions within multinational companies in Slovenia and SEE region. Among other positions, he served as a long year Chairman of the Board of local company within multinational group, operating in regulated business environment of financial industry. As estimed expert for financial industry and corporate management of complex business organisations he recently acts  as a business consultant. As independent expert he was advisor to Minister of Finance of Republic of Slovenia in 2019/20. Among other functions Mr Emeršič lectures at Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Maribor, where he is also a member of Strategical Council. With his ability to communicate in English, German and Serbo Croatian business environment he brings the valuable expertise in international business environment to the Board.

First appointment to the position: 17. 7. 2020

Conclusion of the position/term of office: 17. 7. 2025

Janez Vipotnik

Janez Vipotnik holds a university degree (Dipl. Oec.) in Economics, obtained at the University of Ljubljana. He has extensive experience in business financing, business administration and the management of large and medium enterprises in Slovenia and in other countries (Switzerland, Great Britain).

Janez Vipotnik is experienced in formulating and implementing strategies, in corporate restructuring and in the sale. He has also experience as a non-executive member of several management boards such as, for example, Iskra's foreign subsidiaries and the Supervisory Boards of predecessors of NLB.

From 1976-1990, he worked in Iskra Commerce, holding several managerial and executive functions (Head of Export Department, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer); he was, in the period from 1990 to 1992 President of the Management Board of Iskra Holding, d. d.; from 1992 to 1996  Director and CEO of Cranex GmbH, Switzerland. From 1996 to 2015, he was the Chairman and the Managing Director of Mahle Letrika UK Ltd, Iskra UK Ltd and Letrika UK Ltd. He retired in 2016 and is at present working as a business consultant. 

Beside his formal education, he has taken part in the business executive programmes at the International Marketing Institute, Boston, IMD Lausanne and at the Iskra School of Management. He has been a member of the Institute of Directors, London, since 1997.

 

First appointment to the position: 14. 12. 2017

Conclusion of the position/term of office: 14. 12. 2022

Working Bodies of SSH Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board's Audit Committee:

Members of the SSH Supervisory Board's Audit Committee are appointed by the Supervisory Board, in accordance with the Rules of Procedrue of SSH's Supervisory Board.

Currently, the said Committee consists of the following members:

  • Mr. Ivan Simič, MSc, President,
  • Ms. Karmen Dietner, Member, and
  • Mrs Darinka Virant, acting in the capacity of an External Member.

 

 

 

Supervisory Board's Risk Committee:

Members of the SSH Supervisory Board's Risk Committee are appointed by the Supervisory Board, in accordance with the Rules of Procedrue of SSH's Supervisory Board. Currently, the said Committee consists of the following members:

  • Mr. Janez Vipotnik, President,
  • Mr. Božo Emeršič, MSc, MBA, Member, and
  • Mrs Darinka Virant, acting in the capacity of an External Member.

 

 

 

 

Supervisory Board's Nomination Committee

The Supervisory Board's Nomination Committee is composed of the following members:

  • Ivan Simič, MSc, President,
  • Karmen Dietner, Member,
  • Janez Vipotnik, Member,
  • Božo Emeršič, MSc, MBA, Member.