Ljubljana, 24 May 2019 – BAMC to have a full complement of executive directors. Starting Monday, 27 May 2019, CEO Matej Pirc will be joined by executive directors Andraž Grum and Bojan Gantar, appointed by the non-executives on 8 May 2019. BAMC's non-executives also divided among them the areas of responsibility previously vested in CEO Matej Pirc.
Henceforth, Matej Pirc's responsibility as CEO will include real estate operations, compliance, corporate security, internal audit, corporate communications and marketing, human resources and main office. Executive director Bojan Gantar will be responsible for credit and equity operations. Executive director Andraž Grum will be responsible for business analytics, legal matters, procurement, finance, accounting, controlling and IT.
Said Matej Pirc: "I am glad that the BAMC will be getting a full complement of executive directors, as teamwork is a key requirement for making quality decisions. BAMC must pursue its goals ambitiously due to its limited lifespan. I am convinced that with a complete executive team and motivated staff we will be able to fulfill our mission of maximizing the recovery value of our assets and reclaim achieve maximum repayment of taxpayer funds invested in the rehabilitation of the banking system."
Matej Pirc was appointed as BAMC's CEO on 29 April. Prior to this, he served a three-month term as acting CEO, and a one-and-a-half year term as BAMC's CFO. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, with more than 15 years of senior management experience in privately-owned and state-owned companies. He has senior expertise in fields such as corporate governance, corporate restructuring, finance and other back-office functions. He graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Economics. He has spent a number of years working in executive positions in Mercator Group, both in the parent company and its Slovenian and international subsidiaries. He served as a member of the management board of Slovenska odškodninska družba and later Slovenian Sovereign Holding. In April 2014, he was appointed CEO of Slovenian Sovereign Holding, responsible for equity and other asset management operations, corporate restructuring, finance and other back-office functions. Prior to his employment at BAMC, he served as a director in the international advisory firm A. T. Kearney, responsible for projects involving corporate governance, infrastructure projects and M & A projects.
Bojan Gantar will be taking over as BAMC's executive director as of 27 May 2019. He has held a number of executive positions over the course of his 20-year career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering, as well as an MBA title. He began his career as a technology project manager in Hidria Rotomatika. Over the course of his career serving in a number of companies, he has attained a wealth of expertise and experience, particularly in strategic planning and corporate governance, financial and operational restructuring and business process optimization. Over the course of his 16-year career with Hidria, he served as the head of technical engineering, director of the business unit and the CEO, followed by a 2-year term as a member of the management board of Trimo. Prior to his appointment as BAMC's executive director, he served as the CEO of Alpina, where he managed and oversaw all key processes in Alpina Group and steered its financial and operational restructuring efforts.
Dr. Andraž Grum, executive director of BAMC, will be commencing his term on 27 May 2019. He has a 20-year executive background in various companies, mostly financial enterprises. He holds a PhD in Economic Science. Over the course of his career he has attained a wealth of experience and knowledge in financial analytics, asset valuation, corporate finance, distressed asset management, risk management, investment management and corporate governance. He began his career in Abanka's capital markets analysis and portfolio management function. At Triglav Funds, he was responsible for managing mutual fund assets. He continued his career in companies such as Vipa Holding, Deželna banka Slovenije and DBS Nepremičnine. He has also served as supervisory board member of a number of companies and financial institutions. He holds a stockbrokerage and asset manager license, as well as an insurance brokerage license.