The number, powers and responsibilities of the members of the Board of Directors are regulated under the Act Regulating Measures of the Republic of Slovenia to Strengthen the Stability of Banks (ZUKSB). In accordance with the highest international standards, BAMC is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. It consists of three executive directors, full-time employees of BAMC, and four non-executive directors.
BAMC Board of Directors
Mag. Franc Dover
Franc Dover, Chairman of the BAMC Board of Directors, who holds a master’s degree in technical sciences, assumed the function of Non-Executive Director on 18 February 2021. After completing his studies at the University of Maribor’s Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, he began his career as an assistant at the faculty, and then served in various executive and senior management functions at Plinarna Maribor, Petrol plin Ljubljana, Biogoriva Rače, Javno komunalno podjetje Ptuj and Javno komunalno podjetje Slovenske Konjice. He has served as the Managing Director of Snaga Maribor since last July. Mr Dover is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board and member of the HR Committee of HSE, d. o. o., and serves as Deputy-Chair of the Committee for the Landscaping and Cleaning of Public Areas and as a member of the Economics Committee within the Chamber of Public Utilities. During his 30-year career, he has also managed large groups with more than 200 employees, and developed expertise and competences in the areas of management and negotiations, change management and the development of activities in the areas of energy and utilities.
Marko Tišma holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and was appointed to the post of non-executive director on 14 December 2018. In his professional career of over 25 years, he has accumulated knowledge and experience in management and finance, mostly in top or middle management positions in different companies, either as chairman of the management board, managing director or department manager in various fields, where he managed the work process and teams, which sometimes consisted of over 200 employees. He began his career path in the Rogaška health resort, where he soon joined the executive staff. He headed the business consultancy in the company Hosting and worked in the area of equity management at KBM INFOND. He served as director of marketing and corporate communications at NKBM, and as the executive director of the company ČZP Večer. As former liquidation and bankruptcy trustee and current member of the supervisory boards of Terme Olimje and SID Banka, where he serves as vice chairman, he is very knowledgeable about all the corporate functions in various companies.
Aleksander Lozej took office as non-executive director on the 21 of June 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Laws and a Master’s degree in General Management. He has served in executive positions in both the public and private sector, and his background is mostly in the banking sector, as he served nine years as a Member of the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo, d. d. Prior to this, he served as Advisor to the Management Board of Banka Koper, d. d., director of Finor, d. o. o., and the director of the Institute for spatial planning, urbanism, housing and construction affairs at the Municipality of Izola. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has developed a wealth of knowledge in management, human resources and operational organization, risk management, corporate governance, financial transactions and change management. Aleksander Lozej is an expert member of the Supervisory Board with a license from the Association of Supervisory Board Members, and also served as both member and chairman of supervisory boards of different companies. He also passed the national bar exam.
Mag. Alenka Urnaut Ropoša
Mag. Alenka Urnaut Ropoša, BS MSc Industrial Engineering, was appointed as a non-executive director on BAMC’s Board of Directors on 3 June. Over her 20-year professional career she has worked in investment management, high-performance work teams, and the development of complex real-estate projects, during which she has gained work experience at construction, development and real-estate firms, and has also been a member of international real-estate funds, local governments and financial institutions. She is the owner and managing director of Renova Real d.o.o., a professional associate at BV Financial Group and Euroimmobilien Group, and is an authorised real-estate appraiser, a court appraiser for the construction industry in the field of real estate, and a certified professional engineer. She began her career as the deputy director at Sgp Kograd Igem Inženiring in Dravograd, and later became an investment manager at Probau g.i.z. in Velenje. Before starting her own company she was the managing director of Pilon ing in Velenje, where she also worked as a business and real-estate consultant and participated in the development of complex real-estate projects.
Matej Pirc took on the role of CEO of BAMC on 29 April 2019, after having served as acting CEO for three months and CFO for one-and-a-half years. His responsibilities include real estate operations, compliance, corporate security, internal audit, corporate communications and marketing, human resources and main office He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and has over 15 years of experience in management positions, both in privately-owned and state-owned companies. He developed his qualifications in Finance & Accounting, Controlling, Investment, R&D, IT, HR, Legal, Liquidity and Financial Risk Management. He graduated from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics. He spent a number of years working in executive positions in Mercator Group, both in the principal company and its subsidiaries in Slovenia and abroad. He was a management board of Slovenska odškodninska družba and later the Slovenian Sovereign Holding. In April 2014, he became the chairman of the management board of SDH, where he was responsible for corporate restructuring, asset management, and finance. Prior to his employment at BAMC, he served as one of the directors at the international consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he was responsible for corporate governance projects, for infrastructural projects and for M&A projects.
Dr. Andraž Grum
Dr.Andraž Grum, executive director of BAMC, responsible for business analytics, legal matters, procurement, finance, accounting, controlling and IT, commenced 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.
Mag.Dimitrij Piciga assumed the position of Executive Director of the BAMC on 23 December 2020. He holds a master’s degree in economic science, and in his career spanning more than 20 years he has gained a wide range of knowledge and experience in managing, restructuring and reorganising large commercial companies in the private and public sectors, in the development of new entrepreneurial concepts and in incentivising teams, especially in the tourism sector. He began his professional career at the Bernardin Hotels as assistant head of sales, and then spent six years at the tourist agencies Globtour (as head of domestic tourism) and Kompas (as director of production). From 2006 to 2017 he held management positions as director of the Slovenian Tourist Board, executive director of the Kompas tourist agency and CEO of the company Hit. In recent years, prior to taking his position at the BAMC, as managing director of the company Diogenes he collaborated on the development of tourism strategies and tourism products, and acted as an adviser to investors in various sectors.