The Supervisory Board of Gorenje has appointed a new Steering Committee to manage the company for the next five years. The Executive Director and President of the Management Board, Franjo Bobinac, to whom the Supervisory Board entrusted the task of appointing the Board of Directors last year, proposed six members of the Management Board. Apart from Bobinac, the board will include two current members – Drago Bahun and Žiga Debeljak – the director of the Human Resources Sector, as well as three new members, Stanko Pejanović, Tomaž Korošec and Saša Marković.
Stanka Pejanović comes to the Gorenje Management Board from the company Gorenje Beograd where she was the general manager of one of the largest international branches of Gorenje in the last four years. During this period, she successfully restructured a company that managed to retain a large share of the market despite the increasingly competitive market. Prior to joining Gorenje, she worked for Merkator Group, first as Merkator-S’s General Manager and then as a member of the Steering Committee in South East Europe. Tomaž Korošec has worked for Gorenje Group over 20 years ago, last year he was the senior vice president responsible for corporate procurement, investment and central maintenance. Prior to that, he was the executive director of production, and carried out one of the most demanding reorganization processes in the Group after taking over the Scandinavian company Asko. Under his leadership, Gorenje has moved five factories to five different countries, leading to a significant reduction in operating costs. Saša Marković will become a member of the Management Board of Gorenje on 1 July 2018. He joined the company from Philips Electronics North America in which he held the position of senior marketing director of the personal care segment for the North American market since 2015. Prior to this engagement, Marković worked in the small home appliance industry as the general manager and head of the Philips Consumer Lifestyle subsidiary for the Central European Central Market, based in the Czech Republic. From 2005 to 2011 Marković worked for the multinational company Procter & Gamble, where he headed the planning of categories and implementation of the development strategy in the Balkans.The term of office of members of the Board of Directors, except Saša Marković, will start on July 20, 2018.